Ochlockonee River State Park

429 State Park Rd., Sopchoppy, 32358
(850) 962-2771
8am to sunset

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Upon entering this state park, ask at the ranger station for the locations of active Red-cockaded Woodpecker (RCWs) cavities and/or recent sightings. Head to the parking area at the end of the road, and in the northeastern corner, take the “Scenic Drive” loop road, which you may drive, bike or walk. Watch and listen for RCWs, Pine Warblers, Eastern Towhees and Common Yellowthroats. You may also hike the Pine Flatwoods Trail, which originates at the same parking lot. This park is well-known for its “snow white” Eastern Gray Squirrels. If you choose to launch a canoe or kayak here, ask at the gate about water levels and clearance. Look for Prothonotary Warblers and Wood Storks along the river, as well as skulking Green Herons, Limpkins and Least Bitterns (summer) in the brushy margins. For early morning access, camp overnight, and enjoy the sounds of Chuck wills-widows and Eastern Screech-Owls after dark.

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