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Naval Live Oaks Reservation

Pensacola, FL
+1 850-934-2600
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Near to the visitor's center there is a picnic table that is literally 5' away from the water's... read more

Reviewed 2 November 2016
Howard, South Dakota
Naval Live Oaks, Gulf Islands National Seashore

USA's oldest national forest commissioned by John Adams as the source of oak for the U.S. Nany's... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2016
Gulf Breeze, Florida
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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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  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
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Pensacola, FL
+1 850-934-2600
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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...More

Thank DakotaDude1963
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...More

1  Thank mbrower628
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...More

Thank 148lydian
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...More

Thank Drumisl
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
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...More

Thank Patti P
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...More

Thank Scott D
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...More

Thank Philip B
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...More

Thank Jessica R
Reviewed 21 April 2016

Naval Live Oaks Visitor Center is worth an hour's visit but not much more. In the summer you might like to go swimming at the beach as I’ve heard it’s more protected than the gulf-side beaches, but we were there on a rainy April day...More

Thank Gryfudd
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are small pets allowed on leash
13 February 2017|
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Response from Lorilou F | Reviewed this property |
Yes, as long as you are outdoors and clean up after your pet.