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Monkey Island
Monkey Island
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Lat: 28.785828
Lon: -82.616905
Ele: 3 ft
Weather: ° and (more weather)
Florida Florida
Lat: 28.785828   |    Lon: -82.616905   |    Ele: 3 ft   |    Current weather: ° and (see monthly averages)
Florida Florida

Tourists can get "caught monkey'n around" by visiting the five spider monkeys who play resident at a small river island.

A quick and wild roadside attraction can be found on an island that is set in the Homosassa River. A bar and resort overlook this island, which serves as a home to five spider monkeys. Platforms, ropes, and a small lighthouse were constructed on the island to provide plenty of entertainment and encourage exercise for these spunky creatures. Floats and docks were added to provide a closer look for tourists, but entering the island or feeding the monkeys is forbidden. A picturesque sign can be found on a nearby dock saying “Caught Monkey'n Around.”

The spot of land started accumulating dirt off of an underwater mountain of rocks in 1960. Originally, this section of the river was a hazard for boaters and swimmers, but has grown to provide an attraction and is maintained by the Homosassa Springs Wildlife Park. The inhabitants were added from this nearby park and are fed twice a day.

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Current conditions for Monkey Island

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Monthly averages:

High / Low (°F)
Rain
JAN
65° / 51°
12 days
FEB
69° / 55°
12 days
MAR
73° / 57°
12 days
APR
79° / 64°
12 days
MAY
84° / 69°
16 days
JUN
87° / 75°
23 days
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JUL
88° / 76°
27 days
AUG
89° / 77°
29 days
SEP
87° / 74°
24 days
OCT
81° / 68°
15 days
NOV
74° / 59°
10 days
DEC
69° / 55°
12 days

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