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Friends of Wakulla Springs State Park

The Friends of Wakulla Springs, Inc. is the official Citizen Support Organization (CSO), a private, non-profit partner supporting educational, interpretive, and historical and scientific research responsibilities of Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park. Friends of Wakulla Springs (FOWS) State Park is an organization of volunteers committed to the preservation of the park with the largest and deepest freshwater spring in the world for the enjoyment of park visitors for generations to come. 

Friends of Wakulla Springs is an Official Citizens Support Organization to Preserve & Protect Wakulla Springs.

Virtual Speaker & Performance Series is Provided through Florida Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

There are Amazing Outdoor Adventures at Wakulla Springs... Swim, Walk & River Boat Tours to Name a Few.

Virtual Tour at Wakulla Springs State Park... CLICK HERE


We look forward to your visit and want to be sure that you have a great time. We encourage you to plan your visit and make reservations. If you would like to take a boat tour, please secure your tickets online at https://thelodgeatwakullasprings.com/plan-your-trip/jungle-cruise/. You’ll be sure to work up an appetite, so make reservations to enjoy a meal as well. Dining reservations can be made online at https://www.opentable.com/r/the-edward-ball-dining-room-at-wakulla-springs-crawfordville. All reservations can also be made by calling the Lodge at 850-421-2000. 

At any time of year, the park has something new to see or enjoy. Whether it is a new menu item at the Lodge restaurant, a new flavor of ice cream in the parlor, a flower in bloom (check out our new plant identification guide) or a flash of color fluttering by, you are sure to find something to make your visit memorable and unique.

River Boat Jungle Cruises!

Please make your advanced reservation at:

Message from the President

Jullie Harrington... CLICK HERE (PDF) or on the NEWS PAGE

Upcoming events

Specialty Plates are now available for pre-order! (CLICK HERE)

The revenue collected from this plate will benefit the Florida Parks Foundation's efforts to protect, preserve, sustain and grow our award winning parks. You can get your specialty plate by visiting your local county Tax Collector's office.


Located 30 miles south of Tallahassee, Florida, Wakulla Springs State Park offers many outdoor activities, environmental splendor, the largest and deepest freshwater spring, world-class lodging, and is open 365 days per year.



We depend on funding from membership dues and donations. Your membership enables us to continue our educational advocacy and activities. Together we can make this part of our world better for future generations.



We are accepting new volunteers and always need helping hands. There are as many educational opportunities as there are chances to provide voluntary service. We welcome your involvement and support with the Friends of Wakulla Springs.


What is the Weather Like at Wakulla Springs...


Conserving the world's largest and deepest freshwater spring

© The Friends of Wakulla Springs State Park • 465 Wakulla Park Drive • Wakulla Springs, FL 32327

Phone: (850) 561–7286 • Email: friends@wakullasprings.org

 A 501(c)3 organization  whose mission is to conserve, protect, restore and enhance the natural, historical, cultural and recreational resources of Wakulla Springs State Park for present and future generations.

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