Spanish explorers and settlers were documented in the area as well as English-speaking European settlers. With Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park being the largest source of freshwater in the area, combined with its location near the gulf and its central position between early Florida cities such as St. Augustine and Pensacola; Wakulla Springs became a known destination for centuries in modern history.
Studies and incidental findings throughout the years have given us a lot of information, but many questions remain.
Currently archaeologists with the Aucilla Research Institute utilize grant funding to continue to study the intricacies of who was here and when. Through their work, we learn more about how life was lived at Wakulla Springs by all the different cultures who have experienced the area.