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We hope that you explore all the areas of our picturesque community from the bays, rivers, beaches and areas in between. While there are many activities and fun things to do in the Carrabelle area, we thought you might like to know some of the interesting areas close by that would make great day trips. Who knows, maybe you will decide to stay with us a few days longer.

Planning a paddling trip?  To learn more about the Apalachicola River Blueway guide, trails and to download paddling trail maps go to:

www.apalachicolablueway.com/blueway_maps.html

FYI:  Some of these locations have guided tours but usually require two weeks advance reservations.  Please contact them directly.

(Note: The information, maps, and directions were used from a variety of sources and their respective logos are included in the information presented.)

 

Bald Point State Park on Alligator Point
Bald Point State Park on Alligator Point
Bald Point State Park boasts more than 4,800 acres of coastal wilderness dotted with freshwater ponds and tidal marshes. Loca...
Cape St. George State Reserve
Cape St. George State Reserve
If you are looking for remote along Floridas coast, Little St. George Island lies just to the west of St. George Island in Apalac...
City of Apalachicola, FL
City of Apalachicola, FL
Spend the day exploring over 900 historic sites in the City and enjoying an eclectic group of locally owned shops and galleries a...
Dog Island & The Nature Conservancy
Dog Island & The Nature Conservancy
Dog Island is a small and remote barrier island accessible by water-taxi or boat and offers visitors a choice of exploring marshe...
Dr. Julian G. Bruce St. George Island State Park
Dr. Julian G. Bruce St. George Island State Park
Welcome to St. George Island State Park, one of Floridas Gulf Coast barrier islands. Just four miles off shore between Apalac...
Dwarf Cypress Stand in Tate's Hell State Forest
Dwarf Cypress Stand in Tate's Hell State Forest
This one-of-a-kind oddity is a bowl-shaped depression in the forest covering dozens of acres. For no known reason, the cypresses...
Fort Gadsden Historical Site North of Eastpoint
Fort Gadsden Historical Site North of Eastpoint
Imagine a historic fort overlooking the peaceful Apalachicola River. This mental image is probably one of quiet territorial life,...
Hickory Landing in the Apalachicola Natl' Forest
Hickory Landing in the Apalachicola Natl' Forest
Open year round Quiet hours 10 p.m.-6 a.m. Fees: Overnight camping $ 3 Hickory Landing (and Wright Lake Recreation Area) are l...
High Bluff Coastal Hiking Trail in Tate's Hell
High Bluff Coastal Hiking Trail in Tate's Hell
The High Bluff Coastal Hiking Trail is the first recreational hiking trail in Tates Hell State Forest. The trail features the coa...
John David Patton Wildlife Park
John David Patton Wildlife Park
Amenities include nature trails, educational signage, picnic facilities and restrooms. This park offers birders and nature enthus...
Leon Sinks in the Apalachicola National Forest
Leon Sinks in the Apalachicola National Forest
Area Open 8 am 8 pm Gate locked at 8 pm For an enjoyable visit, allow time for a leisurely stroll in this unique natural showc...
National Wildlife Refuge-St. Marks & Otter Lake
National Wildlife Refuge-St. Marks & Otter Lake
Open year round, daylight hours (Gate on Lighthouse Road opens at 6 am). Visitor Center is open Mondays Fridays, 8 am 4 pm; S...
Natural Bridge Battlefield Historic State Park
Natural Bridge Battlefield Historic State Park
Natural Bridge Battlefield Historic State Park is the site of one of Floridas most significant Civil War conflicts. Each year d...
Nature Center in Eastpoint
Nature Center in Eastpoint
Open Tuesday-Saturday 9 a.m. 4 p.m. (Eastern) Admission is FREE Bring the whole family to enjoy aquatic tanks, historical and...
Ochlockonee River State Park
Ochlockonee River State Park
Ochlockonee River State Park is a scenic river park with more than 543 acres that offer vivid views of natural Florida along th...
San Marcos de Apalache Historic State Park
San Marcos de Apalache Historic State Park
The many different flags flying over San Marcos de Apalache Historic State Park welcome visitors to the park and demonstrate th...
St. George Island
St. George Island
St. George Island, a 22-mile long and one mile wide barrier island with bridge access, is just twenty minutes west of Carrabelle....
St. Vincent Wildlife Refuge
St. Vincent Wildlife Refuge
St. Vincent Wildlife Refuge offers visitors many activities, such as kayaking, fishing, hiking and biking. Pack a picnic and enjo...
Tate's Hell State Forest
Tate's Hell State Forest
Visitors to Tates Hell State Forest can paddle down a black water river until they reach the white sandy beaches of the Gulf or t...
Wakulla Springs Lodge & State Park
Wakulla Springs Lodge & State Park
Wakulla Springs State Park is a 6,000-acre wildlife sanctuary quietly hidden in Spanish moss-draped Florida woodlands, 30 min...
Wright Lake Recreation Area North of Eastpoint
Wright Lake Recreation Area North of Eastpoint
Open year round Summer hours 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Winter hours 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fees: Day use $ 3; Overnight camping $ 10 Wright L...

 

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