Otto Hill Recreation Area Closed For Renovations

May 10, 2022

The Otto Hill Recreation Area along the Perdido River is closed for renovations, according to the Northwest Florida Water Management District. No timeframe has been announced for  reopening.

The Otto Hill Recreation Area is located at 2401 Jacks Branch Road, just south of Fillingim Landing. It has a pavilion, portable toilet and reservation only campsite in addition to river access.

There are several short hiking trails — one of which leads to a picturesque sandbar approximately 100 yards from the main camp site. Under normal conditions, the river is shallow enough in this area to provide a fantastic swimming spot for children, according to the water district.

A short swim or paddle across the river leads visitors to another sandbar and more sunbathing opportunities.

Pictured: The Otto Hill Recreation Area on the Perdido River off Jacks Branch Road. Photos for, click to enlarge.


6 Responses to “Otto Hill Recreation Area Closed For Renovations”

  1. Mike Hadley on May 11th, 2022 7:39 pm

    I agree with W Ward. If we keep it clean and take care of the place our grandkids can continue to have the good times we did 60 and 70 years ago

  2. camper on May 10th, 2022 12:47 pm

    That had It closed for an extended period of time a year or so ago. It’s a primitive campsite and great as it is. It’s hard enough to get a reservation without extended closures.

  3. RaD on May 10th, 2022 9:18 am

    @Fence Jumper – I was think exactly the same thing. Article clearly says it only has a pavilion, portable toilet and reservation only campsite in addition to river access. Don’t see anything in that list that would require waiting until Mid May to get started on a project that could have been done in February..

  4. Fence Jumper on May 10th, 2022 8:23 am

    Why wait until summer time to shut it down?

  5. Whisperjet on May 10th, 2022 8:12 am

    ..These places are great..I have swam and.canoed on Perdido for 70 years..I just want folks who use these places to please take their trash and beer cans home with them when they leave..We are.lucky to have this beautiful river..We need to take care of these spots we enjoy…

  6. W. Ward on May 10th, 2022 6:30 am

    We need more like this place in Escambia Cty.

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