Burnt Sock Landing is a new public access and recreation site on Holmes Creek, northeast of Vernon in Washington County. Northwest Water Management District recently completed public access and recreational improvements to the site, including road improvements and a parking area. The District has also stabilized the historic dirt boat ramp to significantly reduce sediments flowing into the stream-fed creek and allow users to hand launch canoes, kayaks and small boats.
This exclusive canoe, kayak and small boat launch will improve public access to the District’s northern-most ownership along Holmes Creek and allow paddlers to enjoy the unique natural sights along this undisturbed stretch of the waterway.
Burnt Sock Landing
Lat/Long: 30.67903,-85.66397 Burnt Sock Landing is located on the south side of Johnson Road, approximately 1.5 miles east of Hwy 79. The Johnson Road/Hwy 79 intersection is approximately 3.7 miles north of Vernon and 6.3 miles south of Interstate 10.
From Interstate 10, take Exit 112 (Hwy 79) toward Panama City Beach. Continue on Hwy 79 south for 6.3 miles. Turn left (east) onto Johnson Road and travel about 1.5 miles. The entrance to Burnt Sock Landing will be on the right (south). If you pass Dauphin Road (on left), you have gone too far.
From Vernon, take Hwy 79 north about 3.7 miles. Turn right (east) onto Johnson Road and travel about 1.5 miles. The entrance to Burnt Sock Landing will be on the right (south). If you pass Dauphin Road (on left), you have gone too far.