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Visitors to the Crestview area have a wide variety of activities to choose from. Though outdoor adventures abound, there are also many local sites to see.

The area is surrounded by lakes and rivers, which offer boating, fishing, canoeing and camping. Located just northwest of Crestview is Blackwater River State Forest, the largest state forest in Florida. It is noted for its beautiful waterways and woodlands. Minutes to the south is the Emerald Coast of the Gulf of Mexico, with the most beautiful white sand beaches in the world. In Okaloosa County, there are 18 full-service golf courses open year-round.

The Crestview Parks and Recreation Division offers a full range of sports activities for all ages. The city maintains seven parks featuring playing fields, picnic areas, playgrounds and open spaces for any activity you can imagine. Twin Hills Park boasts lakes for fishing, a full-feature gymnasium and a children’s park with water attributes. The Crestview Community Center is located near the public library. It is designed to hold over 1,000 people in small or very large meeting areas.

There are numerous athletic associations in the surrounding area offering activities. They include, but are not limited to, the Crestview Family YMCA, Crestview Area Youth Association, Crestview Little League and the Baker Area Youth Association.

The Crestview Robert L.F. Sikes Public Library’s goal is to provide the best informational services in the area. The services include educational, business and leisure reading, as well as computer and Internet access. It is one of the six libraries in the Okaloosa County Public Library Cooperative. Patrons have the opportunity to utilize materials from all six libraries.

• Beaches/Waterparks/Boardwalks
• Camping
• Canoeing/Kayaking/Rafting
• Golf
• Hunting & Fishing (private & charter)
• Scuba Diving/Snorkeling
• Shopping/Dining
• Water Sports/Boating

• Air Force Armament Museum
• Baker Block Museum
• Camp Walton School House
• Carver-Hill Museum
• Destin Fishing & History Museum
• Heritage Museum of NW Florida
• Indian Temple Mound Museum & Park

Dozens of social, civic and professional opportunities for personal and professional growth and networking, as well as civic involvement:

• Abilities Center of Northwest FL, Inc.
• American Legion Post 75
• American Red Cross
• AMVETS Post 35, Inc.
• ASTD Emerald Coast Chapter
• Boys & Girls Club of the Emerald Coast
• Canine Companions For Independence
• Crestview Area Women Networking for Success
• Crestview Family YMCA
• Crestview Kiwanis Club
• Crestview Lions Club
• Crestview Rotary Club
• Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center
• Exchange Club of Crestview
• Fisher House of the Emerald Coast, Inc.
• Friends of the Crestview Library
• GFWC Woman’s Club of Crestview
• Healthy Start Coalition of Okaloosa & Walton Counties
• Hope House
• Horizons of Okaloosa County, Inc.
• JRL Conyers Lodge #364, Inc.
• Knights of Columbus #7968
• Main Street Crestview Association
• Networking & Referral Source
• Northwest Florida Blood Services
• Okaloosa Art Alliance
• Okaloosa County Habitat for Humanity, Inc.
• Okaloosa County Republican Party
• Okaloosa Saves
• Old Spanish Trail Shrine Club
• Ronald McDonald House
• Sharing and Caring
• Shelter House, Inc.
• United Way
• VFW Post 5450

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