This stunning 111 acres in Jackson County is an extremely rare opportunity to own significant frontage on the Chipola River not far from its spring-fed source. The beautiful clear blue-green water is famous with kayakers, tubers and anglers all over the Southeast. This property has OVER A MILE of frontage on a river that rarely sees any acreage come available along its banks. The land is made up of large old-growth hardwoods and pine that creates an open and accessible understory, and river sloughs and creeks feeding into the Chipola stocked with huge cypress. It’s Old Florida at its absolute best. There are homesite options on the property, and the land is perfect for hunting, hiking, camping and other recreational uses. Acreage of this type along this particular river is quite the find.
The Chipola River is designated a special Outstanding Florida Water (OFW) by the Florida DEP, a designation reserved for waterways “worthy of special protection because of [their] natural attributes.” At its source the river is fed by the first magnitude Blue Springs, open to the public as Blue Springs Recreation Area, managed by Jackson County. The river flows 92.5 miles and empties into the Dead Lakes Recreation Area before feeding into the Apalachicola River and on into the Gulf. This property is a mere 7.5 miles (+/-) from the Springs, meaning that the water quality of the river along the banks is superb and almost unchanged from when it exits the spring. The river is home to a host of wildlife and game species, including the unique shoal bass. Anglers can also catch largemouth bass, and sunfish are particularly active in the spring. Deer, turkey and hogs feed and travel along the banks making for an all-around amazing recreational property.
The timber on the property is primarily natural hardwood, both upland and wetland species. Upland hardwood are significantly comprised of oaks, hickorys, and other mast-producing species, providing natural habitat and browse for area game species. The timber carries some harvestable value as well though setbacks from the river will apply to any timber management. Several feeder creeks and sloughs meander through the area by the river creating a peaceful and scenic area to explore. The tract has good road access with power on the boundary and a well-maintained internal road system, including an existing boat launch and camping area on the bank of the river.
The property is located just south Marianna, FL only 10 minutes to restaurants, Wal-Mart, Lowes, and gas stations. And yet when you’re on the land it is quiet and peaceful, especially as you listen to the river flow by. It cannot be stressed enough how unique an opportunity this is to buy land along this river, especially land as beautiful as this. This property is shown by appointment only. Give us a call today to set up your private showing.
Rhonda Drive, Marianna, FL, USA