Chipola River

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The Chipola River is a tributary of the Apalachicola River in western Florida. It is part of the ACF River Basin watershed.

The 92.5-mile-long (148.9 km)[1] river crosses Jackson, Calhoun and Gulf counties.

Rapids in the Chipola River

The river flows into the Dead Lakes State Recreation Area just before reaching the Apalachicola. The Dead Lakes were formed when the Apalachicola deposited sand bars blocking the mouth of the Chipola.

The Chipola River now flows for several miles south from the Dead Lakes parallel to the Apalachicola River before its confluence finally joining it.

Chipola River crossing on US90/FL10 in Jackson County

See also[edit]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map Archived 2012-04-05 at WebCite, accessed April 15, 2011
  • Marth, Del and Marty Marth, eds. The Rivers of Florida. Sarasota, Florida: Pineapple Press, Inc. ISBN 0-910923-70-1. P. 95.

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Coordinates: 30°48′44″N 85°13′56″W / 30.8123025°N 85.2322681°W / 30.8123025; -85.2322681