OCHLOCKONEE RIVER STATE PARK
This jewel of a park is a great place to get away for a weekend or a weeklong vacation. Picnic facilities and a swimming 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. Trails allow visitors to explore the park and see the diverse wildlife, including the red-cockaded woodpecker, and natural communities such as pine flatwoods and oak thickets. A boat ramp provides easy access to the river. Both freshwater and saltwater fish inhabit the waters around the park, including largemouth bass, bream, catfish and speckled perch. For overnight visitors, there are full-facility campsites with access to restrooms and showers. Youth group camping is also available.
This 392-acre park has 30 campsites with electric and water hookups available for reservation through Reserve America.
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.