Emerald Coast

Springs, Lakes and Rivers

This page lists springs, lakes, rivers and other swimming holes in natural bodies of water in the Okaloosa County, Walton County and Bay County, Florida area.
Kids Okaloosa County, Walton County and Bay County: Springs, Lakes and Rivers - Fun 4 Emerald Coast Kids
Alaqua Creek Park

Picnic area, boat ramp, restroom, swimming, and portable toilet. Great place to kayak! From Freepor ...

State Highway 20, Freeport, FL
Blackwater River State Park

Despite its name — Blackwater, or the original Oka-lusa (water black) in the Muscogee language — the ...

7720 Deaton Bridge Road, Milton, FL, 32564
Camp Helen State Park

Camp Helen is a place where visitors can explore an environment rich in natural and cultural resourc ...

23937 Panama City Beach Parkway, Panama City Beach, FL, 32413
Carl Gray Park

Carl Gray Park is a very popular waterfront park located on Collegiate Drive just north of Gulf Coas ...

Collegiate Drive, Panama City, FL, 32401
Chipley Park

The park includes over 40 acres of land area which consists of a children's play area, an amphitheat ...

Playground Features
3 Circle Drive, DeFuniak Springs, FL, 32435
Clement Taylor Park Swimming

Amenities include a waterfront gazebo, pier, pavilion, beach swim area, playground, and picnic area. ...

131 Calhoun Ave, Destin, 32541
Cotton Bridge Park

Cotton Bridge accesses Blackwater River in North Okaloosa County. A large sandbar provides a beach a ...

6301 Hwy 4 W, Baker, FL, 32531
Crab Island Swimming

Crab Island is an underwater Island located on the bay side of the Destin bridge. This is where you ...

Destin Bridge, Destin, FL, 32541
Dead River Landing and Seven Runs Creek

Located approximately 16 miles south of Ponce de Leon off Highway 81, Dead River Landing Park offers ...

2356 Dead River Road, Ponce De Leon, FL, 32455
Deer Point Lake

Deer Point Lake is fed by natural freshwater streams and supplies more than 760 million gallons of f ...

Deer Point Lake, Panama City, FL, 32409
Devil's Den

OVERNIGHT TRIP FROM EMERALD COAST! Bought in 1993 by our current owners, this natural wonder has bee ...

5390 NE 180th Ave, Williston, FL, 32696
Econfina Creek

Pitt Spring, Sylvan Springs, and multiple small springs contribute to the clear water of Econfina Cr ...

Ginnie Springs

**OVERNIGHT TRIP** Enjoy our seven crystal-clear, freshwater springs nestled in over 200 wooded acre ...

7300 Ginnie Springs Rd, High Springs, FL, 32643
Guest Lake Park

Guest Lake lies at the end of a winding dirt road and provides access to the Yellow River. This is a ...

3850 Yellow River, Holt, FL, 32564
Holmes Creek Canoe Livery and Water Park

Canoes, tandem/single kayaks, tubing, and diving. Rope swing, diving board, fishing, fun water slide ...

2899 A Highway 79, Vernon, FL
Homosassa Springs Wildlife Park

**Weekend Trip** Visitors can see West Indian manatees every day of the year from the park's unde ...

4150 S. Suncoast Boulevard, Homosassa, FL, 34446
Hurricane Lake

Several earthen fishing fingers are located in this area for use by bank fishermen. A fishing pier i ...

Bullard Church River Road, Baker, FL, 32531
Ichetucknee Springs State Park

**Weekend overnight trip** The crystalline Ichetucknee River flows six miles through shaded hammo ...

12087 SW U.S. Highway 27, Fort White, FL
Ira A. Hutchinson Park

This park has a dock, freshwater boat ramps, picnic area, playground and restrooms.

Playground Features
4405 Highway 2321, Panama City, FL, 32404
Juniper Lake

Juniper Lake is a popular fishing spot in DeFuniak. Features: Boat / Canoe Access Grills Pavi ...

1615 Juniper Lake Road, DeFuniak Springs, FL, 32433
Juniper Springs

***OVERNIGHT WEEKEND TRIP*** Showcasing sparkling springs in a subtropical setting, Juniper Springs ...

26701 E Highway 40, Silver Springs, FL
Karick Lake

The lake has an average depth of 7 feet with a maximum depth of 18 feet, with the deepest areas loca ...

