When the Ochlockonee River was dammed to create hydroelectric power for Tallahassee, it also created a massive lake between the deeply folded ridges to the west of the city. Lake Talquin State Park is one of several access points to the lake.
Fees: $3 per vehicle
Open: 8 AM until sunset daily
Leashed pets welcome
The lake is especially dramatic in winter. Stripped bare of their leaves, the deciduous forests atop these high ridges open up panoramic views of a lake that feels like a getaway in upstate New York.
A nature trail provides scenic overlooks of the lake, but most folks who come here do so to enjoy the views from the picnic pavilion and to climb down the staircase to the lakeside boardwalk to do a little fishing or bask in the sun.
Explore the park
- Lake Talquin Nature Trail - The 1.1-mile interpretive trail at Lake Talquin State Park teases you with the edges of ravines and bluffs high up above Lake Talquin.