The historic lodge at Wakulla Springs State Park could eventually close under proposed House and Senate versions of the 2011-12 state budget.
Both versions of the budget call for turning concessions at five state parks over to private companies to operate. Wakulla Springs State Park supporters are concerned that the 27-bed lodge built in 1937 could close if no one bids on operating it.
The lodge, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, was built by powerful businessman Edward Ball, who managed the vast duPont family fortune and controlled The St. Joe Co.
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