Whiting Park Recreational Area
The hidden gem of Whiting Field MWR. Whiting Park is located on the beautiful Blackwater River. Around the Park you’ll see the wading area, fishing pier, sand volleyball and basketball court, our picnic pavilions and our rental fleet.
Paddle craft rentals include single and double kayaks, 1-3 person canoes, stand up paddle boards, and up to 4 person peddle boats. All rentals come with the required gear (we won’t send you up the river without a paddle). Paddle craft may be rented hourly, daily, or for an off-site overnight.
Our motorized craft include a bass boat, two skiffs, ten person pontoons, and a twelve person pontoon outfitted with a towing tube. Boats may be reserved up to 30 days in advance. Boats that are not reserved are rented on a first-come first-served basis. Motorized craft may be rented hourly or daily. Non-ethanol fuel is sold on-site for our rentals. Price is subject to market rates.
In accordance with Florida State Law, anyone born on or after January 1, 1988 is required to complete the Florida Safe Boater test. This test can be competed online at boat-ed.com/florida/.
All renting patrons, regardless of age, must complete our Safe Boater Course – a 17 question fill-in-the-blank test and an on-water practical where we put you in the hot seat and watch you drive. The written test is available during our hours of operation and the practical can be scheduled at the successful completion of the written test. See the “Downloads” section for the study material.
All picnic pavilions have electricity and water and may be rented 90 days in advance. See the “Downloads” section for the guest list and pavilion rules. Guest lists may be faxed to Whiting Park prior to the event at 850-983-8520.
Non-federal organizations, (NFE’s): Any non-DoD organization, (civic, private, religious, corporate, local government etc…) with or without an authorized sponsor must have approval from the NASWF Commanding Officer prior to requesting a reservation. All requests must be sent to the Commanding Officer via the MWR Director.
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Whiting Park Recreation Facility is a "one of a kind" Navy recreation facility, located on the beautiful Blackwater River, just east of downtown Milton, Florida. There is something for the whole family, including boat rental, sand volleyball courts, basketball, horseshoes, corn hole, and a wading area and playground for the kids.
See our Price List is in the "Downloads" section.
Watercraft: The park's boat rental fleet includes a bass boat, Jon boats, Skiffs, and pontoon party boats as well as canoes, kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, and paddleboats. Power driven watercraft may be reserved up to one week in advance provided the Boater Safety Course has been successfully completed.
MWR NAVY MWR "Boater Safety Course"
In accordance with CNIC standards, NAS Whiting Field has implemented a boater safety course. All individuals are required to complete our boater safety course and be in possession of their "Boater Safety Card" in order to operate any motorized watercraft at Whiting Park. The Boater Safety Course consists of a written test and a practical proficiency demonstration for safe operation of our motorized vessels on the waters of the Blackwater River. Test can be taken at any time during normal hours of operation. The practical can be scheduled at the time the test is completed. A "Boater Safety Card" will be issued by Whiting Park upon successful completion of the written test and the practical proficiency demonstration. Additionally, those born after 1 Jan 1988 are required to provide proof of completion of the Florida state course available through www.boatus.org/florida. Boater Safety Manuals are available at Whiting Park and additional study material is available in our downloads section. Furthermore, this card / course is reciprocated at NAS Pensacola as well as the completion of the NAS Pensacola boating safety course is recognized at NAS Whiting Field (Whiting Park).
Fuel: Whiting Park offers non-ethanol fuel for purchase to authorized patrons; however, mechanical services and boat parts are not available.
Off-site rentals: Canoes, kayaks, and jon boats are available for off-premises or on the river. Boating and skiing accessories are also available for rent.
Pavilion Rentals: Five pavilions are available for rental and reservations are required. Patrons must come in person to reserve pavilions up to 90 days in advance. All groups must either be sponsored by authorized patrons or have written approval from the Commanding Officer, NAS Whiting Field or his designated representative.
For events, (pavilion rentals) sponsored by authorized patrons, guest list must be submitted to MWR no less than 5 days prior to the event.
Non-federal organizations, (NFE’s): Any non-DoD organization, (civic, private, religious, corporate, local government etc…) with or without an authorized sponsor must have approval from the NASWF Commanding Officer prior to requesting a reservation. All requests must be sent to the Commanding Officer via the MWR Director
- Pavilion Rules.pdf
Here are a few local businesses offering outdoor adventures too!
Blackwater Canoe Rentals
Hunting and fishing licenses may be obtained at the Tax Collector’s Office or at various sport stores, bait and tackle shops and retail stores as designated by the Tax Collector.
Visit their website: "https://srctc.com/hunting-fishing/"
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