Wakulla Springs is a place where history stretches back thousands of years, from early Native Americans who lived in shoreline villages to filmmakers who recognized the primeval quality of the park’s swamps and wildlife when they decided to film Tarzan’s Secret Treasure (1941) and Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954) here.
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As Ginger and I travel monthly from Redington Beach to Biloxi, we agreed that it would be nice to find alternate routes through the Panhandle. Therefore, even today, we continue to take a turn in the road to find alternate routes to Rt10 W. We always seem to reflect on the fat how surprised we are to see so many different sites and historical locations as we travel. On our trips we note the signs for Wakulla State Park but never took the time to see what it was about. Then about eight months ago, we said "let's try it!" Pulling into the State Park, we came to an Old Florida 1930s lodge situated within, and surrounded by beautiful wooded forests and the world's largest and deepest freshwater springs. Not having planned for an overnight, we did return to Wakulla for an overnight and exploring the quaint towns around the area with the Fronstin's. Wakulla is on our top 10 list for photographic destinations we would return to.
- Early morning mist and Vulture meetings
- Interior Lodge, main room, old elevator, Lodge exterior at night
- Wakulla Springs boat tour
- Hiking trails
Wiki ... en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Ball_Wakulla_Springs_State_Park
Wakulla State Park ... www.floridastateparks.org/WakullaSprings
Worth Exploring ... www.floridarambler.com/big-bend-getaways/wakulla-springs-state-park/