Choctawhatchee River

Enterprise, Alabama 36331

Choctawhatchee River

Choctawhatchee River Professional Review and Guide

"The Choctawhatchee River features several streams that cascade down rock bluffs and channels, which make the trip very picturesque. The river flows through short 15-foot limestone bluffs that are beautifully accentuated with green ferns. There are several deep pools that make excellent swimming holes in the summer. The Choctawhatchee River is another excellent example of the long flowing rivers of the southeast region of Alabama.

The river actually begins at the confluence of the West and East Forks of the Choctawhatchee River (please refer to the West Fork of the Choctawhatchee River trip). In all, the river flows more than 170 miles southward. In the town of Geneva, the Pea River joins the river as it flows into Choctawhatchee Bay and eventually into the Gulf of Mexico. As it crosses into the Florida panhandle, it becomes part of the Florida Canoe Trails. The river is naturally yellow in color from silt that it picks up along its route from the many tributaries that feed it. When canoeing the river, keep in mind that it is one of the few free-flowing (undammed) rivers left in the state. This means that heavy rainfall can cause dangerous flash flooding."

Choctawhatchee River Reviews

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Hutto Park on Highway 123 in Newton Alabama is a good spot to launch your canoe or kayak for a Choctawhatchee River adventure near Enterprise, Alabama. The area is also used for swimming. Parking is available and the launch site is easily accessible. The scenery is lush and beautiful, though you should be mindful that alligators have at times been spotted in the area. There are some tent camping sites in the park, along with portable toilets.
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This is a nice river float. When I went down the river there was a shortage of rain in the area. Despite the lack of rain fall the flow was ok. Of course there were some shallow points, but with in the main flow of the river I had no problem.

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Trail Information

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Skill Level
2.5 to 6 hours
Class I
DeLorme Atlas and Gazetteer; USGS Pinckard, Daleville
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Oct 2018