Dead Lakes is a beautiful lake located in Gulf county that covers 6,700 acres. The west arm of Dead Lakes is accessible via the Dead Lakes State Recreation Area off of State Route 71. The lake is filled with cypress stumps and boaters should be careful when operating watercraft. Fish in the lake include largemouth bass and bluegills. Dead Lakes, just 4 miles from Wewahitchka, Florida, is a great place for anglers to land that monster fish. Other near by cities where anglers can stop to get some food or get some bait near Dead Lakes include Blountstown, Bristol and Mexico Beach. If Dead Lakes doesn't satisfy, there are also multiple rivers, creeks, and streams near by. Some of these are Clark Branch, Brown Creek, Stone Mill Creek, Big Branch, Guardhouse Branch, Florida River, Right Prong Stone Mill Creek, Crooked Creek, Chipola River and Moccasin Slough.