Dead Lakes State Park
510 Gary Rowell Road
Open: Open all year
Number of Sites: 20
About: Dead Lakes is reported to have been formed when sand bars created by the current of the Apalachicola River blocked the Chipola River. The ensuing high water killed thousands of trees in the floodplain, giving the area its name.
The uplands are covered mainly by longleaf pines, with sweetbay, magnolia and cypress trees bordering wetlands. Animal life includes foxes, cotton rats, raccoons, opossums, deer, rabbits, skunks, beavers, turtles, snakes and alligators.
-Boat Ramp, Hiking, Picnics
Directions: From jct Hwy 71 and Hwy 22: Go 4 mi N on Hwy 71. Area is located one mile north of Wewahitchka off S.R. 71.
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