An Intersection of Man and Nature
Ninety minutes north of Tampa Bay via US 19, US 41, the Suncoast Parkway (589) or I-75, ninety minutes west of Orlando, via the Florida turnpike, and only sixty minutes south of Cedar Key. Homosassa provides one of Florida's most convenient locations for easy access to the State's busiest commercial centers and her most famous major attractions; Disney World, Universal Studios, Busch Gardens, Silver Springs and Weeki Wachee.
Many of the species commonly viewed by visitors are extremely rare. More than a dozen threatened or endangered species inhabit Homosassa, including the American bald eagle. The most famous "endangered" animal which considers the area home is the West Indian Manatee. So common is the manatee in these waters, it is difficult for our visitora not to see one. At the Homosassa Springs State Wildlife Park, less than 1 mile from the Riverside Resort, visitors can observe the manatee from a room submerged beneath the surface of the Homosassa Spring.
Homosassa Lodging, Hotel Accommodations, Waterfront Vacation Rentals, Swim with the Manatee
5297 S. Cherokee Way, Homosassa, FL 34448352-628-2474 800-442-2040
Secure online reservations available for accommodations, boat rentals and river tours
The first Americans sensed something sacred about this brief stretch of Gulf Coast which today supports the community of Homosassa and Crystal River. Perhaps it was the abundant fish and shell life which thrived in the crystal clear waters which rush from more than a dozen springs to the Gulf of Mexico. Perhaps it was the incredible beauty of her sub-tropical forest and vast wet lands. Perhaps it was all of these things together, which created the symphony of nature and history, where human beings could live in peace and thrive with prosperity. The symphony of nature and history, with its infinite harmonies and occassionally dramatic crescendos, continues to play into these bustling, modern times, as western Citrus County's most revered and protected asset.
Enjoy unspoiled natural surroundings abundant with history and endless aquatic adventures. Whether your dream vacation includes fishing with local guides by boat or special outfitted kayaks, swimming with the loveable manatee, taking a leisurely River cruise followed by a casual wonderful waterfront dining experience; The Homosassa Riverside Resort is truly Natures Playground. Beautiful waterfront extended stay suites and hotel rooms are the perfect accommodation for you, your family and friends. We invite you to "Stay & Play"