A NOTE FROM THE MANAGER
Rob Lacy, Park Manager
Hello and welcome to Lake Talquin State Park. Just to the west of Tallahassee, this hidden gem of a park is nestled on the bluffs above Lake Talquin, a 12,000-acre reservoir. The park is full of vistas of ravines and distant hills on other areas of the lake. The park offers ample fishing opportunities. A quarter-mile boardwalk at the lake's edge places you within casting distance of the historic channel where the Ochlockonee River flowed before the lake was created. The park also has a small boat dock for fishermen and paddlers.
Lake Talquin State Park is completely forested by deciduous trees and offers plenty of shade in the warm months, plenty of late fall color and spectacular views in the winter. Deer, turkey, bear, birds of prey and plenty of song birds can be found in the park. We encourage you to walk along the nature trail for fitness or leisurely fun.
The park offers a beautiful, large picnic pavilion, called the Governor’s Pavilion, along with a cook pavilion for large family gatherings, weddings and family reunions. This award-winning pavilion is available to rent by calling the park’s office at 850-487-7989.
If you are interested in visiting or already at Lake Talquin State Park and need more information from our amazing staff, please give our park office a call at 850-487-7989. Please feel free to contact me at Rob.Lacy@dep.state.fl.us as well.