The Aucilla River
The Aucilla River is one of the cleanest rivers in Florida. It has been classified as an outstanding waterway. The natural tannins in the water act as a purifier and keep aquatic weeds to a minimum. Kayaking and canoeing here is exceptional. The river is pristine and looks almost like it did when it was the border between the Timucuan and Appalachee Nations. It originates near the Thomasville, Georgia airport and runs mainly through large privately held hunting plantations such as Boston Place, Disston, Pinion Point, Dixie among others. Over the past thirty years the SRWMD has been aggressively purchasing as many properties on the Aucilla River as it can. Today, approximately 80% of the river ownership below I-10 is owned by the SRWMD. Only a few hold-out properties are still in private hands. Most of these properties have been in the family for generations. Walker Springs is currently held by two lenders and priced for immediate sale.