West Fork of the Choctawhatchee River

EASY 4 reviews

West Fork of the Choctawhatchee River is a 5.8 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Ozark, Alabama that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

5.8 miles
45 feet
Point to Point

dogs on leash

kid friendly



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Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Dirty! There was trash everywhere and it smelled terrible!! The water looked very questionable and no walking trails near the water.

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Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Great day on the water. Tons of rapids. Fairly easy paddle. Challenging to figure out where to exit the river if you get out at hwy 231. If you have the time go the distance and take out at hwy 84. Make sure to check the water levels before you go.

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Monday, September 02, 2013

After a heavy rain, the yellow colored Choctawhatchee can offer a swift fun run, but after a short dry spell, this drop and pool class river becomes a drop and drag. Wildlife is plentiful along the river to include that large reptile, the alligator. The terrain changes as you paddle down the river. You find high limestone banks, rocky shoals and drops, and even a few small waterfalls.

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Monday, August 09, 2010

Great, relaxing float. Mostly slow-moving water, perfect for a day of relaxing floating and fishing. The water can get low in places during periods of extended drought, but usually not low enough to become a problem. Plenty of sandy beaches to stop and take breaks or even swimming holes with rope swings built by locals. Fairly open river with sites to put in or pull out appearing every few hours, so it's great for a trip lasting just a few hours to a few days.