Swimming at Wakulla Springs

Cool Down and Make a Splash!

By Visit Tallahassee

Sizzling summer days call for making a splash!

A joyful jump from the diving platform into the soothing, calm, cool water of Wakulla Springs is sure to delight all ages.  The waters of the deepest and largest fresh-water spring in the world remain at a brisk 72 degrees year round, offering both the chill and the thrill of summer memory making adventures. Swim through the clear spring water, enjoy a sights and sounds of the river boat tour or the cool tastes of ice cream delights from the soda fountain cafe.

two girls jump into wakulla springs


Splash into the refreshing waters of the Wacissa River with a quick, cooling dip by flying high from the platform rope swing. Canoe, kayak or paddleboard and enjoy an afternoon atop the water while exploring the numerous coves and connected crystal clear springs including Big Blue.

Girl on the rope swing at the wacissa river


The Imagination Fountain at Downtown’s Cascade Park offers free fun and cool entertainment. Children delight at this splash pad where 73 jets randomly shoot filtered water into the air creating an orchestra of giggles and laughs. At night, the fountains bright colored lights put on their own show programmed to music and light in 7 minute increments. For schedule and more information click here. 

kids in the water splash paad at casecades parkd


A long-time favorite among FSU students and youth campers for years, the FSU Reservation still remains a largely unknown to travelers and locals alike. Located on Lake Bradford, “The Res” as it’s known to locals provides a swimming area, beach volleyball courts, canoe and kayak rentals all in a peaceful and natural setting.

paddle boarders in the water at the Res on lake bradford


Lake Talquin State Park is a pristine lake surrounded by wooded bluffs and the perfect spot for a family adventure. Lake Talquin State Park boasts a 650-foot boardwalk that rims the water’s  edge, offering breathtaking panoramic views of the lake. Hikers can enjoy a 1.2-mile nature trail that winds gently through the upland forest, where there is plenty of wildlife to view.

 

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