Enjoying the wonders of the legendary Dead Lakes

Head just 20 minutes inland to one of the richest eco-systems in
the state, the legendary Dead Lakes and the home of Tupelo Honey!

The journey from Port St. Joe to Wewahitchka passes through White City, where the Intracoastal Waterway runs under the bridge. There you'll find a small store for supplies and a public boat ramp with a park, picnic pavilions and restrooms. If journeying by boat, head east on the waterway to Lake Wimico, the Apalachicola River, and Apalachicola Bay or west which heads to Panama City, and Destin. What's next? Central Time Zone. Yep...Gulf County is one of four US counties that boasts this oddity, and we sure have an interesting New Year's Eve celebration because of it!

Honeyville is the next stop with a beautiful public park geared toward families and sports enthusiasts. Next stop, is Wewahitchka (or Wewa as the locals call it), a beautiful southern town with a pace slower than normal and one stop light. Wewahitchka is a Seminole name meaning "water eyes" and, yes, water is everywhere. Home of the legendary Dead Lakes, a hauntingly beautiful water-based graveyard of bottom heavy cypress skeletons, stumps and knees, Wewa provides some of the best bass fishing in the nation.
Recent additions made to Dead Lakes RV Park make it well worth the visit and the perfect place to get away from it all with RV and primitive campsites, restrooms, showers, laundry facilities, a playground/ picnic area, and boardwalks over the lakes.

Explore our Dead Lakes and Tupelo trees

Wewahitchka is the home of one of Florida's largest beekeeping operations, where for more than a century, beekeepers have harvested world famous Tupelo Honey from the Apalachicola River Basin. Third generation beekeepers, the L.L. Lanier family, inspired the movie Ulee's Gold, starring Peter Fonda. Filmed in Wewahitchka in 1997, the movie gained recognition for the natural beauty of the area when it premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.

Dead Lakes Kayak Eco-Tours

Dead Lakes State Recreation Area

Here you'll find a variety of activities including hiking, fishing, boating, caming and nature viewing. Amongst the vast wildlife-raccoons, deer, rabbits, turtles, snakes and alligators-nature enthusiasts are enveloped in an abundance of trees including longleaf pines, magnolia and bald cypress. The park is open from 8:00 am till sundown year round and provides visitors with a boat ramp, fresh-water trails and a camping area.

Home of the finest Tupelo Honey

May 18, 2013
23rd Annual Tupelo Honey Festival

Under the great mossy oaks of Lake Alice, people come from all over the world to Wewahitchka to taste and take home this rare local delicacy. Home of the country's finest Tupelo Honey, farmer's from the area will have booths of honey in many different sizes and packages, along with food vendors, arts and crafts, and live music right on the banks of mossy Lake Alice.
CALL: 850-639-2605