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Dead Lakes Recreational Area

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Hauntingly beautiful experience

I'd been looking at pictures of Dead Lakes online for years! As a photographer I'm always looking... read more

Reviewed January 5, 2018
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
"Seeing is Believing

"Dead Lakes County Park" in Wewawitchka is a great place to tent or camp with a trailer. We stayed... read more

Reviewed May 20, 2017
Linda S
Wiarton, Canada
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Reviewed January 5, 2018

I'd been looking at pictures of Dead Lakes online for years! As a photographer I'm always looking for inspiring landscapes. I eventually had the opportunity to visit in November 2017. What I experienced far exceeded my expectations - one of the most beautiful places I've...More

2  Thank sarahjane1971FL
Reviewed May 20, 2017

"Dead Lakes County Park" in Wewawitchka is a great place to tent or camp with a trailer. We stayed there 4 days. It has full electrical/water hook ups, campfire pits, fish ponds, access to the River leading to the Dead Lakes, Kayaking, Canoeing and picnic...More

3  Thank Linda S
Reviewed May 17, 2017

After driving by the Dead Lakes many times on the way to the beach, we finally stopped for a visit. We put our kayaks in at the West Arm boat ramp in Wewahitchka. The alive and dead stumps of Tupelo and Cypress Trees are standing...More

2  Thank laurienicurn
Reviewed May 16, 2017 via mobile

Visited this past week,only $14 nite. This is a county operated campground, beautiful, lakes are fishable, covered walkway across one of the lakes, power, water, dump station, bathhouses are clean, private, off of hwy 71, take your groceries tho, no store onsite, not far from...More

2  Thank dixiew39
Reviewed April 28, 2017 via mobile

This body of water is punctuated by cypress, willow and tupelo trees, which grow in and out of the water. The creates an unusually beautiful waterscape which can be accessed from a bridge or, better yet, from a boat. The best times to visit should...More

1  Thank Ron B
Reviewed April 5, 2017

Lovely park, great playground lots of picnic areas, The campground hosts cannot do enough for the visitors. Very friendly place.

1  Thank Dee T
Reviewed March 19, 2017 via mobile

They call it 'Dead Lakes' because of the dead cypress stumps rising from the water. The area can be both melancholy and vibrant, depending on your perspective. With the moss-draped branches arched over the gently flowing water, it's easy to become reflective, if not absolutely...More

2  Thank Gary W
Reviewed March 13, 2017

We camped for four days over President's Day weekend. All the state parks were booked and the reviews were good. Pros: it was lovely and peaceful. A number of tent sites (we are tent campers). Friendly, helpful hosts. Very reasonably priced. Convenient to Apalachicola and...More

2  Thank HappyCamperWoman
Reviewed March 13, 2017

I kept feeling like a swamp monster was going to rise out of dead lake. We went to the park and got many good pictures. I would not want to go out in a boat....I am faint of heart and the thought of a snake...More

2  Thank Dakotagirl777
Reviewed February 12, 2017

This is a lovely place any time of the year and great for all ages. Camping is available in the area. Guided boat trips on the lake by Off the Map Expeditions are HIGHLY recommended!

1  Thank Kathleen F
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