Inaugural Choctawhatchee River Festival at Morrison Springs May 13

May 1, 2017 by SoWal Staff

Come on down to the river on May 13 from 10am to 4pm for the first ever Choctawhatchee River Fest at Morrison Springs, presented by Riverway South

Nature lovers of all ages will enjoy a variety of fun and educational activities throughout the day in celebration of our magnificent river. Take a dip in the cool spring waters, throw a line and hook a fish by the riverside, hop aboard for a boat ride and experience nature's glory.

Activities also include a kids' casting rally sponsored by Bass Pro Shops. Take a paddle in a canoe, kayak or on a paddleboards; and peddle a hydrobike sponsored by Old Cypress Canoe Rentals and Emerald Coast Hydrobikes. Walton Outdoors will be onsite to assist with water events and share recreation opportunities along the River. Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance, Northwest Florida Water Management District, Bay County Audubon Society and Paddle Florida will have educational and interactive displays. Take time to check out the display with information on the Choctawhatchee River Trail improvement project. Black Creek Café will be providing food and drink, including hamburgers, hot dogs, pulled pork and drinks.

Morrison Springs is located at 874 Morrison Springs Road, Ponce de Leon - open Google Map.

RiverWay South is a team of northwest Florida counties bordering the Apalachicola and Choctawhatchee Rivers, joining together to create a regional tourism destination. Their mission is to create a regional rural tourism organization that encourages sustainable tourism through public/private partnerships to preserve and promote the unique resources of the Apalachicola and Choctawhatchee River Basins in Florida. We carry out this mission by providing services that enhance and support the tourism industry throughout the region.

For more information on RiverWay South and the many events of our amazing nine-county region, visit



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