The Riverside Resort

Riverside.jpgThe Homosassa Riverside Resort offers daily and weekly accommodations and vacation waterfront suites and hotel rooms. Enjoy riverfront lodging with full service kitchens. The Riverside Crab House, The Yardarm Lounge and The Monkey Bar are a perfect place to relax and enjoy live island entertainment. Watch the monkeys on Monkey Island, the dolphin or native birds from our docks, our swimming pool, the tiki bar, your private balcony or boat. Rent from our marina, or bring your own kayak, pontoon or jon boat to fish, scallop or explore the Homosassa River and the Gulf of Mexico on your own or with one of our local fishing guides.  Take a manatee tour with Riversport Kayaks.  Call 352-621-4972 for reservations – the manatees are here!!

 

Gift shop, bait, tackle, fuel, river cruises, airboat rides and eco safari style tours are footsteps from your room and the Homosassa Springs State Wildlife Park is a five minute drive. Riverside Resort is only ten miles from Crystal River and Three Sisters Springs. More info…

 


 

Florida Breast Cancer Foundation

flbcf.jpgRiversport Kayaks has a “free” kayak and canoe launch. Donationas are accepted and given to the Florida Breast Cancer Foundation. We are dedicated to ending breast cancer through advocacy, education, and research. You can learn more about how you can help atwww.floridabreastcancer.org. Together we WILL end breast cancer! To date we have collected over $2,000 in donations. Thanks to all of you that have donated. It’s a GREAT cause and all donations stay within the state of Florida.

Area Information

Homosassa, Florida is also home to one the state’s more impressive wildlife parks and rehabilitation facilities. The Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park is often home to large numbers of ‘migratory’ manatees, which frequent the area due to its springs and relatively warm waters. The park is home to Lucifer, a famous hippopotamus known for his performances in many movies for the past 40 years. The Wildlife Park helps spread awareness about the dangers of boating around areas inhabited by manatees as well as the destructive effects of polluting the environment. The State Park is one of the few major attractions of the area, which has a large retiree population and a very low level of activity compared to major tourist regions of Florida. The Homosassa and Halls Rivers run through the area, and it is fairly common to see manatees surface near the area’s waterfront restaurants and bars.