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Naval Live Oaks Reservation

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Address: Pensacola, FL
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+1 850-934-2600

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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Decided to start new year by taking kids out for walk and look around. Nice little area, great place for apicnic and play in the water. Nice park.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Bryan L
Navarre, Florida
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Ashville, Alabama
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76 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is such a gem - it far exceeded my expectations. The park ranger at the museum was so nice to us. He let us borrow their binoculars to check out an osprey nest not far away. This started my 2 year olds love of binoculars! We enjoyed the easy path around the water and trees. There were hermit... More 

Thank Jessica S
Navarre, Florida
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236 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Decided to start new year by taking kids out for walk and look around. Nice little area, great place for apicnic and play in the water. Nice park.

Thank Bryan L
Pensacola, Florida
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380 reviews
93 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First off it's a place of real history, when Naval ships were built from wood, this Live Oak Reserve was established, so there's some neat exhibits in the Visitor's Center and a cool display on the difference and value of this type of Oak Tree - but mostly today, this place is a great spot for a walk or hike... More 

Thank Cary and Kelly R
Pensacola, Florida
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

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.

Thank bobfd7895
Howard, South Dakota
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7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

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 

Thank DakotaDude1963
Gulf Breeze, Florida
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21 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
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 

Thank mbrower628
Pensacola, Florida
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48 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
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 

Thank 148lydian
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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96 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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 

Thank Drumisl
Louisville, Kentucky
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27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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.

Thank DWild1
Smyrna, Georgia
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56 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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 

Thank Patti P

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