Parks are now
toll free, at
RIVER STATE PARK
The Ochlockonee River offers perfect
examples of the scenic natural characteristics found along north Florida's
Gulf coast. Visitors have an excellent opportunity to enjoy outdoor activities
offered by land as well as by water in this 392-acre park.
Because the park is nestled in scenic pine flatwoods, it is the perfect
area for nature studies. Small grass ponds, bayheads and oak thickets provide
a diversity of biological communities especially suitable for wildlife.
Animals such as deer, fox squirrel, bobcat, gray fox and numerous species
of birds are commonly observed. Of special interest is the endangered red-cockaded
woodpecker, unusual in that it makes its next cavities in living, mature
The Ochlockonee, which is joined by the Dead River offers visitors an ideal
setting for a picnic with a view. A boat ramp provides access to the river,
Ochlockonee Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. The park is considered
an excellent location for both canoeing and fishing. Both fresh and saltwater
species may be caught, including largemouth bass, bream, catfish and speckled
perch in the fresh waters. Redfish and speckled trout are common in the
brackish water. A Florida freshwater fishing license is required for all
persons 16 years of age or older. A saltwater fishing license is required
for the taking of saltwater species.
and separate youth camping facilities are provided, as are swimming
and picnic areas.
are located along the river and throughout the pine forest. During summer
months, ranger-guided walks and campfire programs are provided.
For more information, contact:
Ochlockonee River State Park
P. O. Box 5
Sopchoppy, Florida 32358
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