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Cotton Landing Recreation Area

Canoe Launch
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Location: 3008 Highway 277, Vernon, FL 32462

County: Washington      Nearby Town: Vernon

Latitude/Longitude: 30.65593, -85.680817


Located three miles north of Vernon off Highway 277, the Cotton Landing Recreation Area provides access for canoes, kayaks, and small boats to Holmes Creek via a recently installed hand-launch boat ramp.

The ramp features a gentle sloping access suitable for wheeled carts.

Holmes Creek is home to 57 documented springs, including the highly popular Cypress Spring which is a short, 10-minute paddle trip away from Cotton Landing.

Among the recreation features at the day-use area at Cotton Landing are a picnic pavilion, portable toilet, and parking area which are open daily from sunrise to sunset.

Three recently installed campsites are available by reservation only. These campsites are suitable for tents, truck campers, vans, and small trailer campers.

Recreation Opportunities

  • Picnicking, boat launch, boating, fishing, canoe launch, canoeing, wildlife viewing, primitive camping by reservation.


No ATVs allowed.

Motorized vehicles allowed on designated roads only.

Alcoholic beverages prohibited.