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Lake Talquin State Forest Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Tallahassee, FL 32304 (1.848 miles)

Lake Talquin State Forest is located just west of Tallahassee, Florida and is composed of ten main tracts of land, along with several smaller tracts. Most of the forest adjoins the Ochlockonee River and Lake Talquin, the body of water that gives the forest its name. A wide variety of recreational opportunities await visitors to Lake Talquin State Forest.

Official Website: Lake Talquin State Forest

New Drop Down Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping

Double Springs, AL 32304 (1.848 miles)

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Official Website: New Drop Down

LAKE TALQUIN STATE PARK Hiking Fishing Boating

TALLAHASSEE , AR 32301 (4.320 miles)

In 1927 the Jackson Bluff Dam was constructed on the Ochlockonee River to produce hydroelectric power. The waters held back by the dam formed Lake Talquin, which now offers outstanding recreational opportunities. Catch largemouth bass, bream, shellcracker, and speckled perch. Visitors can enjoy nature walks, picnicking, boating, and canoeing. Nature lovers will enjoy the rolling hills and deep ravines with forests of pines and hardwoods where they may spy wild turkeys, bald eagles, ospreys, and deer.rn

Official Website: LAKE TALQUIN STATE PARK

LETCHWORTH MOUNDS Hiking

TALLAHASSEE , FL 32301 (4.320 miles)

Visitors to this archaeological site will see Florida's tallest Native American ceremonial mound-46 feet-built between 1100 and 1800 years ago. The people who built the mound are believed to have been members of the Weedon Island Culture, a group of Native Americans who lived in North Florida between 200 and 800 A.D. The park offers picnicking, birding, and hiking. A nature trail winds around the perimeter of the ceremonial mound.rn

Official Website: LETCHWORTH MOUNDS

NATURAL BRIDGE BATTLEFIELD HISTORIC STATE PARK

TALLAHASSEE , FL 32301 (4.320 miles)

Natural Bridge is the site of the second largest Civil War battle in Florida and where the St. Marks River drops into a sinkhole and flows underground for one-quarter of a mile before reemerging. During the final weeks of the Civil War, a Union flotilla landed at Apalachee Bay, planning to capture Fort Ward and march north to the state capital. With a timely warning, volunteers from the Tallahassee area-Confederate soldiers, met the Union forces at Natural Bridge and successfully repelled three major attacks.rn

Official Website: NATURAL BRIDGE BATTLEFIELD HISTORIC STATE PARK

SAN MARCOS DE APALACHE HISTORIC STATE PARK Hiking Fishing

TALLAHASSEE , FL 32301 (4.320 miles)

The many different flags welcoming visitors to the park demonstrate the colorful history of this site, from the first Spanish explorers to the present day. The history of this National Landmark began in 1528 when Panfilo de Narvaez arrived in the area with 300 men; however, the first fort was not built until 1679. Andrew Jackson occupied the fort for a brief time in the early 1800s. The museum at the park displays pottery and tools unearthed near the original fort and explains the history of the San Marcos site.rn

Official Website: SAN MARCOS DE APALACHE HISTORIC STATE PARK

LAKE JACKSON MOUNDS ARCHEOLOGICAL STATE PARK Hiking

TALLAHASSEE , FL 32303 (5.882 miles)

More than eight centuries ago, Native Americans inhabited the area around Lake Jackson, just north of Tallahassee. The park site was part of what is now known as the Southeastern Ceremonial Complex. Today, it encompasses six earthen temple mounds and one possible burial mound. The largest mound is 278 feet by 312 feet at the base and approximately 36 feet in height. Artifacts of pre-Columbian societies have been found here including copper breastplates, necklaces, bracelets, anklets, and cloaks.rn

Official Website: LAKE JACKSON MOUNDS ARCHEOLOGICAL STATE PARK

Wakulla State Forest Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Biking Horseback

Crawfordville, FL 32327 (14.493 miles)

Wakulla State Forest is composed of one main tract in Wakulla County and one smaller tract in Leon County. Explore a range of different ecosystems and enjoy the stunning views of Wakulla State Forest on the Wakulla State Forest Trail System.

Official Website: Wakulla State Forest

EDWARD BALL WAKULLA SPRINGS STATE PARK Hiking Camping Horseback

WAKULLA SPRINGS, FL 32327 (14.493 miles)

Home of one of the largest and deepest freshwater springs in the world, this park plays host to an abundance of wildlife, including alligators, turtles, deer, and birds. The Wakulla Springs Lodge was built in 1937 by financier Edward Ball and is open year-round. A full-service dining room overlooks the spring; lodge meeting facilities offer an excellent place for retreats. Wakulla Springs State Park and Lodge is listed on the Natural Register of Historic Places and is designated as a National Natural Landmark.rn

Official Website: EDWARD BALL WAKULLA SPRINGS STATE PARK

St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge Hiking Fishing Hunting

St. Marks, FL 32355 (17.602 miles)

St. Marks NWR, located 25 miles south of Tallahassee along the Gulf Coast of Florida, is a well-known oasis of natural Florida habitats for wildlife, especially birds. Natural salt marshes, freshwater swamps, pine forests and lakes provide a haven for wildlife and people.

Official Website: St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge