Springs are some of Florida’s most outstanding and popular natural resources. There are more than 1,000 recognized in Florida and no two are alike. In fact, Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park is home to Wakulla Springs one of the largest and deepest freshwater springs in the world. The spring that feeds this popular swimming hole approaches a water depth of about 185 feet at the vent and provides access to the longest mapped underwater cave system in the United States.
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection is the state’s lead agency for environmental management and stewardship – protecting our air, water and land. The vision of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection is to create strong community partnerships, safeguard Florida’s natural resources and enhance its ecosystems.