Morrison Springs Park
Morrison Springs is one of the most popular diving spots in northwest Florida and is well-known throughout the southeast. The large, sandy-bottomed spring is surrounded by a 161-acre park that is managed by Walton County.
Morrison Spring discharges an average of 48 million gallons of crystal-clear water each day to create a 250-foot-diameter spring pool and a spring run that flows into the Choctawhatchee River. There are 3 cavities reported at the bottom of the spring pool, 1 of which is 300 feet deep. The spring is popular not only for scuba diving but also for swimming and snorkeling.
The deep, clear water of Morrison Springs makes it a very popular spot for scuba diving and swimming. It is part of a county park set in the floodplain of the Choctawhatchee River.
The county recently provided new amenities to this park, including a picnic pavilion and restroom facilities. A large wheelchair-accessible boardwalk, with an overlook, links the springs to the floodplain along the spring run. A floating dock for divers only is located just a few yards from the spring boil and accessed from shore through the wheelchair-accessible boardwalk. A boat ramp was constructed downstream of the spring to avoid conflicts with swimmers and divers at the spring.
From Interstate 10, take Exit 96 onto Highway 81 South. Go about 6 miles. Turn left onto Highway 181-A. Drive for 1.5 miles, turn right onto Morrison Springs Road, and follow the road to its end.
At a Glance:
Activities: Swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, photography, nature walk/boardwalk, birding
Entrance Fee: No
Scuba Diving: Yes
Onsite Camping: No
Dogs Allowed: Yes–under certain conditions
Type of Park: County operated
Location: Walton County–Lat. 30° 39’ 28.38” N., Long. 85° 54’ 14.18” W.
Address and Contact Information:
76 North 6th Street
DeFuniak Springs, FL 32433
(Note: This is the address for the county offices, not the park)
Phone: (850) 892–8108
Get More Information:
Walton County website