East Bay River

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East Bay River
Etymology East Bay
Country United States
Location Florida
Basin features
Main source near Hurlburt Field
36 ft (11 m)
River mouth Pensacola Bay
Physical characteristics
Length 15 mi (24 km)

The East Bay River (also called the East River[1]) in Florida is a 15-mile-long (24 km)[2] river located in Santa Rosa[3] and Okaloosa counties. It flows from east to west, forming near Hurlburt Field, and empties into the eastern portion of Pensacola Bay near the towns Holley and Navarre. The river forms part of the southern boundary of Eglin Air Force Base.

There is one public boat launch ramp located on the river, along State Road 87 in Holley, near the outlet into Pensacola Bay.[4]

Named tributaries include Arachno Creek, Alligator Creek, and Panther Creek


  1. ^ "EAST BAY RIVER AT FL 87". Florida Department of Environmental Protection. Archived from the original on December 23, 2005. Retrieved 2007-12-07. 
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map Archived 2012-04-05 at WebCite, accessed April 15, 2011
  3. ^ "Santa Rosa County Future Land Use Map Series Map 3-3 - Rivers, Bays, Lakes, Floodplains, Beaches, Shores & Estuaries Map" (PDF). Retrieved 2007-12-07. 
  4. ^ "East River Boat Ramp". Santa Rosa County Citizen Service Center. Retrieved 2007-12-07. 

Coordinates: 30°26′24″N 86°51′47″W / 30.440°N 86.863°W / 30.440; -86.863