Florida’s largest military base is also a major destination for outdoor recreation
12.8 miles. With significant botanical beauty, rugged climbs, and nice campsites, the Alaqua section of the Florida Trail in Eglin Air Force Base is one of the most scenic parts of the trail statewide.
98.3 miles. One of the most compelling sections of the Florida Trail for backpackers, Eglin offers rugged elevation changes and crystalline waterways.
41.8 miles. Simultaneously rugged and scenic: that’s the beauty of a backpacking trip across the Alaqua, Catface, and Titi sections of the Florida Trail in Eglin Air Force Base.
Encompassing the sweep of Florida west of the Suwannee River, the Florida Trail through Northwest Florida offers some of the most dramatic panoramas and rugged terrain you’ll find while hiking in Florida.
It’s hard to believe that Fred Gannon Rocky Bayou State Park was once a bombing range! Thank US Air Force Colonel Fred Gannon for the transformation of this upland area hugging the shoreline of Rocky Bayou in Niceville.
With a boardwalk paralleling Four Mile Creek, Harry A. Laird Park is a quiet stop to enjoy a short walk tunneling into the forest at this small City of Freeport park.
It’s been about five years since I stopped in at Fred Gannon Rocky Bayou State Park in Niceville, and this time, the trails were open and ready for business. On my last visit, I was too close on the heels of hurricane damage in the region, and my time was short. Did a full survey …
With 3.3 miles of hiking in three loop trails above the shoreline of Rocky Bayou, the trails of Fred Gannon Rocky Bayou State Park offer gentle breezy walks near Niceville.
A campground overlooking the bayou, shaded by an oak canopy. A lovely day use area on the bluffs. Gentle trails that all of the family can enjoy. That’s Rocky Bayou State Park.
A broad boardwalk trail that showcases a clear, healthy tannic stream, the Turkey Creek Nature Trail is a family park in Niceville where tubing is part of the fun.