“He sendeth the springs into the valleys, which run among the hills.”
What is a “karst?” The dictionary defines a karst as landscape underlain by limestone that has been eroded by dissolution, producing ridges, towers, fissures, sinkholes, and other characteristic land forms.
The Chipola is approximately 92.5 miles long. It originates in South Alabama near the Florida-Alabama line and flows into the Apalachicola River before making its way to the Gulf of Mexico.
The Chipola is fed by 63 major underground springs, not to mention the numerous smaller ones.
The Chipola River is a fisherman’s paradise for bass, trout, catfish and bream.
These tribes depended upon the Chipola River for their livelihood. The name “Chipola” is attributed to the Chacato and meant “Sweetwater.”
Like the Native Americans of yesteryear, modern man still makes his home here. Notice the marks on the trees as evidence of the last flood.
Including barred owls, kingfishers, red-tail hawks, wild turkeys, deer, fox, otters, alligators, and SNAKES to name a few. When swimming, be careful where you put your hands!