Kayaking Morrison Springs
Autumn in Florida is a beautiful time of year. Not only have the temperatures cooled to the 70s but also the slow changing of some foliage allows for some great outdoor experiences. This fantastic weather makes for a splendid adventure out on the water. So grab a kayak and paddle on! Morrison Springs in the panhandle of Florida is a beautiful destination any time of the year but this fall trip aboard a kayak was amazing!
At Morrison Springs there is a boat launch that allows for plenty of space to put your kayak in the water. The water is so clear you can see all the way to the bottom and the cypress trees create a welcoming atmosphere! The swimming area is also open so pull your kayak ashore and jump in!
For years it was just a local place to cool off in the hot summer heat, but Walton County currently has a lease from the state of Florida which allows it to be a 161 acre park open to the public.
Every day approximately 48 million gallons of water flow into this gorgeous natural spring which then float out to Choctawhatchee River. The caves that plummet beneath the surface allow great spaces for snorkeling and even diving for those that are experienced.
Violet Sky’s Visit
Morrison Springs is one of my favorites in Florida. The water is so clear and has a huge space for swimming and kayaking. The launch is very clean and easily accessible.
Plus the old bridge leading the boat launch area is very cool! I would highly recommend Morrison Springs if you are looking for a place to kayak in Northwest Florida.
How to Visit
Morrison Springs is free to visit and the park is open dawn to dusk. The boat launch does not have a usage fee.
The spring are beautiful and well worth the drive and kayak trip!
Thanks for reading and as always, keep on truckin’!