Lower Ochlockonee River Canoe Trail

429 State Park Road, Sopchoppy Hwy
Sopchoppy FL 32358
850-487-7989

This wild and scenic 62 mile trail winds through Apalachicola National Forest and other public lands, past high pine bluffs, dense hardwoods and wild swamplands. The trail stretches into Ochlockonee River State Park where motorized boats are more numerous. The Ochlockonee River (Lower) Canoe Trail is officially designated as part of Florida’s Statewide System of Greenways and Trails. The trail begins just below Lake Talquin, which was formed by the Jackson Bluff Dam. The river widens into Ochlockonee Bay that merges with the Gulf of Mexico, creating a rich estuarine nursery environment supporting a variety of marine species. Adjoining tidal creeks near the Gulf offer miles of exploration. Water levels vary depending on releases from the Jackson Bluff Dam. This paddling trail is considered intermediate to expert level.

 
ACTIVITIES
Fishing
Paddling
SURFACE
Water
LEVEL
Hard

This wild and scenic 62 mile trail winds through Apalachicola National Forest and other public lands, past high pine bluffs, dense hardwoods and wild swamplands. The trail stretches into Ochlockonee River State Park where motorized boats are more numerous. The Ochlockonee River (Lower) Canoe Trail is officially designated as part of Florida’s Statewide System of Greenways and Trails. The trail begins just below Lake Talquin, which was formed by the Jackson Bluff Dam. The river widens into Ochlockonee Bay that merges with the Gulf of Mexico, creating a rich estuarine nursery environment supporting a variety of marine species. Adjoining tidal creeks near the Gulf offer miles of exploration. Water levels vary depending on releases from the Jackson Bluff Dam. This paddling trail is considered intermediate to expert level.

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