East Bay River

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East Bay River
The River Jordan
Name origin: East Bay
Nickname: The Red River, East River
Country United States of America
State Florida
Region Santa Rosa County/Okaloosa County
Municipality Navarre, Mary Esther, Valparaiso
 - left Several unnamed creeks
 - right Arachno Creek, Panther Creek, Alligator Creek, and several other unnamed creeks
 - location Hurlburt Field, Mary Esther, Florida, United States of America
 - elevation 31 ft (9 m)
 - location East Bay, Navarre, Florida, United States of America
 - elevation 0 ft (0 m)
Length 15 mi (24 km)
Width 50 mi (80 km)
Depth 5 ft (2 m)
 - average 40 cu ft/s (1 m3/s)

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

The average discharge rate is 40 cubic feet per second. [5]


  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. 
  5. ^ Atlas of Florida, Fernald, Edward A., Florida State University Foundation, 1981, ISBN 0960670807, OCLC 8000329 

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