The Springs!

Wakulla Travel Blog

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Wakulla is a small town (and the namesake of the county it's in) that is essentially a rural suburb of Tallahassee. But nobody comes here for the town. Instead, they go to the Wakulla State Forest, where you can find the Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park, home of (guess…) Wakulla Springs. So what? Right? Florida has a lot of freshwater springs, but this one bills itself as one of the largest in the world. Even if it isn't really big, the place is cool. You can see straight down to the mouth of the springs and can even swim (or make use of the view from the diving platform) near it. The water is crystal clear. But just about 300m away from this section, the water suddenly turns deep green, grasses line the bottom, and alligators, poisonous water snakes, and a range of swamp life take over the springs. It is like night and day. The park offers popular glass bottom boat rides here to see both sides of the springs. Several movies were shot here too. And if you're not into water, then the park itself is a great place for a picnic or return to nature. Watch out for the Rattlesnakes though!

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