Quality Inn & Suites
2020 Apalachee Pkwy.
Tallahassee, FL 32301-2020
Phone: (850) 877-4437
Fax: (850) 878-9964
Built and inhabited between 1200 and 1500 CE, Lake Jackson Mounds Archaeological State Park was the ceremonial center for the people of the Lake Walton culture. Once a large complex spread over 47 acres, Lake Jackson contained temples, mounds and village areas. Today, archaeological features in the park include four excavated temple mounds, the largest of which is 36 feet tall. The main nature trail that runs through the park leads you past other interesting historical features like the remains of a 19th-century grist mill and other historical remnants from the mid-1800s. There is also an archaeology display of replicas of artifacts found onsite.
Located two hours outside Panama City, this gorgeous park is well worth the drive. Experience Florida's flora and fauna, such as the Wakulla Springs' turtles, deer, alligators, and birds. Glide down the parks waterways on daily guided riverboat tours, or maybe a glass bottom boat tour on days when the water is clear. In the summertime, get a break from the scorching Florida heat with nice cool swim. Special to this park is the Wakulla Springs Lodge, built in 1937, that invites you to eat it its year-round dining room, stay the night in one if its guest rooms, or perhaps use one of its large facilities for a retreat. Park admission fees are $4 per vehicle, and $1 for each additional passenger or pedestrian. Check out the website for lodging and tour rates. It is open daily from 8 am.
The San Marcos De Apalache Historic State Park is a picturesque state park site and is highly significant. The monumental site is located at Wakulla County in Florida and is designated as a Florida State Park. It provides for an array of activities such as fishing, bird watching, adventurous hiking and nature trailing and manages to enthrall the visitor. It is a fine site for picnicking and offers wildlife viewing opportunities. It also stands registered in the National Register of Historic Places.