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Dead River Landing open to the public

Last phase of improvements not yet completed One of the most popular boat accesses and hunting spots along the Choctawhatchee River now boasts significant improvements. Using a portion of a $231,000 trust fund from Northwest Florida Water Management District, along with a labor/equipment agreement with Walton County, Dead River Landing now offers seven RV sites, two pavilions and two portable toilets; along with an improved boat ramp, board walk and platform at the water’s edge. ADA access parking is also...

Walton County fishing report for June 13

Fishing is great despite the rainy weather! Choctawhatchee Bay: Lots of large redfish still being caught along with some medium size black drum and sheepshead. Creeks/river: Good bit of catfish being caught since the rain along with redfish and bass along the lower end of the river. Bream are being caught with popping bugs. Surf: Spanish mackerel, whiting and pompano. “Don’t pay attention to the weatherman’s prediction, all you need to do is get out there and you will catch...

Walton County fishing report for April 18

Fishing is great! Choctawhatchee Bay: Folks are catching a good mix of everything in the Bay. Good bite on big redfish along with trout either big or small, nowhere in between. Also some flounder being gigged. Creeks/river: Shad has been spawning on the river. Folks casting a net for the shad bait and reeling in the bass. Surf: Pompano fishing is good along with some reds and whiting. Click here for fishing forecast Bay and river report brought to you...

Live Oak Landing RV Resort in Freeport adds amenities

Swimming pool, jungle gym and motor boat rentals now available for guests Live Oak Landing in Freeport has finished the construction of several new additions to its RV resort along Black Creek near the Choctawhatchee Bay. “I’m very excited to have completed the construction of these features and give even more value to our guests. Live Oak Landing is already a very unique concept of a gorgeous natural area, upscale amenities, and multiple accommodations all tied together, so these improvements...

Wounded warrior shares his love of fishing on the Choctawhatchee River

Walton area captain gives back to fellow wounded soldiers Outdoorsman Mark McDuffie has been fishing the waterways of the Choctawhatchee River since he was five-years-old. Now 32, the Geneva, Ala. born McDuffie knows all the sweet spots along the river and enjoys sharing his knowledge of the area. McDuffie remembers his family spending weekends at McDaniel’s Fish Camp in Freeport, fishing along Black Creek, the river and the Bay. “I’ve enjoyed fishing here all my life,” McDuffie said with a...

Choctawhatchee River Paddle Trail in the works

57 miles of planned boat ramp improvements span from Morrison Springs to Black Creek near the Bay Walton County, Northwest Florida Water Management District and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Florida Greenways and Trails are working together to provide a paddling trail on the Choctawhatchee River. The 57-mile trail plan spans from Morrison Springs to the opening of Black Creek near the Choctawhatchee Bay. ::MAP:: The project includes rehabilitation and/or construction of five trail head locations starting at Morrison...

Live Oak Landing to host grand opening celebration June 9

Ribbon cutting ceremony to include public tours and refreshments Live Oak Landing, located along the Choctawhatchee Bay, will be having its Grand Opening ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, June 9 in celebration of the property being the only overnight lodging facility in the city of Freeport. The event is open to the public and light finger foods and refreshments will be served. Guests can receive golf cart tours of the property and its features, including the customized resort cottages. “We’re...

Update on road closures due to river flooding in Walton County

Choctawhatchee River has crested at 19 feet Here’s an updated list of road closures due to flood waters along the Choctawhatchee River in the Bruce and Red Bay communities in eastern Walton County: (1). Smokehouse Lake Road (2). River Road (3). Dead River Road (4). Cedar Log Lake Road (5). Choctawhatchee River Road. (6). Cowford Road. (7). Morrison Road (8). Senterfitt Road between Ezra Brannon and Pleasant Ridge Road. Potable, fresh water tenders have been placed by the Walton County...