In this edition of the traveling with Jack and Nancy Blake, they take us to Wakulla Springs State Park.

In this edition of the traveling with Jack and Nancy Blake, they take us to Wakulla Springs State Park.

“Fabuluous,” was how Jack described it.

Here are some facts and some photos:

• The park is a 6,000 acre wildlife sanctuary quietly hidden in a Spanish moss-draped woodland hideaway.

 

• At 185-feet, Wakulla Springs is one of the longest and deepest freshwater springs in the world

 

• It has a flow rate of 250 million gallons of water per day

 

• It’s a natural habitat to alligators, manatees, turtles, fish and more than 180 species of birds

 

• The Lodge is an elegant, 27-room accommodation which dates to 1937. It is of Spanish-Moorish design with art-deco influences. First-class dining is available in the restaurant adjacent to the spacious lobby.

 

• Eight feature movies have been filmed in the park including “Creature from the Black Lagoon” and a couple of original Tarzan movies

 

• Jungle boat cruises operate hourly taking visitors for 45- to 60-minute unforgettable sight-seeing tours

 

• Swimming and snorkeling are also available as are lengthy nature trails

 

• It’s 90 miles from Port St Joe and 15 miles from Tallahassee