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Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park

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Address: 465 Wakulla Park Drive, Wakulla Springs, FL 32327
Phone Number: 850 561 7276
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8:00 am - 7:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 7:30 pm
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Birdwatching

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Wonderful boat ride to see a lot of wildlife. I wish I had gotten the name of the tour leader, she was awesome! She made every child feel important, even when they was pointing... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2015
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Hampstead, North Carolina
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Hampstead, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Wonderful boat ride to see a lot of wildlife. I wish I had gotten the name of the tour leader, she was awesome! She made every child feel important, even when they was pointing out a duck. Lots of valuable education for adults and children. Two Tarzan movies filmed here as well as the creature of the black lagoon.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Wakulla Springs State Park is a beautiful way to spend a few hours. We were only able to take time to look through the Lodge and take the slow boat ride to see the wildlife of the area. The main room in the Lodge is appointed with furnishings that make you think of the early 1900's. The ceiling is beautifully... More 

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Oak Hill, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Took a vacation of visiting state parks. With the bikes in tow we stopped of here for a bike trail and swimming. The bike path was total 10 miles but there a tree in the path at 3.75 miles so we had to turn around at that point. Total trip was 7.5 miles and it was not easy but not... More 

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florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

It took us about an hour to get there from the FSU campus. We got there around 9:30 am I think there was a $6 fee per carload. My son & husband wanted to jump off the platform before the rush got there. There was clean changing rooms and bathrooms. There was also an outdoor shower and picnic area with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

This place is rich in history, fun, charming and full of adventure. There are biking trails, a diving platform, swimming, boat tours, fine dining, and clean quiet rooms. It should be in the top ten of everyone's bucket list!!!

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Crestview, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

We arrived at the park for the sole purpose of taking the boatride and it was everything we were hoping it would be. Our guide was informative and had a wonderful sense of the history of the area and quite the sense of humor which made the trip alll the more enjoyable. The cost of ride was quite reasonable -... More 

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Leesburg, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

A gentle ride on the river with a narrative explaing all the wildlife and history of the island. We were with a group of 12 and we had no trouble getting the whole group on the boat. After the boatride we went to the Lodge and had a delicous lunch. The service was slow but we weren't in any hurry.... More 

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tallahassee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

This is a wonderful classic old Florida experience. The lodge is beautiful, the river boat ride has plenty of gators and turtles, variety of interesting birds, and maybe a manatee or two if you're lucky. Kids love the swimming area with a large platform and two-story dive.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

The boat tour is very informative and family friendly. I enjoyed seeing the wildlife swim and nest along the river. The tour guide was very informative about any species we happened to see. The lodge is beautiful and historic with an "old world" feel and the ice cream/soda jerk counter is a must see. Very cool!

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Monticello, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

The staff was extremely helpful and friendly: Rachael,Brittany, Angela, Megan, and Neal. Lots of history and wildlife at the springs if you take the riverboat tour. Alligators, manatee, lots of cool looking birds and absolutely gorgeous landscape. We have taken the riverboat ride many times before and we experience something very different each time, this was our first stay at... More 

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Additional Information about Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park

Address: Address: 465 Wakulla Park Drive, Wakulla Springs, FL 32327
Phone Number: 850 561 7276
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Wakulla Springs
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 7:30 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 7:30 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 7:30 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 7:30 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 7:30 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 7:30 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 7:30 pm

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