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Naval Live Oaks Reservation

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Address: Pensacola, FL
Phone Number: +1 850-934-2600
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Visitors can view wildlife and fabulous flora and fauna from one of the...

Visitors can view wildlife and fabulous flora and fauna from one of the many nature trails in this 1,000 acres of woods.

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GOOD PICNIC PLACE & NATURE PATH

Near to the visitor's center there is a picnic table that is literally 5' away from the water's edge. It is behind the pavilion with picnic tables and bathrooms. On the other side... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
DakotaDude1963
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Howard, South Dakota
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Pensacola, Florida
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great walking trails! A nice place to take the family for a day in nature. It is also a great place to take your dog for a walk or just get away.

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Howard, South Dakota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Near to the visitor's center there is a picnic table that is literally 5' away from the water's edge. It is behind the pavilion with picnic tables and bathrooms. On the other side of Hwy 98, there is another parking area which takes you down to the Andrew Jackson path. It is a wide path that is too sandy to... More 

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Gulf Breeze, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

USA's oldest national forest commissioned by John Adams as the source of oak for the U.S. Nany's first frigates including the still commissioned USS Constitution...now part of the Gulf Islands National Seashore...the largest National Seashore in the USA. Nesting Osprey's and visiting Bald Eagles from the Ft. Pickens Area. Miles of walking and hiking trails including a stretch of the... More 

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Pensacola, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

Had a great time on the trail, waded in the water and even caught a tiny fish by hand, had cool educational signs along the trail. Saw amazing birds and huge skink. We packed a picnic lunch and ate after the hike. Was very neat day, was a little warm but was a good way to spend half a day... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

When we were recently in the Pensacola area, I took my wife to the Naval Live Oaks Reservation. I grew up in the area and am real familiar with it and the history. Previously it was also a Boy Scout Camp and a Girl Scout Camp. I spent many nights there growing up. Since the feds took it over it... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

The Naval Live Oaks Reservation is a beautiful nature area on the shores of Pensacola Bay. With picnicing, walking trails, beach areas it is a very peaceful place.

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Smyrna, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016

While my husband was in class I did some driving around the area to see different sights. This is something I was interested in because there is so much history here. The fact that this is where the very trees that built ships such as Ironsides grew I never knew. It really isn't something you will just say "wow" over,... More 

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Olathe, Kansas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016

Watch the interpretive video and read the interpretive displays. It's a great historical and biological introduction to Gulf Islands Seashores. They hand our free chick magnets for your car reminding passersby to drive under 20 MPH on the island (because of flightless chicks in June and July). When you're trying to get out of the rain or just get off... More 

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Alpharetta, Georgia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016

Where are the live oaks? Not really sure. The visitor's center is closed weekends (not sure I've seen this at any other NPS site) so we couldn't get much info. If you go back across the main road there seems to be a large system of trails, but the signage was poor and we gave up on them pretty quickly.... More 

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Navarre, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

My husband and I decided to do this Trail. Very easy close to the highway, so you can't really get lost on the trail. didn't see any type of animals other than squirrels.. however there are a lot of beautiful flowers that you have to keep your eye out on.. overall very clean trails they do keep up the maintenance... More 

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