Enjoy an early morning excursion along the Chain of Lakes
If you are looking for an extraordinary paddle to explore the Choctawhatchee River’s tributaries without the powerful current of the river, there is a little known place of incredible beauty near Ebro called the “Chain of Lakes.”
This pristine paddle offers a dreamy experience through a canopied corridor of wetland forest. Pileated woodpeckers hammer on the old growth cypress trees which tower above the waterways in grandiose beauty.
To explore these lake areas takes about 2 hours as you meaner through the narrow paths and openings. There are no places to take out, leaving this area pristine for the true nature enthusiast.
Note: Be careful getting too close to the opening to the river as strong eddies can be dangerous in high water river level situations.
Directions: Take Hwy 20 east through Walton County. After you cross the Choctawhatchee River, take a right on Strickland Road. Turn right at Little Acre Road. It dead ends at the lakes. There is a boat launch area with parking available. Fee: $3.00.