Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park


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Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park


Location:In Homosassa Springs, 75 miles north of Tampa, on US 19.
Facilities:Picnic area, nature trails, visitor center, exhibits, restaurant, snack bar, gift shops.
Activities:Hiking, wildlife viewing, birding, educational programs, boat tours.
Special Features:Park showcases native Florida wildlife, including manatees, black bears, bobcats, white-tailed deer, American alligators, American crocodiles, and river otters. Visitors can view the manatees year-round from an underwater observatory in Homosassa's main spring. Snakes and other native animals are featured at Wildlife Encounter programs and at the park's Reptile House and Children's Education Center. The park also features wading birds, birds of prey, and songbirds.
Address:4150 S Suncoast Blvd
Homosassa, FL 34446

Phone:352-628-5343
Fax:352-628-4243
Web: www.floridastateparks.org/homosassasprings
Size: 195 acres land; 5 acres water.

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At Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park, John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park and Wekiwa Springs State Park exciting wildlife encounters abound.
have unveiled the sustainable hydrogen generator and fuel cell at the Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park.
Hydrogen is a potential fuel source for the future, and we are glad to partner with DEP, Hydrogenics and the Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park to test and develop that potential in our state.
Right now, the electricity used to capture hydrogen is greater than the electricity gained from using hydrogen, making demonstration projects like the one at Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park important.
Progress Energy Florida, along with partners from the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), recently unveiled a fully integrated fuel cell and 5-kilowatt photovoltaic (PV) solar system at the Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park.
In addition to the project at Palm Garden, Progress Energy also is involved in a number of other projects to explore the viability of hydrogen as a carrier of energy, including installing the first sustainable hydrogen fuel cell at Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park near Crystal River and piloting hydrogen fuel cell vehicles.