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Williams Lake

Boat Ramp
Canoe Launch
RV Camping
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Location: 346 Williams Lake Rd

County: Santa Rosa      Nearby Town: Jay

Latitude/Longitude: 30.87755, -87.292085


Located approximately 40 miles northeast of Pensacola near the small town of Jay, the Williams Lake Recreation Area features a boat ramp, picnic tables, pedestal grills, fire rings, a portable toilet, and reservation-only camping.

Each campsite can hold a maximum of eight people and two vehicles. The campsites do not have power, water or waste disposal hookups.

The day-use area is available from dawn to dusk and launching and retrieval of boats is permitted at all times

The boat launch is suitable for boats, canoes, and kayaks. Parking is available for vehicles towing boat trailers.

The boat launch provides access to the Escambia River, the fourth-largest river in Florida and home to more than 85 native freshwater fish species.

Recreation Opportunities

  • Camping, RVs, picnicking, boat launch, boating, fishing, canoe launch, canoeing, hiking, wildlife viewing.
  • Seasonal hunting.


No ATVs allowed.

Motorized vehicles allowed on designated roads only.

Per Santa Rosa County Ordinance, possession and consumption of Alcoholic Beverages is prohibited at this Recreation Area.