Cotton Landing

Area Status: Open

Cotton Landing, on Kennedy Creek, is a favorite of fishermen and canoeists alike. Its lazy, winding current has breathtaking views into the heart of a cypress swamp. From Cotton Landing, it's a 4-mile trip to the Apalachicola River. Paddlers can also work their way upstream for several miles.

This location is also a perfect location for primitive camping, although it is used as a hunt camp during general gun season.

At a Glance

Reservations: First come, first served
Fees: Free
Restrictions: Used as a hunt camp during general gun season.

General Information

General Notes:


  • Boat ramp
  • Parking

Licenses and Passes


  • Boating in the National Forests in Florida is regulated by the state of Florida. Please visit our boating web page before you grab your personal floatation device and head out onto the water.  

Camping – Dispersed/Primitive Camping 

  • Many people enjoy this solitude and primitive experience, but knowing your limits, skills and abilities is a must. Following certain rules and regulations will help make your experience safer and ensure settings remain unspoiled.  



Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Dispersed Camping

River and Stream Fishing

Small Game Hunting

Boating - Non-Motorized

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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