The Lodge at Wakulla Springs

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Basic Information

Address: 550 Wakulla Park Drive, Wakulla Springs, FL 32327
Phone Number: 239-316-9350
Fax Number: 239-513-2048
Director: Joe Pereira

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The Lodge at Wakulla Springs
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Days and Hours: Jungle Cruise Daily-call Joe Pereira to book at 239-316-9350

Surrounded by 6,000 acres of pristine forest, the Lodge at Wakulla Springs is North Florida's castle. Built in 1937 by industrialist Edward Ball, the Lodge is not only one of the most beautiful buildings of its period. Whether you enjoy fine dining in the Edward Ball Dining Room or want to cool off with an ice cream at the world's longest marble soda fountain, the Lodge's timeless beauty surrounds you. Nature, luxury, history, and comfort--all can be found at the Lodge at Wakulla Springs.

The River Boat Tour along the Wakulla River is one of the most visited tourist destinations in the Tallahassee area!- Up to 24 passengers may sail together at one time.

This world-class wildlife viewing event takes visitors on a two mile loop downstream and back among majestic bald cypress trees, elegant wading birds and toothy alligators. Manatees are often sighted, but their presence is not dependable. A camera is highly recommended to capture the candid images of the river's fauna. The ranger-led tour not only highlights the wildlife, but often includes stories of human interactions with the spring. They sometimes feature the lives of indigenous peoples, movies filmed during the Edward Ball years, and/or the more recent adventures of explorations within the caves that bring water to the spring.

The River Boat Tours are 45 minutes in duration and run 365 days a year weather permitting (Temperatures must be above 40 degrees and tours are not conducted during thunderstorms.) The boats are 30 feet long and have a roof.
There are also wheelchair accessible boats available upon request. A manual wheelchair is also available for use upon request at the Waterfront Visitors Center.

Group Type: All
Disabled Access:


Program Type:

Eco and historic boat tour.

Reservations Needed: Yes