Monday, August 03, 2009

Wakulla Springs

We only have a few weeks of summer left and we wanted to tell you guys about one of the many gems we have around North East Florida that lend to a perfect weekend getaway, Wakulla Springs. Wakulla Springs is located about 15 minutes outside the center of Tallahassee and is host to a cornucopia of wildlife. Jason and Robin went on a little road trip to Wakulla over the weekend and had a wonderful time. While kayaking they saw a slew of Manatee and Turtles, and a few Gators (of the reptilian kind) too. Because of the sheer size of the river, it doesn't get nearly as crowded as Ichetucknee and Jenny Springs. Here's a bit more info from Wikipedia -

"Wakulla cave is a branching flow-dominated cave that has developed in the Floridan Aquifer under the Woodville Karst Plain of north Florida.

It is classified as a first magnitude spring and is the longest and deepest known submerged freshwater cave system in the world. Wakulla Springs is a major exposure point for the Floridan Aquifer. The spring forms the Wakulla River which flows 9 miles (14 km) to the southeast where it joins the St. Mark's River. After a short 5 miles (8.0 km) the St. Mark's empties into the Gulf of Mexico at Apalachee Bay."

We recommend the TNT Hideaway Canoe and Kayak Rental place off of Highway 98 to get your gear, it's situated at the perfect spot right before the Wakulla Bridge and the guys working there are super hot (which is always a plus).

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