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Chipola River Paddling Trail


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Beginning at the bridge on State Road 166 in Marianna, this scenic 51-mile trail flows through river swamps and hardwood forests. Limestone bluffs and caves, visible from the water, add a unique touch. Several shoals are present, especially during low water, and should be attempted by intermediate paddlers. Paddlers should take note of the shoal known as "Look and Tremble Falls" below the State Road 274 bridge and portage if necessary. The rivershed boasts 63 fresh water springs, more than any other in Northwest Florida. Because of its scenic nature, the Chipola River is a Florida designated paddling trail.

  • Designation:
  • Geographic Trail,
  • Trail Information:
  • Additional Notes The first mile of the original canoe trail is no longer accessible going downstream from the state park. The old log chute area is now preserved as wildlife habitat and trips must begin at the SR 166 bridge., Difficulty Easy - moderate, Length of Trail (in miles) 51

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