There are many ways to experience the natural beauty of Wakulla County, but there’s nothing quite like spending a day on the water. Here are just a few of the ways that you can create maritime memories in the Panhandle.
Take your boat down one of our many boat ramps or charter a trip
No matter where you are in Wakulla County, finding a place to drop your boat for an aquatic adventure is as simple as taking a short drive. Because our region is home to so many beautiful waterways, you are never far from a convenient spot to launch.
And if you don’t have your own boat but still want to get in on the maritime fun, numerous charter companies are available throughout the county who can take you out on the water for a day of fishing or relaxation. There are also several outfitters and tackle shops in the region so that you can make sure you are well-supplied before hitting the water.
Explore the waters by your own power in a kayak or canoe
Spending the day on a powerboat is fun, but sometimes you yearn for the experience of guiding your craft through the water with nothing but an oar and your own body. You can get closer to the coastline to observe the environment, and you scare away fewer animals because of the lack of a motor.
Kayaking and canoeing enthusiasts will find plenty of places to explore in Wakulla County, with opportunities to paddle through marshlands, small streams, and even into the resplendent Gulf of Mexico. There are too many places rich with kayaking and canoeing opportunities to list here, but some of the most popular locations include: Shell Point Beach Park, Ochlockonee River State Park, and the Historic Big Bend Saltwater Paddling Trail.
Relax by the shores and banks of beautiful southern waters
Sometimes maritime adventures aren’t about speeding through the water or paddling near a school of fish. People who just want to relax on a beach or practice some nature photography near the banks of a lake or river have plenty to explore as well.
Wakulla Springs, located in Wakulla Springs State Park, is the perfect place to take a dip and cool off on a hot summer day. Beautiful rivers such as the Ochlockonee and the St. Marks run through large portions of the county on their way to the Gulf. And if saltwater beaches are more your style, be sure to lounge on Shell Point Beach or Mashes Sand Beach for some relaxation in the sun.
Find out what other outdoor adventures await you in Wakulla County
These aquatic activities are only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to fun in the great outdoors in Wakulla County. Learn more about how you can turn your trip on the water into a full-scale natural adventure by browsing our accommodations and start planning all the other experiences that await you in the Natural Place to be in Florida.