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Simpson River

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Location: 3122-3198 Florida 10

County: Santa Rosa      Nearby Town: Pace

Latitude/Longitude: 30.578962, -87.181964


Located just a few minutes from downtown Milton, the Simpson River Fishing Pier is easily accessed off U.S. Highway 90.

Anglers can use the pier (with bench seating) to catch striped bass, bream, and other favorites from the Escambia River. The river, by the way, is the fourth-largest river in Florida and home to more than 85 native freshwater fish species.

The site also features a portable toilet, ample parking, and a canoe/kayak launch.

This is a day-use only recreation site with no camping allowed.

The pier is a cooperative project with the District and the Santa Rosa County Commission.

Recreation Opportunities

  • Picnicking, mobility, fishing, canoe launch, canoeing, wildlife viewing.


No ATV's allowed.

Motorized vehicles allowed on designated roads only.