A Visit to Pitt & Sylvan Springs at Econfina Creek

Pitt Spring Entrance

Pitt Spring Entrance

Located north of Panama City, Fl, on Hwy 20 in Bay County approximately 8.5 miles east of Hwy 77 lies several points of interest nestled into one small area: Econfina Creek, Pitt Spring, Sylvan Spring group and Williford Springs. 1/4 mile south of the Econfina Bridge is the Gainer Spring group. Upon arriving at the Pitt Spring Recreation Area, visitors will first notice the gated entryway that leads to a small parking lot with room for about a dozen vehicles. Don’t worry, additional parking is available on Strickland Road a short distance to the west. There is no admission fee and park hours are dawn to dusk.

Picnic area at Pitt Spring

Picnic area at Pitt Spring

Visitors can choose from several locations to visit within the small park. Pitt Spring is the first accessible spring right across from the parking lot. It hosts several pavilions, grills, a composting toilet, floating canoe/tube dock and swimming area. Heading back across the parking lot is a boardwalk leading to a tube launch, the Sylvan Spring Group and a hiking trail that leads to the west parking area and to Williford Springs.

Pitt Spring swim area

Pitt Spring swim area

Since Econfina Creek is a popular destination during the summer months, expect crowds or plan to visit mid-week. The Econfina Canoe Livery is located a short distance up Strickland road for those wishing to plan a longer float trip.

Pitt Spring Run

Pitt Spring Run

Pitt Spring Run

Pitt Spring Run

About Beverly Hill

Beverly is a deputy clerk with the Florida court system and is an experienced writer in her free time. Her love of adventure and the outdoors is what fuels her desire to seek out new and exciting things.
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One Response to A Visit to Pitt & Sylvan Springs at Econfina Creek

  1. Chris says:

    Looks like a great place to add to my “to do” list. You always have some great locations for your adventures. Thanks for sharing your finds. Keep up the great work!

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