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Econfia Creek Canoe Trail
Econfina Creek Canoe Trail is officially designated as part of Florida’s Statewide System of Greenways and Trails. This trail is an unusually beautiful, swift-flowing creek. High limestone walls and sand bluffs, lush vegetation, and abundant wildlife characterize this remote creek. The upper section is narrow with tight curves and several fastwater chutes. The lower section is spring-fed and slower.

Major Activities:
Counties: Bay, Washington
Mileage: 22
Skill Level: Technical (1-3) and beginner (3-5)
Difficulty: Strenuous (1-3) and moderate (3-5)
Usual Current: Swift (3+ mph)

Notes and Precautions
The upper river is for skilled paddlers only. Log jams and shallow water make paddling difficult on the upper river. Expect to portage. Do not attempt the river when it is flooded.


  1. Scott’s Bridge – From US 231 four miles north of Fountain, take Scott’s Road west four miles to bridge.
  2. Walsingham Bridge – From SR 20 turn north on Strickland Road which becomes Porter Pond Road. There is a fence line on the right side of the road. Follow the fence line and make the two right turns where the fence turns. Take Washington Bridge Road to the bridge.
  3. Econfina Canoe Livery – One mile north of SR 20 on Strickland Road. (5 miles)
  4. SR 20 Bridge – (1 mile) limited parking.
  5. SR 388 Bridge – (6 miles)

There may be access points (both public and private) in addition to those listed here. Please remember that some sites require a fee for launching and/or parking.