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07/03/2014 01:27PM ● Published by Melanie Teague

Eglin Air Force Base Trails
107 Hwy 85 N, Niceville, Florida
(850) 882-4164, 4165, or 4166

Birds chirping, the trickles of streams, a quiet atmosphere, fresh air, and an outdoor experience. What is not to love about wildlife trails? Experiencing the beauty of outdoors is a popular hobby and can be enjoyed right here at Eglin AFB.

Eglin AFB covers 464,000 acres in the Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, and Walton counties. This large amount of untouched land has many breathtaking natural features and endless recreational activities. Fishing, camping, canoeing scenic waters, mountain biking, and hiking are just a few of the enjoyable opportunities in this area. Furthermore, Eglin AFB is home to more than 106 rare listed plant species and animals. Just off Highway 85, three miles north of Niceville, this area has an elevated boardwalk, a picnic shelter, pier, and camping areas. 

Outdoor recreation permits and maps are available at the Natural Resources Branch office located at 107 Hwy 85 North in Niceville.   You can also visit http://myfwc.com/license  and order a permit to go fishing, boating, or hunting.  Exploring the wild and navigating the unknown wilderness has never been as fun and breathtaking as it is at Eglin Wildlife Management Area in Florida. 

Cool Factors: Hiking trails, fishing, camping, and mountain biking
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