Turkey Creek Nature Trail


Turkey Creek Nature Trail and Pavilion is a wonderful place to visit in Niceville. The City prides itself on providing a great place for gatherings under the pavilion, swim areas to bring the family to, and quiet spots to enjoy the beauty surrounding you. You'll see canoeing, kayaking, and tubing for all ages. Trail markers describe the vegetation along the boardwalk. There is truly something for everyone at Turkey Creek.

  1. The Boardwalk
  2. Path of Memories
  3. Special Notes

The boardwalk has many places to stop along the way and enjoy the wildlife. You'll see turtles, ducks, many birds and more. An Eagle Scout project provided markers along the trail to identify the vegetation. There are swimming holes and rest areas with benches. Do you walk for exercise? What better place under the shade of the trees? The boardwalk is 1 mile one way, with markers at the 1/4 mile points. The North end entrance of the boardwalk, which includes a kayak / canoe launch slip, is located on West College Boulevard by Hawks Landing subdivision. This area of the park also features three 12' x 20' picnic pavilions and restrooms.

Boardwalk Rules

  • Boardwalk closes 20 minutes prior to posted park closure
  • Do not feed the animals
  • Food may not be taken on the boardwalk beyond the pavilion
  • No alcohol or glass containers
  • No climbing on rails
  • No jumping or diving from walkway
  • No skateboards, roller blades, skates, or bicycles
  • Pets are not allowed on the park grounds


The walkway is open at 6:30 a.m. seven days a week. Closing times are seasonal and are posted at the facility. The City of Niceville provides free rides for senior citizens and physically handicapped persons. Please call 850-685-9405 to schedule a ride or for more information about Turkey Creek Nature Trail and Pavilion.