County Rd 189, Baker, FL, 32531
Lake Defuniak

Open all year long for walking and other enjoyment. Open for swimming seasonally.

3 Circle Drive, DeFuniak Springs, FL, 3243
Lake Jackson Landing

Features Boat/Canoe Access

81 Lake Road, Laurel Hill, FL, 32567
Lake Powell Park

Lake Powell has a saltwater boat ramp, picnic area, restrooms, play area with swings and basketball ...

Playground Features
23104 Lake Powell Road, Panama City Beach, FL, 32407
Lake Stanley Park

The Lake Stanley Park is located in the Northwest portion of DeFuniak Springs on Shoemaker Drive. Th ...

271 Shoemaker Drive, DeFuniak Springs, FL, 32433
Leslie Porter Wayside Park

This park is the perfect stop for your lunch break. You can find many locals bringing their lunches ...

200 Michigan Ave, Lynn Haven, FL, 32444
Lincoln Park Swimming

Lincoln Park offers a swimming area with docks, picnic area, restrooms, showers, playground equipmen ...

1230 N Bayshore Dr, Valparaiso, FL, 32580
Little River Springs

**OVERNIGHT TRIP** The spring run is approximately 150 feet long with a cave system that is more ...

24891 105th Lane, O'Brien, FL
Liza Jackson Park

This park has 1,000 feet of water front, boat ramps, fishing pier, pavilions, restrooms and playgrou ...

Playground Features
338 Miracle Strip Parkway, Fort Walton Beach, FL, 32548
Longwood/Poquito Bayou Park Swimming

A roped-off swimming area is provided. Longwood/Poquito Bayou Park provides boat access to Poquito B ...

4 Bay Street, Shalimar, FL, 32579
Morrison Springs

Morrison Springs is one of the most popular diving spots in northwest Florida and well-known through ...

874 Morrison Springs Road, Ponce de Leon, FL, 32455
Parker Environmental Exploratorium Park

Parker Environmental Exploratorium Park is an ecology park nestled among hickory, magnolia and oak h ...

4700 Lake Drive, Parker, FL, 32404
Pine Log State Forest

Pine Log State Forest is home to a diverse mixture of animal and plant species, including the follow ...

State Road 79, Ebro, FL, 32437
Pitt Springs

Pitt Spring is one of many springs along Econfina Creek and one of the most popular in the area for ...

6315 FL-20, Youngstown, FL, 32466
Ponce de Leon Springs

This beautiful clear spring is named for Juan Ponce de León, who led the first Spanish expedition to ...

2860 State Park Road, Ponce de Leon, FL, 32455
Rattlesnake Lake

Rattlesnake Lake North offers a boat ramp, picnic pavilion, pedestal grill, fire ring, and portable ...

5066 Rattlesnake Pond Road, Chipley, FL, 32425
Ross Marler Park Swimming

Ross Marler Park has a swimming area with nearby picnic tables, shelters, restrooms, and playground ...

1275 Santa Rosa Blvd., Fort Walton Beach, FL, 32548
Silver Springs State Park

**Weekend Trip** Since the 19th century, Silver Springs has been one of Florida’s most treasured ...

5656 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Silver Springs, FL, 34488
St. Andrews State Park

Welcome to St. Andrews State Park! With the Gulf on one side and St. Andrews Bay on the other, thos ...

Playground Features
4607 State Park Lane, Panama City Beach, FL, 32408
Turkey Creek Park Swimming

Turkey Creek Nature Trail and Pavilion is a wonderful place to visit in Niceville. The City prides i ...

340 John Sims Parkway, Niceville, FL, 32578
Wekiva Falls

**OVERNIGHT TRIP*** Our natural sulfur spring is warm and features two water slides as well as a ...

30700 Wekiva River Rd, Sorrento, FL, 32776
Whitewater Lake

Located slightly south of Tom Johns Landing and White Oak Landing off Porter Pond Road, Whitewater L ...

5060 Porter Pond Road, Chipley, FL, 32425
Wilderness Park

This 25 acre park tucked along the Blackwater River in the Blackwater River State Forest has a boat ...

5700 Wilderness Landing Road, Baker, FL, 32564
Williford Spring

Williford Spring is located off Highway 20 in Washington county, just 7.5 miles west of US 231. It ...

5647 Porter Pond Road, Youngstown, FL, 32466