YOU WILL START YOUR TRIP ON THE EMERALD WATERS OF THE CHIPOLA RIVER.
(NORTH OF MARIANNA) THIS TRIP IS ABOUT 9.8 MILES! THE CAVERN AT THE RAIL ROAD TRACKS HAS BEEN CLOSED OFF TO THE PUBLIC TO PRESERVE THE BAT POPULATION.
DOWN STREAM, YOU WILL FIND A LARGE CAVERN ON THE RIGHT BANK THIS IS THE “OVENS”, (HERE YOU WILL BE ABOUT HALF WAY) LESS THAN TWO MILES DOWN STREAM YOU WILL FIND A VERY SMALL STREAM ON YOUR LEFT: PADDLE UP AND YOU WILL SEE A SMALL SPRING.
THE NEXT SITE ON THIS TRIP IS WHERE SPRING CREEK EMPTIES INTO THE CHIPOLA RIVER AT THIS POINT YOU WILL BE LESS THAN TWO MILES FROM THE END. WHEN YOU REACH THE TWIN BRIDGES AT I-10 YOU WILL BE JUST A FEW CURVES FROM THE END. OUR LANDING IS ON THE RIGHT BEFORE THE NEXT BRIDGE.
THIS RIVER IS REGULARLY PATROLLED BY LAW ENFORCEMENT
LITTERING IS A CRIME!!!
YOU MUST HAVE YOUR LIFE PRESERVER ON FOR IT TO WORK PROPERLY!!
WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO REFUSE SERVICE TO ANYONE!
YOU MUST HAVE YOUR ARMBAND ON TO EXIT VIA OUR LANDING!
TRASH BAGS ARE FREE!!!
WE DO NOT DO RESCUE MISSIONS
PLEASE DO NOT JUMP OUT OF TREES OR LET YOUR CHILDREN JUMP OUT OF TREES!!
PLEASE BE CAREFUL OF THE ROCKS!!
WE MADE IT!!
l on the beautiful Chipola River. If you are adventurous enough for a full day of cave exploration and the areas best canoeing, this trip is for you! You will
start y NOTICE: WE ARE NOT INSTRUCTORS GUIDES OR PARAMEDICS...NOR DO WE PROVIDE THEM TO YOU....FULL SERVICE MEANS WE PROVIDE ALL EQUIPMENT NEEDED TO FLOAT DOWN THE TRIPS, SHUTTLE SERVICES AND PARKING. THIS IS A NATURAL RIVER FLOAT TRIP... THAT MEANS IT IS NOT A WATER PARK RIDE.
our trip on the emerald waters of the Chipola and canoe for nine miles (five hours float time). You will have a chance to explore two caves. The first cave is very tricky to spot and well hidden by natures rough terrain. The second cave is easy to find, it looks like a big hole in the bank. Remember to bring a flashlight and shoes so you can explore. This trip also has a small yet breathtaking spring. this is a perfect swimming. You will also drift past the mouth of Spring Creek. This is very warm water compared to the Chipola and makes another great swimming spot. Though this trip is five hours long you have the canoe for all day.. just be back at Bear Paw by dark. You can stop, swim, pic-nic, explore, and just enjoy the day.
Because this trip is so long we recommend that you take no small children ( under the age of 8) because what may seem like five hours to an adult will seem like ten hours to small child. We also recomend that you get a head start and start the trip no later than twelve o'clock central time.