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East Bay River
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The East Bay River (here listed as El Rio Jordan, or the River Jordan) on a 1700s Spanish map of the area
Other name(s) The River Jordan, Chester River
Country United States of America
State Florida
Region Santa Rosa County/Okaloosa County
Municipality Navarre, Mary Esther, Valparaiso
Physical characteristics
Main source Hurlburt Field, Mary Esther, Florida, United States of America
31 ft (9.4 m)
River mouth East Bay, Navarre, Florida, United States of America
0 ft (0 m)
Length 15 mi (24 km)
Basin features
  • Left:
    Several unnamed creeks
  • Right:
    Arachno Creek, Panther Creek, Alligator Creek, and several other unnamed creeks

The East Bay River (also called the East River and historically known as The River Jordan or the Chester River) in Florida is a 15-mile-long (24 km) river located in Santa Rosa and Okaloosa counties. It flows from east to west, forming near Hurlburt Field, and empties into the eastern portion of East Bay (Florida) near the towns Holley and Navarre. The river forms part of the southern boundary of Eglin Air Force Base.

There is one public boat launch ramp located on the river, along State Road 87 in Holley, near the outlet into Pensacola Bay.

Named tributaries include Arachno Creek, Alligator Creek, and Panther Creek.

The average discharge rate is 40 cubic feet per second.

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