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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: 1-850-561-7276
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As a family trip we decided to stay in Florida and visit some state parks. Edward ball Wakulla Springs State Park was a lot of fun. The boat ride down the river was educational... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Milton, Florida
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Milton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As a family trip we decided to stay in Florida and visit some state parks. Edward ball Wakulla Springs State Park was a lot of fun. The boat ride down the river was educational and very entertaining to see all the natural habitat in the river.. the staff was very helpful and knew their environment.

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Americus, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wakulla is one of the largest (if not THE largest) natural springs in the world, with a water flow of 60,000+ gallons/minute. And it is all COLD. Makes for a great swimming hole on a hot summer day. There's a small "beach" in the swimming area with some sand and some grass. Out in the water, there are 2 large... More 

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Metairie, LA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Fun place for a brief visit. The water goes from swamp-like area to crystal clear. See it from a boat tour.

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Thank NewOrleansfirstgal
Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed our boat ride. Can't say enough about how friendly and outgoing the staff were. We were not hotel guests just went there for the day. Completely enjoyed our time.

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Thank cdsnutzz
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The boat ride was awesome. Plenty of wildlife to view. Park Ranger was full of knowledge. Neat that Tarzan and Creature from the Black Lagoon were filmed here.

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Thank Dustin L
Middletown, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the park last week - it was awesome! We started with a boat tour, which was great! The guide was very knowledgeable about the area and animals. We saw a manatee as soon as we took off, then saw birds galore, several gators, snakes, turtles and plenty of fish. Such a beautiful place! After our boat ride, we... More 

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Tullahoma, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited this park the first week in June of this year. Beautiful nature in its finest. Rangers were friendly, tour guides well informed, and the grounds, buildings, restrooms and entire area was spotless. We took the boat ride and saw manatees, alligators,and birds to numerous to to mention.

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Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wakulla Springs is an excellent activity for outdoor and nature enthusiasts. The one must thing you have to do is take the river boat tour with the State Park Ranger! On the tour you will see Manatees, Gators, and a plethora of birds! The original Tarzan movie and The Creature of the Black Lagoon were filmed here. Wakulla also offers... More 

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Bellingham, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here as a must see since we hadn't seen any gators on our quick cross country trip. Very fair admission price to the park and only eight dollars for a one hour boat tour of one of the largest springs in the world. We saw four manatees mostly under water, at least a dozen alligators of different sizes, turtles... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hours of fun at an extremely reasonable price! Our boat guide was fabulous!! They were having an event for local high school graduates. Loved seeing this type of event going on and supporting our future leaders. Will visit again!

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