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Econfina River - Bicycling

Off-road bicycling is available along the 14.8 miles of trails.  Helmets are highly recommended for all cyclists and Florida law requires helmets for cyclists age 16 and under.

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Econfina River - Birding

There are many different species of birds to view at the park which include mallard ducks, great blue herons and red-tailed hawks. You may encounter numerous shore and wading birds along the river or see Ospreys, Bald eagles, and countless songbird species while on the hiking/nature trail.  Please refer to the Park's bird list for a more complete list of species found at Econfina River State Park.

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Econfina River - Boat Ramp

There are two small boat ramps within the park. Econfina River State Park does not have a boat launch fee. The park entrance fee covers launching a boat as well.

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Econfina River - Boating


The Econfina River offers a variety of salt and fresh water fishing. Econfina River provides direct access to Apalachee Bay. The Econfina River is not suited for water skiing or kneeboarding/wakeboarding. There are numerous limestone rock outcroppings that make navigation challenging.

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Econfina River - Canoe Kayak Launch

There are two small boat ramps within the park. Econfina River State Park does not have a launch fee for canoes and kayaks.  The entrance fee covers a launch.

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Econfina River - Canoeing and Kayaking

The Econfina River offers a variety of salt and fresh water fishing. There is an abundance of wildlife to be seen as you drift or paddle down the river.

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Econfina River - Fishing

Fishing is allowed in designated areas and both fresh and salt water fish can be caught in the river. 

All fishing within the park must conform to regulations concerning size, number, method of capture and season.  A fishing license may be required.  More information is available at the Florida Wildlife Commission’s Fishing in Florida.


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Econfina River - Hiking Nature Trail

Nature lovers can explore the scenic beauty by foot on 14.8 miles of wooded trails.

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Econfina River - Horse Equestrian Trail

Explore the scenic beauty by horseback on 14.8 miles of wooded trails. No amenities for horses are available. Proof of negative Coggins is required.

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Econfina River - Picnic Pavilion

Econfina has one picnic pavilion with one accessible and one standard picnic table.  The pavilion and picnic tables at Econfina River are on a first come first serve basis.  Pavilion reservations are not taken.

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Econfina River - Picnicking

A small covered pavilion with two picnic tables is available at the park.

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Econfina River - Tours

Econfina River offers a one hour Ranger guided interpretive tour with a two week notice. We can accomodate groups up to 50 people. If your group contains more than 50, or you cannot give us a two week notice, please call the office at (850) 487-7989. We do make every reasonable effort to accomodate all tour groups when the situation allows.

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Econfina River - Wildlife Viewing

There are many different types of wildlife to view while you are at the park, which include black bear, fox, and deer.