Experiences & Amenities
A small dock provides excellent access to freshwater fishing with common species such as largemouth bass, striped bass, speckled perch, bream and catfish. The park also has a 650-foot fishing/viewing boardwalk along the shores of Lake Talquin.
Enjoy the 1.2-mile nature trail that winds gently through the upland forest, offering a closer look at the steephead ravine system. In 2011, a 0.33-mile spur trail was completed as an Eagle Scout project by Matt Willis and Scout Troop 114. This spur trail goes to a beautiful bluff overlooking Lake Talquin.
Bring your canoe or kayak to explore the roughly 10,000-acre lake. Jack Vause Landing is operated by Leon County and is located on Jack Vause Landing Road. The boat launch is approximately 500 yards north of the state park entrance.
There is no fee to use the county boat launch. After you have explored the lake, be sure to visit Lake Talquin State Park.
Lake Talquin State Park is an excellent location for private parties, family reunions, weddings and receptions. A picnic pavilion with a view of the lake seats approximately 100 people. Under a separate roof are two barbecue pits that are made of brick and are raised for convenience and ease during cooking.
- Normal operating hours are from 8 a.m. to sundown. However, we are pleased to make this facility available for your after-hours occasions.
- Reservations may be made two weeks in advance of requested date. Reservations are on a first-come, first-serve basis. Due to the popularity of this facility, we suggest you call for a reservation as soon as possible. Please contact the park office at 850-487-7989.
Lake Talquin State Park offers a one-hour ranger-guided interpretive tour with a two-week notice. We can accommodate groups up to 50 people. If your group contains more than 50 or if you can't give us a two-week notice, please call the office at 850-487-7989. We do make every reasonable effort to accommodate all tour groups when the situation allows.