City of Sopchoppy, Florida

The name of this town is derived from the Muskogee lokchapi (lokcha (acorn) / api(stem)), which was the old name of the nearby river. It was originally “Lockchoppe," but was accidentally corrupted to its current name. It is known for its Worm Grunting Festival. Worm grunting, or worm charming, is a method of bringing worms to the surface. Those who participate drive a wooden stake into the ground and rub a metal slab on top of it; the vibrations cause the worms to come to the surface.

Welcome to Ochlockonee River State Park! A great place to spend a day, weekend, or week long vacation. Enjoy fishing in the park's river for both freshwater and saltwater fish such as bream, largemouth bass, and catfish. The boat ramp allows easy access to the water for anyone who wants to canoe or kayak. Picnic and swimming areas are available for visitors at the intersection of the Ochlockonee River and the Dead River. Blissfully hike through the trails and marvel at the various wildlife families that live there. For visitors who plan on staying the night, full access to campgrounds with restrooms and showers are available. 

Ochlockonee River State Park