Fodor's Expert Review Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park

Tallahassee Park (National/State/Provincial) Fodor's Choice

Known for having one of the largest and deepest springs in the world, this very picturesque and highly recommended park remains relatively untouched, retaining the wild and exotic look it had in the mid-20th century, when two Tarzan movies and Creature from the Black Lagoon were shot here. Beyond the 1930s-era Spanish Mediterranean-style lodge (with 27 guest rooms) is the spring where river boats (reservations required) set off deep into the lush, jungle-lined waterway to catch glimpses of alligators, snakes, and waterfowl. An observation tower offers the daring a chance to plunge 20 feet into the springs' heart-stopping 69-degree water. In winter, a climb to the top affords a great opportunity to see visiting manatees. At the dining room serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner, you can enjoy spring views and a shake at the classic soda fountain.

Park (National/State/Provincial) Fodor's Choice Historical

Quick Facts

465 Wakulla Park Dr.
Wakulla Springs, Florida  32327, USA

850-561–7276

www.floridastateparks.org

Sight Details:
Rate Includes: $6 per vehicle; boat tour $8

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