The Cathedral of Palms/Shepard's Spring


Shepard's Spring and The Cathedral of the Palms lies on the Florida Scenic Trail within the St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge. Shepard's Spring is a beautiful spring surrounded by lush vegetation. The path to the spring is now a raised walkway with bencheds at the end. However lovely this site is, you haven't seen anything yet! Opposite the path to Shepard's Spring is a trail leading into "The Cathedral of the Palms". As you walk in you will notice Cabbage Palms and other trees that are much larger than those you passed earlier. You will then find yourself in the middle of an ancient, old-growth palm forest. There is really nothing else like this on the Byway. Save some quiet time to appreciate the scene and take lots of pictures!


St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge
Wakulla Unit
St. Marks, FL 32355


30.15611200, -84.25346400
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(850) 925-6121

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