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Sunset 7:45

A little further north, you can experience the cool pristine waters of Econfina Creek.  Econfina Canoe Livery is open and ready for business. Just a few minutes away sits Pitt and Sylvan springs. A little further upstream is Williford Spring and, later, Blue Spring. Downstream from the launch is the Gainer Spring Group – the only first magnitude spring group on Econfina Creek. In total, there are 11 springs or spring groups, comprised of at least 39 vents, located along the Econfina Creek basin. Flow from these springs ultimately discharges into Deer Point Lake, which is the primary source of drinking water for residents in Bay County. To help protect Econfina Creek and its contribution zone, the Northwest Florida Water Management District manages 41,334.18 acres of public lands in the Econfina Creek Water Management Area. (This acreage total includes the Sand Hill Lakes Mitigation Bank, also known as the Fitzhugh Carter Tract.)

Here is the link to the Econfina Creek Paddling Trail Guide. Information on access points, outfitters and shuttle services.

 

 

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