Wakulla Springs State Park, home of the world's largest and deepest freshwater spring, beckons outdoor lovers just 16 miles south of downtown Tallahassee. The spring is the headwaters of the Wakulla River, brimming with wildlife such as wading birds, fish, alligators, turtles and sometimes manatees.
Visit the park ADMISSION FREE when you mention the T.O.U.R. Guide program, on Saturday, January 20, as part of Visit Tallahassee's T.O.U.R. Guide program.
Swimmers are welcome to wade in the shallows at the edge of the spring or take a plunge from the high platform.
Be sure to take a boat ride down the river with a park ranger to see the wildlife, plants and trees up close. The 30-minute tour costs $8 for adults, $5 for children ages 3-12. The last tour starts at 4:30 p.m. All tours are dependent on fair weather.
Enjoy lunch in the historic Wakulla Lodge and pick up snacks and souvenirs in the gift shop. Guests can also enjoy a campfire cooking ranger-led demonstration. Bring a lawn chair for your comfort. Campfire cooking is free with park admission. Meet at the campfire circle in the woods to the west of the Lodge at Wakulla Springs.
The park opens at 8 a.m. and closes at sunset.
For other destinations in the T.O.U.R. Guide program, see VisitTallahassee.com/Seasons/TOUR-Guide
For more information, call 850-561-7276 or go to https://www.floridastateparks.org/park/Wakulla-Springs.