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Yellow River Marsh Aquatic Preserve is remote, offering excellent recreational opportunities, but few
facilities to support these activities. The most popular activities are birdwatching or other types
of nature appreciation, kayaking and canoeing, boating and fishing. Yellow River Marsh Preserve State
Park has a small parking area, a gazebo and a short trail, but no access to the water. There are are
boat ramps along the Yellow River which is a designated paddling trail. The river borders Eglin Air
Force base which maintains several primitive launches and recreation areas. Be sure to obtain a base
recreation permit if you plan to use these, including stopping for lunch.
Kayakers on the Yellow River
Photo: U.S. Air Force / Samuel King, Jr.
July 07, 2011
2012 State of Florida