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Location: 1325 Old Bridge Road, Cantonment, FL

County: Escambia      Nearby Town: Cantonment

Latitude/Longitude: 30.630617, -87.39295

Overview

Located approximately 5 miles northwest of Cantonment and accessed via Old Bridge Road, The Pipes Recreation Area is a day-use site featuring a canoe/kayak launch.

The Pipes also features picnic tables, a pedestal grill, and portable toilet.

In addition to the canoe/kayak launch, visitors to The Pipes take advantage of the shallow water and a beautiful sand bar which sits slightly upstream from the launch.

The Perdido River, which is designated an Outstanding Florida Water and Special Water System, flows about 63 miles from southern Alabama to Perdido Bay, forming Florida’s western border with Alabama.

The upper part of the river is a shifting sand river system, which is unique to portions of northwest Florida, south Alabama, southern Mississippi, and extreme eastern Louisiana. The lower end of the river is deeper with a slower-moving channel.

The Perdido is a tannin-stained blackwater stream in its lower reaches where rapidly disappearing pitcher plant bogs, threatened gopher tortoises, migratory neotropical birds, and stands of Atlantic white cedar trees can all still be appreciated.

According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, the Perdido River and its tributaries are home to several species of rare and imperiled fish including the saltmarsh topminnow and the Gulf sturgeon.

The Northwest Florida Water Management District manages 6,261.22 acres of public lands in the Perdido River Water Management Area.

Recreation Opportunities

  • Picnicking, fishing, canoe launch, canoeing, wildlife viewing

Restrictions

No ATV's allowed.

Motorized vehicles allowed on designated roads only.

Alcoholic beverages prohibited.