During WWII, the Lodge provided a recreational venue for officers and men from Camp Gordon Johnston near Carrabelle. The Lodge provided housing for families of Camp Gordon Johnston's officers and the spring provided the setting for a Grantland Rice Academy Award winning film. 

The US Military used the springs for amphibious landing training in preperation for the landing at Normandy. The secure location, and relitive proximity to Camp Gordon Johnston made the Lodge an ideal location for this training.