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Sopchoppy River
Country United States
State Florida
Counties Leon, Wakulla
District NWFWMD
Physical characteristics
Main source East Branch
Apalachicola National Forest, Leon County, Florida
River mouth Ochlockonee Bay
Surf, Wakulla County, Florida
Length 46 mi (74 km)
Discharge
  • Location:
    Sopchoppy, Florida
  • Minimum rate:
    1.8 m3/s (64 cu ft/s)
  • Average rate:
    5.6 m3/s (200 cu ft/s)
  • Maximum rate:
    8.9 m3/s (310 cu ft/s)
Basin features
Basin size 330 sq mi (850 km2)
Tributaries
  • Left:
    Buckhorn Creek
  • Right:
    Monkey Creek

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 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

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 Road 375 FL.svg CR 375
Smith Creek Road
Sopchoppy River FL CR 375 bridge north01.jpg Sopchoppy 30°03′49″N 84°30′02″W / 30.06361°N 84.50056°W / 30.06361; -84.50056
CR 22
Rose Street
Sopchoppy River FL CR 22 bridge south01.jpg 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
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