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The Chipola River

One of Jackson County's finest resources is the Chipola River. The Chipola River originates in south Alabama and runs about 93 miles through Jackson County, Calhoun County and into Gulf County where it flows in to the Apalachicola. The most…
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Merritt's Mill Pond

Merritt's Mill Pond is created an earthen dam located at highway 90. The dam creates a 4 mile long, 202 acre lake. The pond is fed by several springs the most impressive being the magnitude 1 Jackson Blue Spring. This…
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Ocheesee Pond

Ocheesee Pond is one of the most unique places in Jackson County. Ocheesee Pond is a 2200 acre cypress swamp. About 90% of the pond is covered with cypress trees and other aquatic vegetation. There are places on the pond…
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Compass Lake

Compass Lake is a large circular public lake located in southern Jackson County. It is a very popular local get away spot famous for skiing and many other water sports. There is a restaurant called "The Ski Inn" on the…
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McCormick Lake

McCormick Lake is located in the community of Compass Lake in the Hill. McCormick Lake is a medium sized private lake. In order to use the facilities, which include a swimming beach, numerous pavilions, BBQ grills, dock, a floating platform…
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