Waterways

Do we have fresh water in Jackson County? Check it out for yourself!

Lake Seminole is located near the town of Sneads, the county’s largest lake is a fisherman’s paradise. Many are not aware of the significant historical Spanish sites to date back to 1680’s where Spanish Missionaries built the western most Catholic Church in the state. The lake separates the central and eastern time zones.

Lake Seminole is located near the town of Sneads, the county’s largest lake is a fisherman’s paradise. Many are not aware of the significant historical Spanish sites to date back to 1680’s where Spanish Missionaries built the western most Catholic Church in the state. The lake separates the central and eastern time zones.

 

Round Lake and Compass Lake, both located near Alford, are famous for water activities such as wake boarding, tubing and skiing.

The Chipola River created in northern section of the county at Christoff Landing and meanders throughout the county to the 63 springs along the way to the Apalachicola River.

Merritt’s Mill Pond is fed by a first magnitude spring, it pumps more than 64 million gallons of water per day. The 202 acre pond is a paradise for swimming, boating, fishing and cave diving. The gorgeous caves attract divers from all over the world. One of its claim to fame is the Pond produced two world record Redear Sunfish, one weighed 4.86 pounds and at one time was the record.

Spring Creek is fed from Merritt’s Mill Pond and feeds into the Chipola River. The famous Creek hosts an enormous amount of tubers leisurely tubing the creek.