Bear Hewitt Landing

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Location: Off Bear Hewitt Landing Road

County: Holmes      Nearby Town: Westville

Latitude/Longitude: 30.814822, -85.838456


Located approximately 4 miles north of U.S. Highway 90 off Highway 179, Bear Hewitt Landing is located on the Choctawhatchee River and features a small boat launch.

The launch is not paved and is suitable for small boats, canoes, or kayaks.

The recreation area has shaded spots along the shoreline for fishing. A canopy of cypress trees and other hardwoods will help keep visitors out of the sun.

The Choctawhatchee River is considered the third-largest in the state in volume of water discharged and provides nearly 90 percent of the freshwater in Choctawhatchee Bay.

The river is also a Florida Designated Paddling Trail. Bear Hewitt Landing is downstream of East Pittman Creek Landing – the northern-most point on the Designated Paddling Trail.

Anglers will find the Choctawhatchee River filled with a variety of fish, including striped bass, hybrid striped bass (sunshine bass), largemouth bass, bream, bluegill, shellcracker, crappie, catfish, and many other species.

Recreation Opportunities

  • Boat launch, boating, fishing, canoe launch, canoeing, wildlife viewing


No ATV’s allowed.

Motorized vehicles allowed on designated roads only.