Pitt and Sylvan Springs

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Picnicking, swimming, restroom, mobility, fishing, tube launch, canoe launch, canoeing, hiking and wildlife viewing.

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This site is part of the 41,000-acre Econfina Creek Water Management Area. As a popular swimming hole, Pitts Spring (also known as Pitt Spring) can be busy on warm afternoons, but in early mornings or on colder days, it offers a nice access to slope/floodplain forest popular with songbirds like Wood Thrushes and Kentucky Warblers. The entrance gate to the small parking area is open daily April through September, and on weekends and holidays October through March. However, interested users are welcome to park outside the gate and enter on foot, to enjoy the trails in the immediate area of the spring. Opposite the spring is a launch point to canoe Econfina Creek. Nearby canoe concessionaires can offer advice on routes and creek conditions; like many Panhandle creeks, the Econfina can be fast flowing and challenging with occasional obstructions that may require portages.

Sylvan Springs spring group is located near Pitt Spring and consists of several vents on the west side of the Creek. Pitt Spring is a day-use only site and is open from dawn to dusk.