The Homosassa Riverside Resort claims to be the Homosassa River’s most famous waterfront resort. Possible, as riverside resorts here are few and far between. The colorful building, which resembles a massive party barge, certainly ranks as the river’s most distinctive resort. And its 50-plus years of business set it apart as the river’s most historic resort. However, the resort’s biggest claim to fame is its proximity to the most famous prison on the Homosassa River – Monkey Island – a water-bound exile for a handful of notorious criminals.