Ochlockonee River State Park
About Ochlockonee River State Park
A NOTE FROM THE MANAGER
The swimming area at Ochlockonee River is open. Please come out to the park and enjoy all of the water activities available such as boating, swimming and fishing. This is an excellent time of the year to canoe our many rivers and creeks. If you enjoy fishing, you can catch fresh and salt water fish within the park. Redfish and flounder along with bass and bream have been biting. Spring can be a very busy time for our campground, so if you plan on camping with us please make your reservations in advance by calling ReseveAmerica at 1-800-326-3521 or visit www.reserveamerica.com.
If you enjoy birding, you have a good chance of seeing the red-cockaded woodpecker at the park. Ochlockonee River is one of the few state parks that have a resident population of these endangered birds. Many types of water fowl can also be seen in the park.
Ochlockonee River has white squirrels. These squirrels are not albinos, but instead are a genetic mutation of the gray squirrel, and their coats are snow white. Another squirrel that you can see in the park is the Sherman’s Fox Squirrel. Fox squirrels are rare and depend upon the open Flatwoods ecosystem to survive.
The Park’s Flatwoods are dependent on fire for their survival and biodiversity. The park has a long established prescribed fire program to mimic naturally occurring fires. A large variety of plant and animal species call Ocklockonee River home because of this, including the Sherman’s Fox Squirrel.
Biting insects can be an issue at any time of the year. When you plan a visit to the park, please bring insect repellent. Please come visit Ochlockonee River State Park and enjoy the park's natural beauty and a multitude of recreational opportunities.
Ochlockonee River State Park is located four miles south of Sopchoppy on U.S. 319.
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