Located in Florida’s northwest panhandle between Panama City and Marianna, Econfina Creek offers paddlers and other watercrafters an at times languid and at other times harrowing route full of scenery and pristine springs.
Part of the route is great for beginners or those looking to enjoy a languid trip while the rest of the creek is extremely difficult and fast-moving and only suitable for experienced water-goers.
Stretching about 26 miles starting near Panama City and heading to Deer Point Reservoir and the Gulf of Mexico, there are a number of pullovers to enter the river or to picnic along its side.
There are a total of 11 springs along the creek’s length and very little human development to spoil the natural beauty. You can snorkel in the gentle parts of the creek or in the springs themselves. The creek is also good for tubing.
There’s one canoe outfitter situated on the creek just north of the Hwy 20 bridge. They can provide canoe, kayak, or tube rentals and will even shuttle visitors to and from access points along the creek. Even if you’re not renting watercraft from them, they still offer the shuttle service.
Vegetation along the creek isn’t typical Florida foliage, and includes mountain laurels, magnolia, beech, cypress, sweetgum, and white oak, among others.
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