Animals of the Preserve

There are many animals that call the Preserve home, including white-tailed deer, raccoons, grey fox, coyotes, opossums, bobcats, armadillos, wild turkeys, racers and rattlesnakes, river otters, and alligators.

The endangered Choctawhatchee Beach Mouse burrows in the sand dunes and is rarely seen. A large variety of birds, including doves, blue jays, yellow rumped warblers, cardinals, blue birds, woodpeckers, towhee, raptors, gulls and terns inhabit the Preserve.

Birdwatchers will enjoy the quiet observation of these and other migratory birds, and often see new, unexpected bird species.

Hiking Trails

The Sand Pine Military Trail is a one-mile long, well-marked trail.


Find interesting birds, reptiles and other wildlife on your visits to the Preserve.


Beautiful plants and foliage are found all around the Preserve.