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.