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Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park
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EDWARD BALL WAKULLA SPRINGS STATE PARK
EDWARD BALL WAKULLA SPRINGS STATE PARK
550 Wakulla Park Drive
Wakulla Springs, Florida   32327

Phone: 850-926-0700
Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park

Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park
'Lazy Day'

Relaxing on the hill and watching dragonfly go by

Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park
'Osprey'

Osprey nesting at Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park, Wakulla Springs, Florida as was taken from the boat tour.

Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park
'Alligator'

Alligator at Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park, Wakulla Springs, Florida as was taken from the boat tour.

Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park
'Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park'

Boat ride at Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park, Wakulla Springs, Florida.

Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park
'Osprey'

Osprey at Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park, Wakulla Springs, Florida which was filmed on the boat ride.

Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park
'Boat Tour'

The boats that are used on their tours.

Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park
'Lodge Entrance'

The entrance to the Ed Ball Wakula Springs Lodge

Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park
'Lodge Lobby'

Nice lobby at Wakula Springs Lodge

Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park
'View from boat'

View from the boat ride.

Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park
'Wakulla Springs'

Anoterh view from boat, showing water clarity.

Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park
'Alligators in Wakulla Springs'

Many gators can be seen from the boat.

Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park
'Spring side of Lodge'

View of Lodge from the spring side.

Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park
'Spring tower'

Diving tower at Wakulla Springs

Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park
'Butterflies and Lilly'

Drinking from the Hurricane Lilly.

Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park
'Sunshine On My Shoulders.'

Anhinga drying his feathers.

Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park
'Waiting for a Snack for swin by.'

Green Heron watching for something to eat.

Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park
'Fishing for Lunch'

Tri Color Heron looking around for something tasty.

Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park
'Shell Station'

Family reunion has everyone soaking up sunshine.

Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park
'River Turtle'

River turtle laying eggs at Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park, Wakulla Springs, Florida.

Home of one of the largest and deepest freshwater springs in the world, this park plays host to an abundance of wildlife, including alligators, turtles, deer, and birds. Daily guided riverboat tours provide a closer view of wildlife, and glass bottom boat tours are offered when the water is clear. Swimming is a popular activity during the hot summer months. A nature trail offers a leisurely walk along the upland wooded areas of the park. The Wakulla Springs Lodge was built in 1937 by financier Edward Ball and is open year-round. A full-service dining room overlooks the spring; lodge meeting facilities offer an excellent place for retreats. Wakulla Springs State Park and Lodge is listed on the Natural Register of Historic Places and is designated as a National Natural Landmark. To reserve a guest or meeting room, please call the park. Located 14 miles south of Tallahassee on State Road 267 at the intersection with State Road 61.
Lodge
Dining Room

You can enjoy magnificent cuisine and a beautiful view through the arched windows of the Ball Room Restaurant. The dining room features daily specials, fresh seafood and many local favorites including our "World Famous" Navy bean soup plus fried chicken for breakfast. The dining room is open for Breakfast from 7:30a.m to 10:00a.m. Lunch is served from 11:30a.m. until 2:00p.m and dinner is available from 6:00p.m.to 8:00p.m.
Events
March 26
Morning Songbird Walk
An early morning songbird walk to look and listen for the less seen but often numerous songsters that make the park''s forests their haven. Search for new spring arrivals and be on the lookout for migrants passing through.

Additional Information:

Please bring binoculars and a field guide if you have them.

Meet in the lobby of the Lodge at Wakulla Springs.

Space is limited. Please call 850-561-7286 to register.

April 9
Morning Nature Walk
Join a ranger-led trek through Wakulla Springs State Park''s varying forest communities. Forest wildflowers are blooming. Migrating songbirds are passing through. The habitat beckons. Let your guide make the most of your visit as he points out nature''s nuances. Arrive early and fuel up with breakfast in the Wakulla Springs Lodge prior to the walk.

Additional Information:

Meet in the lobby of the Lodge at Wakulla Springs.

Space is limited. Please call 850-561-7286 to register.

April 16
2016 Wakulla Wildlife Festival
The festival is a celebration of the area''s wildlife and is intended to be especially inviting for children and the child in everyone. Local music, a children''s art show, children''s activities, wildlife exhibitors and wildlife tours in a neighborhood family atmosphere make the festival an area favorite. The theme of the 2016 Wakulla Wildlife Festival is GO NATIVE! With the help of the Magnolia and Sarracenia Chapters of the Florida Native Plant Society and the Hairstreak Chapter of the North American Butterfly Association, the 2016 Wakulla Wildlife Festival is hoping to enlist and empower festival goers to be positive forces toward improving pollinator populations. Author Craig Huegel will be a special guest speaker and The St. Francis Wildlife Association will have their winged ambassadors participating in two special presentations.

Additional Information:

For more information see the website at www.WakullaWildlifeFestival.com(link is external).

May 7
Morning Nature Walk
Join a ranger-led trek through Wakulla Springs State Park''s varying forest communities. Enjoy the habitat before the heat of the day sets in. The songbirds have returned with their melodies of spring. Let your guide make the most of your visit as he points out nature''s nuances. Arrive early and fuel up with breakfast prior to the walk in the historic Wakulla Springs Lodge.

Additional Information:

Meet in the lobby of the Lodge at Wakulla Springs.

Space is limited. Please call 850-561-7286 to register.

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Swimming
Swimming is allowed only within the designated swimming area near the spring. An observation and diving platform at the spring head allows a splendid view of the spring.


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Directions
Traveling East on I-10 to new Exit 196 (old Exit 28). Take SR-263 (Capitol Circle) South 12 miles. Turn right (South) onto US-319/SR-61 (Crawfordville Hwy) for 2 miles. Bear left onto SR-61(Wakulla Springs Rd) for 6 miles. Turn left onto SR-267 at flashing stop light. Turn Right into Park entrance. From West I-10 use new Exit 203(old Exit 30). Take SR-61 (Thomasville Rd) South. Continue on SR-61 thru Tallahassee for 10 miles. Take US-319/SR-61 (Crawfordville Hwy) South for 2 miles. Bear left onto SR-61(Wakulla Springs Rd) for 6 miles. Turn left onto SR-267 at flashing stop light. Turn Right into Park entrance.

USA Parks
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Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park
Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park