Nestled in the heart of Florida's Great Northwest

Magnificent Rivers


The Apalachicola River - known throughout the South as "a Magnificent River," starts in Georgia as the Chattahoochee and Flint Rivers and flows south to the Apalachicola Bay and the Gulf Coast, only an hour from Blountstown. Numerous books have been written about this magnificent river. It was used as a major waterway for transporting cotton and other goods via ferry-boat in the early to mid 1800's. Now it hosts recreational activities such as boating and fishing, and features vast canoe and kayak trails from tributaries that feed the mighty river.



The Chipola River - Experience the beauty along this scenic 51-mile canoe trail as it flows through river swamps, hardwood forest, and past limestone bluffs and caves, visible only from the water. Enjoy abundant wildlife and an exhilarating ride over several shoals along the way, but brace yourself for the shoal known as "Look and Tremble" - it is sure to provide a real adventure for the experienced paddler.

Canoeing, Kayaking, Tubing - Enjoy a three or four hour adventure between Look and Tremble Landing and Lam Eddie Landing on the Chipola River. From Hwy 71 in Altha, turn west onto 274, pass Harrell Rd. and Musgrove Rd., turn onto Johnny Boy Rd. Directly after going over the Chipola River, turn onto the dirt road leading to the river. View our Businesses page for availability of rentals and outfitters.