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    • Saturday, December 04, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Wakulla Springs State Park

    Friends December Road Cleanup
    Saturday, December 4, 9AM- NOON
    Registration required, 850-561-7281

    Volunteers are needed for the next Friends Road Cleanup on Saturday, December 4th!  Please consider joining your fellow members to remove litter along the Friends adopted section of Wakulla Springs Road.

    As you probably know, litter hurts wildlife in many ways. By participating in the road clean up, you will be helping to protect the park's wildlife.

    At least 12 volunteers are needed.

    Please consider helping to keep the park beautiful and protect it's wildlife.

    Registration is required.

    Please contact Jackie Turner. 850-561-7281 or Jackie.M.Turner@FloridaDEP.gov




    • Saturday, December 04, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    • Wakulla Springs State Park

    Free with Park Admission. Meet in the Lodge Lobby

    Wakulla Springs State Park will host a ranger-led early morning trek through its varying forest communities. Migrating songbirds and autumn colors create the potential for a special walk.

    For those early rising guests in the magnificent Wakulla Springs Lodge, those wishing to burn a few calories after or in preparation for breakfast in the dining room, or for those who are simply curious; this walk through the woods in the early morning light may hold a surprise or two.

    The tour is free with paid park admittance.

    Call 850-421-2000 or 855-632-4559 for breakfast reservations.




    • Thursday, December 09, 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Lodge at Wakulla Springs

    Free with Park Admission (Meet on Lodge Terrace)

    Your yard or even apartment patio can be a life-giving wildlife preserve. Let a park ranger offer simple suggestions that you can use to create an oasis for plants and animals struggling to survive. Complete your evening with dinner reservations. You won’t want to miss the dinner special. *Ask your tour leader for a coupon good for a free featured appetizer with a dinner purchase. One coupon per couple please.

    Call 850-421-2000 or 855-632-4559 for dinner reservations




    • Saturday, December 11, 2021
    • 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Wakulla Springs State Park

    Free with Park Admission. Meet in the Lodge Parking Lot
    Space is limited. Reservations required, 850-561-7286

    Wakulla Springs State Park will host a ranger-led bicycle tour through its varying forest communities to "Hidden Spring". The six-mile round trip journey will take participants through hardwood uplands, longleaf flatwoods, and cypress sloughs. Surrounded by nature, guests will make stops to investigate the connections between plants, fungi, wildlife and human history.

    Arrive early and fuel up with breakfast or follow-up your adventure with lunch in the historic Wakulla Springs Lodge. Please be certain to make breakfast or lunch reservations, 850-421-2000 or 855-632-4559.

    What to bring:  Bicycle with good suspension, water, snacks (ie. fruit or granola), and a bicycle helmet. 

    Space is limited. Please call 850-561-7286 for tour reservations.

    Call 850-421-2000 or 855-632-4559 for breakfast or lunch reservations.



    • Saturday, December 18, 2021
    • 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Wakulla Springs State Park

    Arrival Time 4:30 p.m., Cruise Times 5:00 or 5:15 p.m.
    Dinner Reservations 6:00 or 6:15 p.m.
    $35 per person (Tax and Tip included; Alcoholic Beverages not included)

    Meet at the Waterfront Visitors Center

    Enjoy an early evening cruise on the scenic Wakulla River followed by the culinary delights of a dinner buffet in the historic Lodge at Wakulla Springs. Please call 850-421-2000 to pay for your reservations for this exceptional entertainment value. Please arrive in the park by 4:30 p.m. to provide time to meet the captain at the waterfront for a prompt 5:00 or 5:15 departure (per your reservation).

    Space is limited!

    Call 850-421-2000 or 855-632-4559 for reservations.


    • Saturday, January 01, 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    • Wakulla Springs State Park

    Free with Park Admission. Meet in the Lodge Lobby

    Welcome the New Year in with a ranger-led early morning trek through its varying forest communities. Habitats alter with slight changes in elevation. Enjoy the cooler season in the woods. For those early rising guests in the magnificent Wakulla Springs Lodge, those wishing to burn a few calories after or in preparation for breakfast in the dining room, or for those who are simply curious; this walk through the winter woods has a beauty all its own.

    Make your New Year’s Day visit complete with a Brunch Buffet Reservation (850-421-2000) in the Lodge Dining Room. The Brunch Buffet will be served from 11:00-2:00.

    The tour is free with paid park admission.

    Call 850-421-2000 or 855-632-4559 for breakfast reservations.




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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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