Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park
Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park sits atop a wondrous maze of underground caverns and the world’s deepest and longest fresh-water spring. The 6,000 acre park overflows with wildlife that can be see daily on the 45 minute riverboat ride through the protected corridor of the Wakulla River. The historic Wakulla Springs Lodge, built by financier Edward Ball in 1937 still welcomes guests for lodging with a full-service dining room, snack bar, gift shop, and bathhouse with seasonal concessions. A lovely small beach for swimmers edges the spring basin and an observation/diving tower overlooks the main spring. Ask about “Old Joe.” Picnic pavilions, grills. Playground. Nature trails. Wakulla Springs State Park and Lodge is listed on the Natural Register of Historic Places and is designated as a National Natural Landmark.