Ditto Landing

Located on the Tennessee River at the southern edge of Huntsville, Alabama, Ditto Landing offers wet slips, dry storage, a boat launch, campground, pavilions, walking and biking trails, a ship’s store, gas, diesel, and abundant transient dockage.  Surrounded by lush greenery, visitors are treated to picturesque water and mountain views.  The river is filled with bass, catfish and bream and is a favorite among local angers.  Along with water recreation, Ditto Landing plays host to many special events throughout the year.

In 1807 pioneer James Ditto began operating a ferry with landings on both sides of the Tennessee River.  Early settlers landed here in order to reach their lands in Madison County.  James White, Alt King of Abingdon, Virginia established a thriving port at this location.  It was incorporated as Whitesburg on December 23, 1824.  Throughout the 19th century this port remained an important cotton shipping center.  Water transportation declined with the increase of use of railroads and the town soon disappeared.  Its post office closed in 1905.


Latitude: 34.576668 Longitude: -86.559131 Elevation: 563 ft
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Angie Pierce

Rules and Regulations for Fishing Area

There is no charge to fish at Ditto Landing, but please do not fish where ‘No Fishing’ signs are posted. The state of Alabama requires anyone fishing to have a fishing license.

How to Get There

Ditto Landing is located off Hobbs Island Road just east of the 231 Bridge crossing the Tennessee River at the southern edge of Huntsville, Alabama.

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Contact Information

Nick Werner
293 Ditto Landing Road
Huntsville, AL 35803 US
Angie Pierce - Alabama Mountain Lakes Tourist Association
256-350-3519 (Fax)
PO Box 2537
Decatur, AL 35602 US


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