Morrison Springs Park
Florida is known for being a popular tourist destination. There are many exciting things to see and do while visiting this beautiful state. One popular destination is the Morrison Springs County Park.
The Morrison Springs Park is located in the northwestern portion of the state, near the Florida and Alabama state line. It is near the city of Ponce de Leon and is part of the Choctawhatchee River Water Management Area. The park is open daily from sunrise to sunset. There are no entrance fees associated with this day use area.
Activities at Morrison Springs Park
There are many exciting things to see and do while in the park’s boundaries. The crystal clear water of the Morrison Spring makes this location a great play to swim, kayak, and enjoy other water activities. Fishermen can also enjoy an abundance of different types of fish to catch including; various types of bass, bluegill, sunfish, warmouth, crappies, catfish, alligator gar, and more. There are also trails for walking and hiking to enjoy the local flora and fauna that call this area home.
Morrison Springs County Park is probably best known for diving, however, and is one of the most popular spots in Northwest Florida. Scuba divers and snorkelers can enjoy the various underground cave system that can be found here. The highlight of the park is a 250-foot diameter spring pool that produces an average of 48 million gallons of crystal clear water everyday.
Nearby RV Camping
Camping is prohibited within the state park. There are, however, multiple places within a close distance that allows both tent camping and RV camping. Prices and amenities vary, depending on the individual park or resort. Many, but not all, of these campgrounds require a reservation in advance. Pets are welcome at some of the campgrounds. However, restrictions may apply so double check when making your reservations.
Dead River Landing is located in Bruce, Florida and offers ample space for RV parking. There are no fees associated with this park but you must reserve your space in advance. These reservations are made with through the Northwest Florida Water Management.
The town of Freeport, Florida offers RV camping at the Live Oak Landing RV Resort and Calypso Cove RV Park. Both of these parks offer full hook up sites for RV campers. The Live Oak Resort has many amazing amenities such as boat docks, boat ramps, kayak rentals, and a playground.
Santa Rosa Beach also offers various options for RV camping. Topsail Hill Preserve State Park has over 150 RV camp sites and several amenities to enjoy during your stay. The Grayton Beach State Park has 52 RV Camp sites and Peach Creek RV Park has 14 sites for RVs. Reservations for the Topsail State Park campsites can be made through ReserveAmerica.
Miramar Beach is another popular destination for campers. Camping On The Gulf offers 200 campsites; many of which are located along the Gulf shoreline. Destin RV Beach Resort is also popular. They have 36 RV campsites that allow visitors access to a private beach, heated pool, and other fun things to enjoy.
The Northwest Florida area has many exciting things to see and do, in addition to the Morrison Springs State Park. Ponce Preserve, Lighthouse Point Park, and Vortex Springs are all popular destinations. The Marine Science Center, Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse and Museum, and the Ponce Inlet Museum are all great ways to learn more about the history and culture of the area.
For more information visit the Morrison Springs Park webpage or call 850.892.8108.