In the 1860s, Confederate deserters camped along the banks of the Econfina during the Civil War. Pledged to assist Union blockade ships, these deserters utilized the river to deliver Confederate prisoners, contraband, fresh provisions and information to Federal gunboats. During the Great Depression the river was a source of mullet, which was salted, packed in barrels and then swapped or bartered for other food products. Fish camps have successfully operated on the Econfina since 1931.
The northern course of the Econfina River is a great place to paddle, fish, take photos or just relax in a natural setting.
With two double-wide launching ramps such as the ones pictured, launching and retrieval of water craft is quick and easy. Water trips start and end efficiently, increasing the time available for recreational enjoyment.
This sign serves as a friendly reminder to boaters that manatees deserve visitors' care and respect.