Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park, Wakulla Springs

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  • Do take the boat ride and sit on the right side of the boat for the best viewing. The ride is an hour long and explores the spring. The wildlife is amazing. Be prepared to see blue herons, tricolor he...  more »
  • Beautiful and unspoiled setting on the Wakulla river - River boat tour with Park Ranger offers a glimpse of true Florida complete with alligators and native birds - the Lodge offers dining and lodging...  more »
  • This is a state park you should not miss if you are in the "Panhandle" of Florida. Located just a very short drive for the center of Tallahassee (less than 45 miles), the visit here is one you will no...  more »
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  • Unbelievably beautiful park. The boat tour was breathtaking. The guide was informative and charming. The wildlife was seemingly undisturbed by the tour boat. Lush vegetation, mossy trees, wildflowers... there were beautiful manifestations of nature in every direction. We also enjoyed wading around while braver parkgoers leaped off the high platform into the frigid spring water. Looking forward to coming back for a hike later this year.
  • Wakulla Springs is one of my favorite places in the world. I can never get enough of jumping off the tower into the cold spring water on a hot summer day. The beauty and nostalgia of the place is unmatched anywhere in the world. If you've never been, a meal in the restaurant or counter service for some ice cream is definitely part of the experience to take home with you. The lodge has an old time feeling that you rarely find.
  • Excellent place to cool off on a hot summer day. The facts about this place are incredible - 300 million gallons of water a day pumping out of this place!? And only a few feet away from where you swim. The water is always cold so it's best on really hot days. On cooler days, take the boat ride and see manatees, alligators, and all of the unique wildlife that live on this untouched waterway. The soda jerk in the lodge is pretty cool. This is our first stop when visitors are in town.
  • This is a neat park. There are platforms to swim out to in the spring, and some platforms to jump off into the water. There is also a river tour boat that goes up and down the river. I heard some people saying they say alligators and manatees on the tour. We saw lots of turtles also. Nice place for a picnic and a swim on a hot summer day.
  • I've always loved Wakulla Springs and I've spent many hot Florida summer days cooling off in the springs and admiring the crystal clear water. Unfortunately though, the Springs are being polluted and it's slowly dying. If you're interested in preserving this wonderful location and the animals living within it like the manatees, please read this article on what's going on: Go to Tallahassee . com and type in their search box "Wakulla Springs at the brink", it's the first article result. (Google doesn't allow links to be posted in reviews or I would have just linked to the article). Perhaps we can get a petition going or something and rally enough attention to actually make sure Wakulla Springs is preserved.