"Twelve miles above the confluence of the Chipola and the Apalacchica rivers near the town of Wewahitcka the Dead Lakes begin. A revitalized 60 acre park offers visitors entree into this lost world...

When one is on a canoe or a small skiff one is surrounded by the skeletal outlines of trees devoid of leaves and, often, life. But the Dead Lakes are by no means dead, despite that first impression."

–Todd Keith
SweatTree Journal, 2007