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Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park

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465 Wakulla Park Dr, Wakulla Springs, FL 32327-0380
+1 850-561-7276
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Lots of wildlife

We visited Wakulla Springs State Park and decided to go on the boat trip. The 'Captain' of our ship... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Marianne H
Taunton, United Kingdom
River boat tour

Had a nice trip to the park Saturday. The lodge is quaint. We enjoyed the river boat tour. Saw... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mike P
Norcross, Georgia
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“swimming area” (34 reviews)
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465 Wakulla Park Dr, Wakulla Springs, FL 32327-0380
+1 850-561-7276
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited Wakulla Springs State Park and decided to go on the boat trip. The 'Captain' of our ship was wonderful, and pointed out the birds and animals that we passed. Wakulla Springs is a beautiful place with wonderfully clear water (which is very deep...More

Thank Marianne H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a nice trip to the park Saturday. The lodge is quaint. We enjoyed the river boat tour. Saw several alligators, as well as heron, egrets, and ibis. We had a good time even with a heavy afternoon rain shower.

Thank Mike P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am not an outdoorsy person so I wasn't sure whether I'd enjoy being here, but encouraged by my boyfriend who loves outdoor entertainment, we came for the day. Now I regret not arriving earlier because I had the most wonderful time! I actually forgot...More

Thank Ria W
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We spent a few hrs here passing through on our way home. Lots of people but not over crowded (especially for memorial weekend) we wanted to take the boat tour but they were sold out during the time we would be there. We will def...More

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Reviewed May 19, 2017 via mobile

A lovely spot with a beach, swimming area, restaurant, lodge and a great pontoon boat ride given by the Florida State Park Department personnel. The boat ride through Wakulla Springs provided plentiful viewing of birds, fish, turtles and alligators. Unfortunately we did not encounter any...More

1  Thank Diane C
Reviewed May 18, 2017

This is the largest spring in North America. Hands down this is THE best spring in the entire State of Florida. It is just absolutely stunning! There is a beach area for swimming. For safety reasons you must stay within the roped areas but that...More

Thank Maggie Mead
Reviewed May 9, 2017

This was a super place to see all of what the old Florida has to offer. The boat ride is a must. BRING YOUR CAMERA! Experience th real Florida. The site has lots of historocal significance. Original Tarzan was filmed here as well as the...More

Thank Joseph L
Reviewed May 8, 2017 via mobile

Wonderful 60 minute boat ride through Wakulla Springs. We saw a wide variety of birds, including a big brown owl. Amazing foliage, cooters, & several alligators. Two thumbs way up. SeveralTarzan movies & the Creature from the Black Lagoon were filmed here. Great old lodge,...More

Thank Joyce L
Reviewed May 8, 2017

The $8 I spent on the Riverboat Tour was worth every penny. Wildlife galore-- exotic birds, alligators and turtles, and we even saw a manatee! The guide was excellent, the boat was shaded, easy to take lots of photos. There's also swimming and lodge with...More

Thank Angela R
Reviewed May 5, 2017

A lovely place to take a step back in time to 1930's Florida. Wade out into the Springs, sectioned off to prevent gators from snacking on the tourists. Note that this is a natural spring and the water is chilly. Take some time to enjoy...More

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Are dogs allowed on leash on the nature trail?
December 13, 2016|
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Response from Ann L | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but be aware of other wildlife in area. ie, snakes, bear, coyete, eagles, etc. and keep pets close.
Bruce W
Can you swim and is there a place to change into suits?
September 30, 2016|
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Response from Eric D | Reviewed this property |
yes to both of your questions
How and where do I book the boat trip on the river
June 9, 2016|
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Response from Lauren L | Reviewed this property |
You can when you arrive. They have several boat tours a day and if you go when the water is super clear, they will take the glass bottom boats out! Definitely give them a call and ask as they are very helpful.