Rhodes Mill Pond encompasses ~460 acres of tea-colored water filled with bright lilies, beavers, and enormous grove of beautiful huge cypress trees. . . Black River is the heart of Rhodes Pond, feeding it continually with both wildlife and a variety of fish native to the river. . . . . Built in the 1700's by a damn crossing the Black River, Rhodes Pond served as a gristmill & sawmill, which became a hub for settlement. It has also been the site of a cotton gin, turpentine distillery, post office, tourist court, gas station, fish camp, and restaurant. . . . Today it is a favorite spot for fishing, canoeing, photography, and sunsets. There has recently been a new fishing pier, & boat ramp with a floating dock added. . . . . Mosquitto repellent highly recommended as the little biters sometimes come out after dark if there is no breeze. PFD & whistle required.