Santa Rosa County


From sugary white beaches to lush green woodlands – Santa Rosa County has something for everyone! Come explore and enjoy our relaxed, family-friendly atmosphere!

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In the Blackwater River State Forest, you will find trails for everybody from beginner to experienced hiker/mountain biker.

If you prefer a paved surface, try the Blackwater Heritage Trail. This 8.5-mile paved trail winds through the town of Milton and ends at Naval Air Station Whiting Field. It is available for biking, running, walking, roller-skating, and horseback riding. Other popular activities are picnicking and birdwatching. Motorized vehicles are not permitted on the trail.


Santa Rosa County offers everything from wilderness camps and naturist resorts to cabin rentals to full-service campgrounds with RV hook-ups.

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Welcome to the canoe capital of Florida! In Santa Rosa County, you have the opportunity to experience canoeing, kayaking, or tubing unlike anywhere else. Our spring-fed rivers flow at an average depth of two feet over a soft, sandy bottom through the Blackwater River State Forest. White sand beaches dot the banks – perfect for swimming, sunning and picnicking.


Santa Rosa County is located in the heart of Florida’s “Great Golf Coast.” Area golfers have their choice of some of the most beautiful and challenging courses in Florida. Local courses offer layouts ranging from Scottish-style links to hilly and waterfront tracks. Those who enjoy the competitive spirit of the game will find tournaments offered at a steady pace.

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And much more!

Want to go dolphin watching? Horseback riding? Paragliding? Zip-lining? Visit the zoo? Like to dine? Shop? Go to the movies? Santa Rosa County has all this to offer and more.