The Choctawhatchee River is Florida’s fourth longest river. The river begins in Alabama and continues through the Choctawhatchee River basin and into the Gulf of Mexico, approximately 170 miles.
There are 13 springs on this river. The first is Blue Springs. Blue Springs is south of Geneva, AL and is about 100 feet off of the main river. Another spring worth seeing is Morrison Spring. It’s located in Walton County, FL. You will have to paddle up Morrison Spring Run about 0.75 miles. The spring is about 300ft around and the spring vent is about 46ft below the surface.
The river offers a wide range of animal life including Alligators, Bald Eagles, Osprey, Bobcats, Foxes, and River Otter. Feral hogs are frequently seen in the lowlands and should be avoided!
One note to visitors is the river is prone to flooding. Before leaving on your trip be sure to check the weather forecasts and water levels. Also, camping options are limited to exposed sand bars which change after each flood. The river area does not pass through state parks nor have hiking trails nearby.
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