Naval Live Oaks

A ranger describes the trail to a park visitor.

The popular .8 mile Breckenridge Nature Trail is located in the Naval Live Oaks Area.

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The Naval Live Oaks Area, located on U. S. 98 east of Gulf Breeze, is open daily (except Christmas Day) from 8:00 a.m. to sunset. The Headquarters and administrative offices are open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and features exhibits and a 12-minute orientation film.

The exhibits at the Naval Live Oaks Headquarters and administrative offices provide a wide range of accessibility features, including telephone handsets for au­dio descriptions, a tactile model of an oak tree, and natural history objects.There are over 7.5 miles of trails including the .8 mile Breckenridge Nature Trail behind the Headquarters building. A covered picnic pavilion is available on a first come, first served basis and restrooms with additional picnic tables are located nearby. Enjoy your lunch while enjoying the sparkling waters of Santa Rosa Sound! The Santa Rosa Sound shoreline is a wonderful option for people with small children who want to avoid the rough surf at the beach. The shallow, protected waters provide hours of swimming fun! Restrooms and outdoor showers are available.

A pavilion with group camping area is on the north side of hwy 98 (sign on hwy 98 directs to NLO Compound). It is available for organized youth groups to rent. This is a great campsite complete with a covered picnic pavilion, restrooms, and outdoor showers. Northside pavilion picnic area is open for reservations. Call 850-934-2605.

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