Inaugural Choctawhatchee River Festival at Morrison Springs

April 27, 2017

May 13, 2017 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

RiverWay South is hosting their inaugural Choctawhatchee River Fest at Morrison Springs, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., May 13, 2017. Nature lovers of all ages will enjoy participating in a variety of educational and recreational activities throughout the day in celebration of the river.

Children of all ages will enjoy a dip in the cool spring waters, fishing, boating and taking part in the many fun activities planned throughout the day. Plan to participate in a kids casting rally sponsored by Bass Pro Shops. Paddle a canoe, kayak, paddleboards, and hydrobikes, hosted by Old Cypress Canoe Rentals and Emerald Coast Hydrobikes. Walton Outdoors will be onsite to assist with water events. Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance, Northwest Florida Water Management District, Bay County Audubon Society and Paddle Florida will be onsite with educational and interactive displays.
Take time to check out the static display with information on the Choctawhatchee River Trail improvement project.

Black Creek Café will be providing food and drink, including hamburgers, hot dogs, pulled pork and drinks.

Morrison Springs is located at 874 Morrison Springs Road, Ponce de Leon. :: MAP::

About RiverWay South
Referred to as a watery Eden, RiverWay South region is best known for the majestic Apalachicola and Choctawhatchee Rivers and is also home to the Ochlockonee and Chipola Rivers and Econfina and Holmes Creeks. The Choctawhatchee River originates in southern Alabama and meanders through northwest Florida before ending in the Choctawhatchee Bay. The RiverWay South Region is home to sandy-bottom springs and underwater caves, popular with divers from around the world.

The region is celebrated for popular activities like freshwater fishing and paddling, but hiking, biking, beach activities, birding and wildlife viewing are also favorites. Identified as a “biological jewel” and one of six biodiversity hot spots in the nation, this panhandle region is recognized for its “combination of species rarity and richness.”
For more information on RiverWay South and the many events of this amazing nine-county region, visit