Recreation by Area

Yellow River Water Management Area

Camping Reservation System

Property Map

Interactive Recreation Map

Overview

A wide variety of natural communities are found on the Yellow River Water Management Area including sandhill, upland pine forests, wet prairie, and floodplain forests.  Here you'll find Florida black bear, green sturgeon, and endemic mayflies, as well as Florida anise, mountain laurel, and spider lilies.   Numerous boat landings along the Yellow River provide access to the area. 

Environmental Importance

The District works to protect and preserve the water quality of the Yellow River. Natural communities in the area include upland pine forests, slope forests, wet prairie, and floodplain forests. The area protects habitat for the Florida black bear, green sturgeon, Okaloosa darter, endemic mayflies, Florida anise, mountain laurel and spider lilies.

Location

Counties: Santa Rosa, Okaloosa      Nearby City/Town: Milton, Crestview

Recreation Opportunities

  • Camping, boat launch, boating, fishing, canoe launch, canoeing, hiking, wildlife viewing
  • Seasonal Hunting
  • Vehicular access is limited, but is available on River Road located north of Milligan and Trawick Creek Road. 

Restrictions

ATV's are prohibited.

Motorized vehicles allowed on designated roads only.