Monday, May 24, 2010
Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park
Last Saturday, my grandson and I visited Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park, which is about a 30 minute drive south of Tallahassee. We had a wonderful time and this week I will be showing some pictures from our trip. Wakulla Springs is one of the largest and deepest freshwater springs in the world and forms the beginning of the Wakulla River which flows into the St. Marks River and eventually into the Gulf of Mexico. Wildlife found in the park include alligators, turtles, deer, birds, snakes and much more. There are many activities including daily riverboat tours down the river, swimming, nature trails, picnic areas and playgrounds. You can also spend the night in the charming and historic Wakulla Springs Lodge, which was built in 1937 by financier Edward Ball overlooking the springs. There are even glass bottom boat tours available when the water is clear. Wakulla Springs State Park and Lodge is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is designated as a National Natural Landmark. For more information, you can visit their website here.