Naval Live Oaks Nature Preserve, Pensacola

Categories: Hiking Trails, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
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4.2/5 based on 50+ reviews on the web
Naval Live Oaks Nature Preserve is located in Pensacola. A visit to Naval Live Oaks Nature Preserve represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Pensacola trip itinerary builder to plot your vacation.
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  • 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 part of the Gulf Islands Nationa...  read more »
  • 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 af...  read more »
  • 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 C...  read more »
  • Wife and I traveled from PCB to obtain a senior pass for our upcoming trip to Grand Canyon. No one in visitors center. Knocked on doors, a wh fem 50 ish ranger came out ready to battle. After I told her That NPS website said I could get the pass here. She said I didn't read that. They stopped issuing passes over a year ago. I good her that was not what the NPS listing said. She said I didn't read that. Told her I wasn't going to argue with her and left. I WILL NOT BE BACK.
  • This is a beautiful place to walk around near Pensacola Beach. If you walk down the boardwalk, there is another Trail off the boardwalk that goes to an enchanting place in the forest that is like a dome made by the live oak trees. There is also an observation platform in that same area.
  • Nice walk along the Santa Rosa Sound in the beautiful Live Oaks ! Lots of picnic tables & beach area . Must go to visitors center to learn why & how this grove of Live Oaks existed ! Learn about local wildlife & see a few if you look carefully!
  • This place is a wonderful place! There are great trails, awesome beach fronts, and a giant dune hill that is incredibly fun to slide down! There are bathrooms, outdoor showers, grilling areas, and a shelter for parties and whatnot. This is a great place to get some exercise or have your kids see the outdoors!
  • I had my engagement photos taken here. Absolutely stunning.
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