Description:
This state park protects Wakulla Springs, one of the world's largest and deepest freshwater springs. The spring form the head of the Wakulla River, which flows through old-growth cypress swamps. In the upland portion of the park, nature trails meander through floodplain and hardwood forests. Ranger-led boat tours and glass bottom boats allow visitors to see wildlife in the spring and river.

Watchable wildlife:
Wildlife can be seen at close range in this park. Anhingas, purple gallinules, herons, egrets, white ibis, and limpkins are common. Several ducks remain here in the winter, including wood ducks, American wigeons, and greater and lesser scaup. Alligators, snakes, and turtles often bask on the river bank or on logs in or near the water. Mississippi and swallow-tailed kites often soar overhead in spring and summer.

Ownership:
Department of Environmental Protection (850) 224-5950

Contact:


Directions:
Take U.S. Highway 319 from Tallahassee south.  Two miles beyond Capital Circle, take left fork onto Florida 61 and travel 7.5 miles to Florida 267.  Take a left, the park entrance is immediately on the right.

Related Sites:
Other North West Florida Wildlife Sites
Florida State Parks



FWC Facts:
The world's whooping crane population has gradually increased from a low of 22 birds in 1941 to 503 birds in 2009.

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