Hurricane Michael update
Day use facilities at Ochlockonee River State Park are currently open. Some facilities will remain closed due to storm damage, they include: the playground and River hiking trail.
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. On May 14, 1970, the state of Florida acquired the property through a land exchange with the U.S. Department of Interior and was renamed Ochlockonee River State Park. The park totals 528 acres, includes shorelines on both the Ochlockonee River and the Dead River, and shares a boundary with the St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge.