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Jungle Cruise

Leaving just yards from the Lodge about every hour from 9am to 5pm, the Jungle Cruise takes you on a nature tour from the Springs up the river. Experienced guides tell you about the environment, wildlife, and history of the springs. Learn more

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A hike at Wakulla Springs is centered around one of the world’s largest springs, where a swimming area and diving platform awaits. So build up a sweat on a hike, and cool off with a swim.

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Keep your eyes open


There are 182 birds that are observed one or more times per year in the 6000 acres of parkland that surround the Lodge. Please refer to the key definitions below for seasonal abundance and nesting information.

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See the beauty


The area around Wakulla Springs abounds with butterflies. Just 14 miles from the Lodge is the St. Marks Wildlife refuge, where every year countless Monarch butterflies start their migration across the Gulf of Mexico to Mexico for the winter.

Come on in!


Directly behind the Lodge, you can swim in Wakulla Springs. The water is 68F (20C) year round. Swimming is allowed year round, weather permitting.



During the early 90s, manatees returned to the springs and their presence has been steadily increasing since then. These gentle creatures come to us in the winter when temperatures in the Gulf of Mexico become colder than spring water.

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Summer activity

Chimney Swifts

Our summers have chimney swifts nesting in the Lodge. Join us for our annual Swift Night Out event in early September!

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Enjoy the fresh air

Bike Rentals

Rent adult and children’s bikes, available from 8am – 4pm daily.

More Things To Do

Looking for more fun things to do? Attend one of our upcoming events in the park or visit a nearby state park!

Please note: Kayaking is not permitted within Wakulla Springs State Park but is available nearby.