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Chipola River: Peacock Bridge to Look & Tremble Rapid

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Marianna, Florida

Chipola River: Peacock Bridge to Look & Tremble Rapid is a 17.7 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Marianna, Florida that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

Length 17.7 mi Elevation gain 124 ft Route type Point to Point

Fishing

Nature trips

Paddle sports

Forest

River

Views

Wildlife

No dogs

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Getting There

This section of the Chipola River offers shoals, limestone bottom, oddly shaped rocks, and caves. The trail is primarily used for canoeing, fishing & kayaking and is accessible year-round. The put-in is on CR 278 at the Peacock Bridge boat launch. The run offers an abundance of wildlife and flora as well as at least one rapid. The water is clear and you can see the limestone bottom of the river as well as a large variety of fish. Just south of Johnny Boy landing, a popular launch area for tubers and swimmers, you will find limestone bluffs with a few caves. The shoals, limestone bottom, oddly shaped rocks, caves, and the Look and Tremble Rapid make this a fun run. Take out is at the access road beside the river at Look and Tremble or a couple of miles further down the river at the boat ramp at Lamb Eddy.

There is only parking at Peacock Bridge and at Look and Tremble.

Call Bear Paw Adventures at (850) 482-4948 for the latest conditions.

From Marianna, Florida, take US 90 east to FL 71. Turn right and take FL 71 to CR 278 (Peacock Bridge RD). Turn right on CR 278 to reach access to the boat ramp on the south side of Peacock Bridge. To reach the take-out, take US 90 east to FL 71. Turn right and take FL 71 to Altha, Florida. Turn right on CR 274 in Altha and travel west to the Chipola River. Cross the river and turn left on Look & Tremble RD. Go south on Look & Tremble road until it dead ends. You can take out on your left.

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Chris Law
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Paddle sports

Lots of fun!

Cindy Burns
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Paddle sports

Love this river, had a great time with family.

Blaine Barfield
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Paddle sports

Great for you to have fun and relax. A few stopping points to stop and get your feet wet and to have a picnic.

Ashley Pollette
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Paddle sports
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Have paddled this section many times in the last few years. It is always exciting and fun. The limestone rocks on the bottom of the river and the caves on the bluffs of the river are mesmerizing. It is amazing to see large schools of mullet swim by as you paddle down the river. I have seen at least two alligators, but have found if you do not approach them, they will go about their business not minding you. When the Chipola is at normal stages, it cannot be beat for family fun.

Tammy Casper
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