Florida State Road 285

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State Road 285 marker

State Road 285
Route information
Maintained by FDOT
Length: 17.864 mi[1] (28.749 km)
Major junctions
South end: SR 20 in Niceville
North end: US 90 near Mossy Head
Highway system
SR 281 SR 289

State Road 285 (SR 285) is a north-south state road in Florida’s western panhandle.

Route description[edit]

285’s south end is in downtown Nicevile. From there, it head northwest through town as Partin Drive. After several blocks, it crosses Swift Creek, heading out of Niceville. After that, it quickly crosses College Boulevard, and into Eglin Air Force Base, where it stays for most of its journey. It slowly turns more toward the north until it passes Pierce Field, a closed auxiliary field. Then, it turns back to its northwest pattern, heading towards Ramer Lookout Tower. After a few miles, it crosses the county border from Okaloosa into Walton. It intersects with Range Road 213 and Bob Sikes Road, then heads northward, hugging the border. Once it crosses Titi Creek, it leans northwest again, running alongside the Florida Trail. After a couple miles, it crosses over, interchanging with Interstate 10 at exit 70. Then, it abruptly ends at the northern border of the base, which is guided by U.S. Route 90.[2]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location mi[1] km Destinations Notes
Okaloosa Niceville 0.000 0.000 SR 20 (John Sims Parkway) – Freeport, Valparaiso, Fort Walton Beach, Northwest Florida Regional Airport, Eglin AFB, Hurlburt Field
1.789 2.879 College Boulevard (CR 190 west) - Northwest Florida State College
Eglin AFB 2.3[3] 3.7 SR 293 (Mid-Bay Bridge) – Destin interchange
Walton 11.695 18.821 Bob Sikes Road - Test Areas to CR 280
17.53 28.21 I‑10 (SR 8) – Pensacola, Tallahassee I-10 exit 70
  17.864 28.749 US 90 (SR 10) – Crestview, DeFuniak Springs, Mossy Head
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ a b FDOT straight line diagrams, accessed March 2014
  2. ^ Florida’s Atlas and Gazetteer (Map). DeLorme. 
  3. ^ Google Maps distance