Arachno Creek

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Arachno Creek
Spider Creek
Name origin: Arachnids

Believed to have been named by a local Boy Scout

Country United States
State Florida
 - location Eglin Air Force Base, Holley, FL
 - elevation 8.2 ft (2 m)
 - coordinates 30°26′30″N 86°51′17″W / 30.441663°N 86.854690°W / 30.441663; -86.854690
 - location East Bay River, Navarre, FL
 - elevation 0 ft (0 m)
 - coordinates 30°26′18″N 86°51′25″W / 30.438380°N 86.856837°W / 30.438380; -86.856837
Length .33 mi (1 km)
 - average 21 cu ft/s (1 m3/s)

Arachno Creek or Spider Creek is a creek in Navarre, Florida, United States.[1][2][3][4] It is a third of a mile long, and connects to the East Bay River.[3][5][6][7][8] Its name comes from the commonality of arachnids and spiderwebs along its span. Though it is debated, it is currently believed to have been named by a local Boy Scout from Gulf Breeze. It is completely located on the grounds of Eglin Air Force Base.[4][9] It can be accessed by boat or kayak[2][3][8] via the East Bay River Public Boat Ramp.[10][3] The creek has been calculated to have a discharge rate of 21 cubic feet per second.[11]


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  3. ^ a b c d Tim., Ohr, (2004). Florida's fabulous canoe and kayak trail guide. Carmichael, Peter, 1940- (1st ed.). Tampa, FL: World Publications. ISBN 9780911977257. OCLC 55655373. 
  4. ^ a b J., Livingston, Robert (1991). The Rivers of Florida. New York, NY: Springer New York. ISBN 1461230365. OCLC 853263810. 
  5. ^ "East Bay River (in Santa Rosa County, FL)". Retrieved 2017-05-20. 
  6. ^ "East Bay River (Upper Section and Live Oak Crk) Report - Green Wave Forum". Retrieved 2017-05-20. 
  7. ^ "USGS WaterWatch -- Streamflow conditions". Retrieved 2017-10-20. 
  8. ^ a b "East Bay River Topo Map, Santa Rosa County FL (Holley Area)". TopoZone. Retrieved 2017-10-20. 
  9. ^ " | Events & Activities in the Eglin Community". Retrieved 2017-10-20. 
  10. ^ "View Ramp". Retrieved 2017-05-22. 
  11. ^ Atlas of Florida, Fernald, Edward A., Florida State University Foundation, 1981, ISBN 9780960670802, OCLC 8000329 

Coordinates: 30°26′17″N 86°51′22″W / 30.438°N 86.856°W / 30.438; -86.856