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Ochlockonee River State Park

Access for All
Accessible Parking
Beaches
Biking
Birding
Boat Tours
Camping
Concessions
Entrance Fee
Fishing
Hiking, Walking
Historic Site
Interpretive Exhibit
Lodge
Museum
Paddling
Paddling Ramp
Pavilion
Picnic
Playground
Restrooms
Shower
Swimming
Tours
Water Fountain
Wildlife Viewing
  • Ochlockonee River State Park - beach and swimming area
  •  Ochlockonee River State Park - driving the nature trail
  • Ochlockonee River State Park - kayaker using launch at the park

429 State Park Road

Sopchoppy, FL 32358

850-962-2771

http://floridastateparks.org

Access for All
Accessible Parking
Beaches
Birding
Camping
Entrance Fee
Fishing
Hiking, Walking
Interpretive Exhibit
Paddling
Paddling Ramp
Pavilion
Picnic
Restrooms
Shower
Swimming
Tours
Water Fountain
Wildlife Viewing

 Picnic facilities  area are located near the scenic point where the Ochlockonee and Dead Rivers intersect. Ochlockonee, which means "yellow waters," is a mix of brackish, tidal surge, and fresh water. Pristine and deep, the river empties into the Gulf of Mexico.

 

Beach and Swimming

River Beach

Activity Time: 1 hour or more

Paved parking, sand beach, beach wheelchair available.

Reviews & Comments

"Great view of the river and marsh"

Ochlockonee River State Park - beach and swimming area
Ochlockonee River State Park - walkway to Ochlockonee River picnic tabes and beach access
Birding and Wildlife Viewing

Great Florida Birding Trail

Drive the trail for great birding

 

Ochlockonee River State Park - driving the nature trail
Camping

Full Service Campground

Activity Time: overnight

Full service, on pad with direct access to restroom, shower with bench. 

Reviews & Comments

"Beautiful facility with paved pathways"

"Very clean"

Ochlockonee River State Park - paved walkway to restroom and shower
Ochlockonee River State Park - accessible camping spot
Fishing

Dock Fishing

Activity Time: 1 hour or more

Paved parking and path to docks, restroom, picnic pavilion, water fountain nearby.

Reviews & Comments

"Beautiful surroundings"

"Could stay here all day"

Picnic pavillion by the Sopchoppy River
Ochlockonee River State Park - main dock by swimming area
Nature Tours

Driving the Nature Trail

Activity Time: 1 hour or more

Graded route through wire grass/long leaf pine habitat, viewing platform over pond and grassland, great wildlife and birding. 

Reviews & Comments

"The viewing platform is fantastic"

"Very easy drive"

 

 Ochlockonee River State Park - viewing platform over pond on nature trail
Ochlockonee River State Park - long-leaf pine and wiregrass habitat along drive on nature trail
Paddling

River Kayaking and Canoeing 

Activity Time: 1 hour or more

Paved parking and path to accesible launch and dock, portable toilet.

 

 

Ochlockonee River State Park - kayaker using launch at the park
Ochlockonee River State Park - kayak launch on the Ochlockonee River
Picnicking

Picnic Pavilion

Activity Time: 1 hour

Paved parking and path to screened and open pavilion, tables, restroom and river access facility.

Reviews & Comments

"Watch for the famous white squirrels"

Ochlockonee River State Park - open picnic pavilion
 Ochlockonee River State Park - screened picnic pavillion
Ochlockonee River State Park - picnic pavillion by the Sopchoppy River
Ochlockonee River State Park - parking at picnic pavilion with drinking fountain and access to the dock by Sopchoppy River swimming area

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