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
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.
Department of Environmental Protection (850) 224-5950
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.
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