Thursday, May 27, 2010

Wakulla Springs Swimming Area


 
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Just up the river from the alligators that I showed you yesterday is the swimming area at Wakulla Springs State Park. Don't worry, the alligators know they are not supposed to go past that rope you see floating on the water around the swimmers! The water coming up out of those springs stays at around 68-70 degrees year round, which is a little too cold for me, even on a hot summer day.

19 comments:

Cezar and Léia said...

I'm not sure about those alligators, I think they are so near from this cool place.I hope the alligators can respect all signs there and rules! LOL
wow it's a beautiful Spring day!
Hugs
Léia

B SQUARED said...

That's ice water, not swimming water.

Rambling Round said...

Looks refreshing, except I'd still be worried about those gators obeying the rules!

Halcyon said...

It's never too cool for the kiddies though!

magiceye said...

lovely place to chill (literally and figuratively)

Jacob said...

Rainbow Springs and Silver Springs stay at 72 degrees year round...but I'm with you - that's too darn cold! This looks like a lovely place for a family picnic, though. And kids don't seem to mind the colder water as much as some of us "older" folks!

Clytie said...

Hmmmm, it's all in where you swim I guess - our rivers run between 60 and 70 degrees year round ... and in hot weather it's like jumping into an ice bath! But the swimming areas are always packed when it's hot. Maybe it's because it's too cold for alligators?

Small City Scenes said...

I guess that could be considered cold water. I grew up swimming in lakes and Puget Sound which was like ICE, but as Jacob said 'kids don't seem to mind'.
Never had to worry about 'gators though. MB

Pam said...

Lois, this park is amazing with all the wonderful activities you can enjoy there. Great family fun in the sun ;)

VP said...

I am sure alligators know, but what if they forget?

Abraham Lincoln said...

Do the alligators really come around while there are swimmers in the water?

Lois said...

Abe--the alligators don't like people any more than we like them and they usually don't bother swimmers. However, it is not advisable to ever walk your dog near any body of water which may contain an alligator, because they will not hesitate to come after a dog.

Sunny said...

The water looks so inviting, it was almost 100° here yesterday!
☼ Sunny

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

68 to 70 would be freezing. I bet the gators don't like it too much either.

James said...

That looks like a great place to go when the sun gets hot. 68 or 70 sounds warm to me. I used to swim in the Pacific ocean in California when the water was in the 50's. Now that is cold. :)

Hilda said...

That's a little too cold for me too. Plus alligators?? Thank you, but I'll stick with our beaches. ;)

Louis la Vache said...

hee hee
«Louis» isn't sure he'd trust the 'gators to stay on their side of the "Mason-Dixon Line'!

Eric said...

At least one swimmer has been killed by gators at Wakulla Springs. He broke the rules and snorkeled down river from the springs. A tour boat full of tourists found the gator in the middle of, well, you know.

Lisa Wilson said...

Maybe the alligators avoid the cold water, too!