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DEAD LAKES STATE RECREATION AREA dead

Dead Lakes is reported to have been formed when sand bars created by the current of the Apalachicola River blocked the Chipola River. The ensuing high water killed thousands of trees in the floodplain, giving the area its name.



PLANT AND ANIMAL LIFE
The uplands are covered mainly by longleaf pines, with sweetbay, magnolia and cypress trees bordering wetlands. Animal life includes foxes, cotton rats, raccoons, opossums, deer, rabbits, skunks, beavers, turtles, snakes and alligators.


ACTIVITIES
Dead Lakes offers fishing, boating, camping and nature study. A boat ramp is available.


map Dead Lakes State Recreation Area is located one mile north of Wewahitchka off S.R. 71.For more information, contact:

Dead Lakes State Recreation Area
P.O. Box 989
Wewahitchka, FL 32465
(850) 639-2702


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