When you think of Cape San Blas, Port St. Joe, Mexico Beach Florida or anywhere along the Gulf Coast, you picture beautiful beaches, white sands and the sound of waves rolling in. Did you know there is a whole different kind of beauty that can be found less than an hour inland? It’s called the Dead Lakes near Wewahitchka. The Dead Lakes are fed by the Chipola River and eventually empty into the Apachiciola River.
The Dead Lakes were formed when a dam across the Chipola River caused the hydrology of the area to change, and many of the cypress and tupelo trees died. Today, the area is full of life and offers great fishing, bird watching, and scenic kayaking and boating. Photographers, adventurers and nature enthusiasts love to visit the unique and picturesque Dead Lakes.
Our friends at Off the Map Expeditions, offer guided kayak tours and pontoon boat tours of the Dead Lakes. Kayak tours can be customized for your group and suitable for beginners or seasoned paddlers. The pontoon boat tours allow your group to sit back, relax and just enjoy the scenery around you while the knowledgeable captain speaks about local flora, fauna, and history.
This spring, we have partnered with Off the Map Expeditions to offer our adventurous or nature loving guests the opportunity to enjoy an eco tour* for 15% off! To enjoy this special offer, call our reservations team directly at and we will assist you in scheduling your discounted tour.
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