Reservations for the Jungle Cruise Tour MUST be made before arriving at the park.

Archive: Jan 2018

Newt Perry


Newt Perry was one of the pioneers of underwater video. He did a series of underwater novelty films at Wakulla Springs. These films were distributed as part of newsreels, shown at movie theaters across the country. This advertising brought awareness of the springs to the nation as a whole. Newt was responsible for bringing the …

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Filming Underwater at the Springs


This floating underwater filming platform is still on property near the Lodge by the Rangers station. It was used for filming the early Tarzan films at the Lodge, and several others. After it was retired from filming service, it was used for years as a viewing platform for guests. It was tethered off a dock …

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Airport 77


Airport ’77 is a 1977 disaster film and third film in the Airport franchise. The film stars a number of veteran actors, including Jack Lemmon, James Stewart, Joseph Cotten, and Olivia de Havilland. Like its predecessors, Airport ’77 was a box office hit earning $30 million, making the film the 19th highest-grossing picture of 1977. …

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Around the World Under the Sea


Around the World Under the Sea is a 1966 science fiction film directed by Andrew Marton and starring Lloyd Bridges, with Marshall Thompson, Shirley Eaton, Gary Merrill, and David McCallum. It follows the adventures of a crew of the deep-diving nuclear-powered civilian research submarine Hydronaut making a submerged circumnavigation of the world to plant monitoring …

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WWII and the Lodge


During WWII, the Lodge provided a recreational venue for officers and men from Camp Gordon Johnston near Carrabelle. The Lodge provided housing for families of Camp Gordon Johnston’s officers and the spring provided the setting for a Grantland Rice Academy Award winning film. The US Military used the springs for amphibious landing training in preperation …

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The Hand Painted Ceiling


Ceiling In the face of a country’s lingering Depression in the mid 1930s and a looming war in Europe the decorated ceiling at Wakulla Springs Lodge is an outstanding emblem of the spirit of that decade. The ceiling icons represent a people who wanted to contribute their care, joy of life and inspiration through art. …

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Post Office at the Lodge


The Lodge at Wakulla Springs was home to the first post office in Wakulla County. It is at the end of our Soda Fountain and still holds a few of the original pieces of post office equipment such cancellation stamps and a postal scale. It is no longer a post office, but instead has become …

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