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.
Daily guided riverboat tours provide a closer view of wildlife and are perfect for the wildlife photographer. The 45-minute boat tour of the spring and downriver ecosystem is a bird lovers paradise, with a multitude of bird species seen on virtually every trip. Alligators are always visible on the cruise, and manatees are a seasonal resident of the springs. Glass-bottom boat tours are offered when the water is clear to a depth of 75 feet.
Swimming is a popular activity during the hot summer months with a two-story tower and two sunbathing platforms amid the clear, cool spring waters. Fall, winter and spring are the best times to enjoy the nature trails, where visitors walk beside remarkable karst features and among rare and unusual plants in old-growth forests.
Plan Your Visit
The Lodge at Wakulla Springs
Main 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
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