The Naval Live Oaks Reservation is a part of the Gulf Islands National Seashore located east of Gulf Breeze. Ideal for water-based recreational activities and hiking, the reservation received its name because it was the first and only federal tree farm designed to reserve the valuable live oaks that shipbuilders desired in the 1800s. The highlight of the area is the seven and a half miles of hiking trails and its calm location on the Santa Rosa Sound. Self-service exhibits are located inside park headquarters, which is open to visitors Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. There are covered pavilions available on a first come, first serve basis, as well as restrooms and picnic tables.