Whether you're planning on staying for a weekend or a whole week, Ochlockonee River State Park provides something for every dog lover and their furry friend to enjoy. Located near the spot where the Ochlockonee and Dead Rivers meet, this beautiful Florida state park is pawfect for anyone who loves swimming, paddling, camping, and getting back to nature.
For many visitors, the majority of their time in Ochlockonee River State Park is spent on, in, or around the water. There's a boat ramp that provides easy access to the river, while canoes and kayaks can be rented from the Ranger Station. Anglers can try their luck at catching largemouth bass, bream, catfish and more, while water skiers and paddlers have ample territory to explore.
If you're visiting during the summer months and feel like cooling off, a swimming area is located on the Dead River in the park's day-use area. The park also boasts two designated hiking trails, Ochlockonee River Nature Trail and Pine Flatwoods Nature Trail, for those who prefer to do their exploring on two (or four) legs.
When you're ready to set up camp, there are 27 full-facility campsites with access to showers and restrooms. Most sites accept tents and RVs, but two are tent-only sites.
Pets are welcome in the campground, provided that you abide by a few simple rules. This means you'll need to keep your dog on a leash of six feet or shorter and ensure that they're on their best behavior at all times. As always, cleaning up after your dog and disposing of their waste is a must.
Ochlockonee River State Park is one of Florida's under-appreciated gems. If you love water-based recreational activities, studying nature, or just spending some quality time with your canine companion in the great outdoors, this park is well worth a visit.