Ochlockonee River State Park–A Gem on Natural North Florida’s Western “Border”

Located off US319, about 4 miles south of Sopchoppy, Florda in Wakulla County, Ochlockonee River State Park is a great place to visit–for a day trip or an extended vacation.  The State Park is bounded by the confluence of the Ochlockonee and Dead Rivers, upstream from the Gulf of Mexico and is an excellent of Florida’s award-winning State Park system.

The park is a very good example of a pine and scrub oak forest.    And when it comes to wildlife, you’ll be lucky to spot one of the park’s rare white squirrels or the mostly-white piebald doe.

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Mixed into the 500+ acres of pine flatwoods, there are thirty shady wooded campsites, each with power and water. Adjacent to the campground there are restrooms with showers.  To reserve a camping site or to check availablity, please contact Reserve America   

Picnic facilities and a swimming area are located near the scenic point where the Ochlockonee and Dead Rivers intersect. Canoes,  kayaks and bicycles are available for rent at the Ranger Station.  A modern canoe/kayak launch (with floating dock!) and a boat launch ramp for motorboats is conveniently located on the bank of the Ochlockonee River, near the campground.  There’s plenty of parking, too, if you prefer to bring your own boat.

Campground Reservations

Reserve America , 800) 326-3521

Equipment Rentals

Visitors can stop by the ranger station to rent canoes, kayaks, paddleboards, and bicycles.

Canoes – $20.00/day

Kayaks single and tandem – $20.00/day

Paddleboards – $20.00/day

Bicycles – $10.00/day

Ranger Station Merchandise

There are items for sale in the ranger station.

T-Shirts, Magnets, Pins, Walking Stick Medallions, Patches, Postcards, bug spray, firewood and fire starters.

Pavilion Rentals

The park has four pavilions for rent year round

Dead River Pavilion- $35.00/day

Tide Creek Pavilion – $25.00/day

Live Oak Pavilion – 35.00/day

Live Oak Screened Pavilion – $75.00/day

Live Oak Pavilion both sides (open end and Screen Room) $100.00/day

Primitive group campground $5.00/night per adult $2.00/night per child