Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park
Welcome to Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park
Home of the world’s largest and deepest freshwater springs, the sapphire water of Wakulla Springs boasts manatees, alligators and a host of diverse wildlife that can be viewed from a riverboat or the diving platform.
The invigorating 70 degree waters are sure to refresh you on even the hottest summer days. The historic lodge is an elegant remnant of old Florida, and the ancient cypress swamps made the perfect backdrop for old Hollywood movies.
Wakulla Springs is a place where history stretches back thousands of years, from early Native Americans who lived in shoreline villages to filmmakers who recognized the primeval quality of the park’s swamps and wildlife when they decided to film Tarzan’s Secret Treasure (1941) and Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954) here.
Today, visitors can swim where mastodons once roamed and take guided boat tours where dugout canoes once glided across the cool waters. Alligators, manatees and an abundance of bird life can all be seen, and visitors can also marvel at a 1930s Spanish style lodge with its period furniture, original elevators and colorful painted ceilings that depict wildlife and Old Florida scenes.
Plan Your Visit
The Lodge at Wakulla Springs
Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park Photo Gallery
Wakulla Springs State Park and Lodge is perfect for your wedding, banquet or special event. Two private dining spaces accommodate groups between 25 and 100 people.
Geology of Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park
International Coastal Cleanup at Wakulla Springs
Sat, Sep 21, 2019 9:00 am - 12:00 pm EDTCoastal Cleanup is the largest volunteer service event to remove litter from our rivers and oceans for the protection of our wildlife. Volunteers are needed to remove litter from a section of highway that borders the park and leads to the Wakulla River.
Wakulla Springs, FL
National Public Lands Day at Wakulla Springs
Sat, Sep 28, 2019 9:00 am - 12:00 pm EDTWakulla Springs State Park will have a special event to improve and protect our Public Lands. Volunteers are needed at Wakulla Springs State Park on the Cherokee Sink Tract to help with trail work.
Wakulla Springs, FL