Hickory Landing in the Apalachicola Natl’ Forest
Open year round
Quiet hours: 10 p.m.-6 a.m.
Fees: Overnight camping $3
Hickory Landing (and Wright Lake Recreation Area) are located approximately 25 miles north of the Gulf of Mexico by car in an area known as the Forgotten Coast. These two hidden gems provide easy access to the Apalachicola River, known for its sport fishing, boating and paddling; you’ll never run out of things to do! It’s also an easy ride down to the Gulf of Mexico.
Hickory Landing is a picturesque campground situated among cypress stands along the bank of Owl Creek and provides easy access to the Apalachicola River. There are 10 sites with picnic tables and grills, suitable for RV and tent camping and a free boating ramp with ample trailer parking.
Owl Creek is deep and wide, lined by the beautiful river swamp habitat of the Apalachicola floodplain, a scenic-route on the way to the Apalachicola River just two miles away. For canoe enthusiasts, the trip from Cotton Landing on Kennedy Creek, to Hickory Landing on Owl Creek via the Apalchicola River is a favorite full-day paddle.
Hickory Landing’s intimate tropical setting provides plenty of wildlife viewing, especially for birding aficionados. This campground serves as a designated hunt camp during hunting season. Camp hosts are on site to assist visitors and vaulted toilets are centrally located for convenience.
Directions: From the intersection of Hwy 98 and SR 65 in Eastpoint, drive north on SR 65 for 22.8 miles. Turn left onto FR 101 (Wright Lake Rd) and go one mile. Then turn left (south) on Forest Road 101B and go one mile to Hickory Landing’s campground entrance.