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Wakulla Springs Lodge

Wakulla Springs State Park & Lodge

550 Wakulla Park Drive
Wakulla Springs, Florida 32305
Wakulla County
(850) 224-5950

This site is located in the NorthCentral region of the state.


Located 14 miles south of Tallahassee on S.R. 267 at S.R. 61

This site is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

Sited adjacent to the archeologically and historically significant Wakulla Springs, the lodge opened in September 1937 by Edward Ball. Ball, a wealthy brother-in-law of Alfred I. duPont, used this facility as his private retreat.

During WWII, the facility provided a recreational venue for officers and men from Camp Gordon Johnston near Carrabelle. The Lodge provided housing for families of Camp Gordon Johnston's officers and the spring provided the setting for a Grantland Rice Academy Award winning film.

The property was acquired by the State of Florida in 1986 and named the Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park.



Wakulla Springs State Park & Lodge