According to Abbreviationfinder, with population of 21,477,737, Florida is the 3rd largest state among U.S. 50 states, and FL is the two letter abbreviation for Florida. Here, we provide a list of major rivers and mountains in the state of Florida.
Rivers in Florida
The Apalachicola River is approximately 180 km long and is formed by the confluence of the Chattahoochee River and Flint River near the city of Chattahoochee. The Apalachicola River flows near Apalachicola in the Gulf of Mexico. In the past, the Apalachicola River formed the border between East and West Florida. The area around the river is known for its honey.
The Choctawhatchee River has a length of approx. 215 km and flows through the northwest of Florida as well as the southeastern part of Alabama. The Choctawhatchee River has two source rivers, the East and West Fork, both of which are located in Alabama. The Choctawhatchee River opens at Destin in the Gulf of Mexico. The river is very popular with canoeists. This is due to the excellent water quality on the one hand and the wonderful nature on the other.
The Kissimmee River in southern Florida with a length of approx. 215 km. The Kissimmee River originates from the East Lake Tohopekaliga and flows from there in a southeasterly direction to Lake Okeechobee. From 1962 the river was heavily channeled to prevent flooding. Of course, this did not leave the environment in its natural state and so since 1997 the river has been renatured.
The Miami River is only 9 km long. It rises in the Everglades and flows from there through the city of Miami towards the Atlantic. The river is heavily straightened and used and has little to do with a natural river. Nevertheless, it has its charms. In Miami you can stroll along the Miami Riverwalk, drink coffee or just enjoy the sun.
The Ochlockonee River has a length of approx. 332 km and originates in the state of Georgia near Gordy. The river enjoys special protection because many rare animal species live in and around it. The river is also very suitable for canoeing. The mouth of the Ochlockonee River is finally surfing in the Gulf of Mexico.
The Perdido River is 100 km long and covers much of the length of the border between the states of Florida and Alabama. The river has also served as a border in the past. However, this often changed between French, British and Spanish. The source of the Perdido River is found near Atmore in Alabama and its confluence is near Penscola in the Gulf of Mexico.
St. Johns River
With a length of approx. 500 km, the St. Johns River is the longest river in Florida. The St. Johns River rises near Vero Beach at a height of 9 m above sea level. From there, the St. Johns River flows north to its mouth in the Atlantic at Jacksonville. The St. Johns River is one of the few rivers in the United States that flow from south to north. It is also one of the shallowest rivers.
The Suwannee River is an approximately 426 km long river in the states of Georgia and Florifda. The Suwannee River originates in the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge in Georgia. In Florida, the river flows through Falling Waters State Park. Here, the Suwannee River is the only waterfall in all of Florida. Another specialty of the river is the Suwannee River Wilderness Trail. This long-distance hiking trail runs along the river from Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park to the confluence of the Suwannee River and the Gulf of Mexico.
Britton Hill is the highest natural elevation in the US state of Florida.
Britton Hill is only 105 m above sea level. Britton Hill is located in northeast Florida in the so-called Panhandle, near the small town of Lakewood in the immediate vicinity of the Georgia border.
Due to the relatively flat geography of Florida, the height difference from the surrounding area is only about 8 m. The tallest building in Florida, the Four Seasons Hotel & Tower, is 240 meters high.
Florida Lakes and Reservoirs
Lake Apopka has an area of approximately 125 and is located in central Florida near the city of Orlando. The lake is considered very polluted but the government is working with laws to improve the water quality of the lake. Birds died here in 1998, which can be attributed to pesticide residues in the water.
Lake Jackson is located in northwest Florida near the city of Tallahassee. It has an area of 16 km² and is characterized above all by its special flora and fauna. Lake Jackson Mounds Archaeological State Park is on the edge of the lake. This state park is one of the most important archaeological sites in Florida. Remains of former cultures such as Mississippi culture can be found here.
Lake Kissimmee is located in central Florida and covers an area of approximately 141 km². Around the lake is the Lake Kissimee State Park which attracts visitors due to the beautiful nature. Here you can find lynxes, eagles and wild turkeys.
Lake Lake Munson is a relatively shallow lake with an area of approximately 1 km² near Tallahassee. The area around the lake is extremely lovely with its willows and swamp cypresses. The lake is still ideal as a fishing ground for perch.
With an area of approx. 1,900 km², Lake Okeechobee is the largest lake in Florida, which popularly earned it the name Big Lake. The lake is in southern Florida and has no real drain. The famous Everglades were created in connection with numerous floods that flowed to the south. The well-known National Scenic Trail also runs along the lake.
Lake Seminole is a reservoir located on the state border of Georgia and Florida. The lake now has an area of 152 km² and has been dammed up by the Jim Woodruff Dam since 1952. In addition to fishing, alligators live in the lake and the area around the lake is known as the goose hunting area.