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Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park

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A worthwhile Visit

Wakulla Springs State Park provided us with a very enjoyable experience. It is a way to see the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
readingtutr
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Needham
Interesting day trip from the beaches

It’s a two hour drive from the beaches of Panama City but well worth it. No artificial, plastic... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Meredith S
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Paris, Ontario
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Reviewed yesterday

Wakulla Springs State Park provided us with a very enjoyable experience. It is a way to see the topography of Old Florida before any development. Our boat captain provided very informative anecdotes and information. There were lots of birds to observe, for a birder like...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago

It’s a two hour drive from the beaches of Panama City but well worth it. No artificial, plastic entertainment here. One first approaches a grand but somewhat faded Art Deco inspired lodge on beautiful, peaceful grounds in a state park. We then had a delicious,...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago

About a 1 hour boat tour allowed us to see a tremendous number of creatures. All kinds of birds, manatees and gators were seen. I think was probably the most productive cursing that we have taken in terms of viewing wildlife.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The tour boat was very good with lots of wildlife and an entertaining guide. Lasts about an hour. The hotel is a lovely old building with spectacular hand painted beams in the ceiling of the lobby.A comfy place to sit on a rainy day. We...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The boat ride in Wakulla Springs State Park was a well worth the price, which was a bargain for seniors. The guide was familiar with the birds and reptiles in the area and pointed them out. He also knew the history of the beginning of...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to enjoy the lodge, soda fountain, swim, take a 45 minute boat ride and enjoy a hike. Nice dining area if you wNt some lunch!

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a beautiful place to visit, even in January. You can go for several walks (trails) and enjoy a 45-60 min boat ride here (go to little building behind the hotel, near the waterfront). You can spot alligators, different birds and manatees.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 16, 2019

The boat tour was awesome, tour guide had a sense of humor, very informative! We saw manatees, gators, many baby gators, jumping fish, turtles, large variety of birds! Beautiful!!!! A must see if u are a nature lover! Enjoyed a fresh prepared lunch in lodge....More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Claudettetravels
Reviewed January 5, 2019

The ride on the flat-bottomed boat was a delight. Many species of birds up close and at least a dozen alligators. Peaceful and lovely. $8 for adults; $5 kids under 12.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed December 8, 2018

Boats have been showing tourists Wakulla Springs for decades. A small fleet of these flat-hulled canopied vessels line the dock by the Lodge. $8 for a 45-minute cruise. Definitely worth it. The guide - who I think works for the State - was very knowledgeable...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Lila T
November 29, 2018|
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Response from Frances T | Reviewed this property |
I have not been since. But, they re-opened very shortly following. And, the were fully booked for Thanksgiving all-day buffet. I tried forvreservations! It must be fine.
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dobbydoo
September 17, 2018|
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Response from Laura S | Reviewed this property |
I honestly can’t say. Manatees are known for grouping around Springs in the cold winter months. October is early for the grouping, however seeing one at any time of year is amazing. I am a Native Floridian and can count on... More
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dobbydoo
September 17, 2018|
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Response from DanniN27 | Reviewed this property |
Always a possibility but I usually see more manatees in winter months.
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