Sopchoppy River

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Coordinates: 29°59′23″N 84°25′56″W / 29.98972°N 84.43222°W / 29.98972; -84.43222
Sopchoppy River
Country United States
State Florida
Counties Leon, Wakulla
District NWFWMD
Tributaries
 - left Buckhorn Creek
 - right Monkey Creek
Source East Branch
 - location Apalachicola National Forest, Leon County, Florida
 - coordinates 30°18′29″N 84°34′38″W / 30.30806°N 84.57722°W / 30.30806; -84.57722
Mouth Ochlockonee Bay
 - location Surf, Wakulla County, Florida
 - coordinates 29°59′23″N 84°25′56″W / 29.98972°N 84.43222°W / 29.98972; -84.43222
Length 46 mi (74 km)
Basin 330 sq mi (855 km2)
Discharge for Sopchoppy, Florida
 - average 5.6 m3/s (198 cu ft/s)
 - max 8.9 m3/s (314 cu ft/s)
 - min 1.8 m3/s (64 cu ft/s)

The Sopchoppy River is a minor river in the Florida Big Bend. A tributary of the Ochlockonee River, it is approximately 46 miles (74 km) in length[1] and nearly entirely within Wakulla County, with only a small part of its East Branch entering Leon County.

The river flows through the Apalachicola National Forest and the Bradwell Bay Wilderness, in addition to through the town of Sopchoppy, and a canoe trail 15 miles (24 km) in length is designated along its length from the Oak Park Cemetery Bridge to US 319.

List of crossings[edit]

Crossing Carries Image Location Coordinates
Forest Road 306 (East Branch) 30°17′58″N 84°34′50″W / 30.29944°N 84.58056°W / 30.29944; -84.58056
Forest Road 344 (West Branch) 30°15′56″N 84°37′07″W / 30.26556°N 84.61861°W / 30.26556; -84.61861
Forest Road 309 (West Branch)
(East Branch)
30°15′32″N 84°35′52″W / 30.25889°N 84.59778°W / 30.25889; -84.59778
30°15′19″N 84°35′23″W / 30.25528°N 84.58972°W / 30.25528; -84.58972
Convergence of East and West Branches
Forest Highway 13 30°13′50″N 84°32′17″W / 30.23056°N 84.53806°W / 30.23056; -84.53806
Forest Road 329 30°10′13″N 84°29′54″W / 30.17028°N 84.49833°W / 30.17028; -84.49833
Oak Park Cemetery Bridge Forest Road 346 30°07′47″N 84°29′37″W / 30.12972°N 84.49361°W / 30.12972; -84.49361
Mount Beasor Road 30°05′52″N 84°31′09″W / 30.09778°N 84.51917°W / 30.09778; -84.51917
Wakulla County 375.svg CR 375
Smith Creek Road
Sopchoppy 30°03′49″N 84°30′02″W / 30.06361°N 84.50056°W / 30.06361; -84.50056
CR 22
Rose Street
Sopchoppy 30°03′46″N 84°30′03″W / 30.06278°N 84.50083°W / 30.06278; -84.50083
US 319.svg US 319
Sopchoppy Highway
Sopchoppy 30°01′20″N 84°25′59″W / 30.02222°N 84.43306°W / 30.02222; -84.43306

References[edit]

  1. ^ Boning, Charles R. 2007. Florida's Rivers. Sarasota, Florida: Pineapple Press, Inc. ISBN 978-1-56164-400-1