Your guide to four of the best rope swings in the Florida Panhandle

June 21, 2010

Morrison Springs is located in northeast Walton County. ©Lori Ceier/Walton Outdoors

Take time out to swing into the cool water

Summer is here and folks are looking for fun ways to cool off. Walton county and the surrounding area has many creeks and springs to enjoy beating the heat and here is a list of four great places to take a swing.

Morrison Springs

This 161-acre park is well known in Walton and popular with divers and nature enthusiasts across the south. Cypress trees abound around the spring with their crisp, bright green needles defining the landscape. The spring provides an aqua color inviting everyone in for a dip.
The highlight of the park is a 250-foot diameter spring pool that produces an estimated 48 million gallons of crystal clear water each day and has been recorded to produce up to 70 million gallons a day.
More than 575 linear ft. of boardwalks meandering through the ancient cypress trees, and span into the springs to a diver’s launching area, with a 10×10 ft. 9,000 lb. floating concrete platform.
Restroom facilities, a pavilion with picnic area, wash stations, showers and handicap access are available at the park now, offering it the perfect family destination. ::MAP::
To find out more about Morrison Springs, Click here

Alaqua Creek Park

This public park and boat launch is a favorite of locals in Freeport. It is located on SR 20 for approximately 2 miles west of downtown Freeport. Park is on the north side of State Road 20.
• Picnic area, boat ramp, restroom, swimming, portable toilet ::MAP::

Holmes Creek Livery has a two-tier swing platform. ©Lori Ceier/Walton Outdoors

Holmes Creek Livery

Holmes Creek Livery and county park is located just south of Vernon off of SR 79 in Washington County. The park is located just north of the bridge across Holmes Creek.
Picnic area and Portable restroom available.
Holmes Creek Canoe Livery offers tandem aluminum canoes for rent. The livery will drop you off and pick you up at a variety of locations depending on how long a journey you wish to take. ::MAP::
To learn more about Holmes Creek Livery: Click here

Econfina Creek

Jump into the cool spring water at a spring along Econfina Creek. ©Lori Ceier/Walton Outdoors

Pack a lunch and bring your snorkel, for you are about the enjoy the paddle of a lifetime as you explore the creek and its many crystal clear springs along the popular seven-mile trip down the creek. Econfina Creek in Bay and Washington counties is many a paddlers’ favorite journey in the Florida Panhandle.
About half way down your journey you will find Emerald spring and a swing! ::MAP::
For more information about Econfina, Click here

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    1. How fun! We were out on Blackwater River last week and found a fun rope swing. My six year old was having a blast on the rope swing.

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