Dead Lakes Recreational Area, Wewahitchka

#96 of 121 in Parks in Florida Panhandle
Dead Lakes State Recreation Area is a Florida protected area located 1mi north of Wewahitchka off Florida State Road 71 and southwest of Tallahassee. It was formerly a Florida State Park and originally a fish hatchery operated by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission from 1936 until 1951. Activities include hiking, fishing, boating, camping, and wildlife viewing. Among the wildlife of the park are foxes, cotton rats, raccoons, opossums, white-tailed deer, rabbits, skunk, beavers, turtles, snakes and alligators. A variety of trees can be found in the park, including longleaf pine, magnolia and bald cypress trees. Amenities include a boat ramp, fresh water trails, nature trails, and a camping area. The recreation area is open from 8:00 am until sunset year-round.
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  • We called to make reservations and did not need one. RV spot was in need of yard work but for $18/night it was worth the money. The camp host was very friendly and helpful. Set up included water & pow...  more »
  • I'd been looking at pictures of Dead Lakes online for years! As a photographer I'm always looking for inspiring landscapes. I eventually had the opportunity to visit in November 2017. What I experienc...  more »
  • Before Michael it was a beautiful serene place to go camping and see beautiful nature... thank goodness the boat launch ramp & bathroom's are still there. It's a beautiful place to go kayaking or fishing in the Dead Lakes
  • It's a small town state recreational park. If you have your hopes set on a Bush Gardens experience then go to Bush Gardens! This is a quiet little park with a nice little play-ground, great nature walk, a quaint little shower and some of the best fishing and scenery in the state! There is no security here so bring your own protection!

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