Russell Harber Landing Off Leash Area

Old River Rd
East Milton, FL
Operating Hours:
Managed By:
City of Milton, 850-983-5420
Days Closed:
Park Size:
Type of Park:
Not Fenced
Other Notes:

There is an unfenced off leash area at the northern part of the park according the a city spokesman (2010) and their website; there was a sign at the road leading to the north landing. The off leash policy was started in October 2007. Dogs can swim here. The city opted for an unfenced area at this location because it was free.

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BabyGirlsMommy's picture
Very Disapointed

I was so excited when I found this location on this site. I immediately got my fur baby ready to go. When I got to the park, it said animals were only allowed on the Old River Trail. I took Baby Girl down the trail, but never found a swimming area or a park. It was just an old trail that had been blocked at both ends.

mamrotu73's picture
Russel Harbor Landing

Russel Harbor Landing has a large open area that includes riverfront where dogs can swim. There is also a trail that you can walk between the landing and the Navy's boat launch further up the river.

huckleberry's picture

This is a definitely a dog friendly beach for swimming and is open. It is in the northern part of the park. Dogs can be legally off leash run around and go swimming. Please remember to pick up after your dog.
--info provided by Recreation Programs Coordinator, City of Milton

Visitor's picture
Russel Harbor Landing

Russel Harbor Landing signs explicitly prohibit pets. If there is a off-leash pet area, they make it very difficult to find, and have it in contradiction to all their other signs.

Visitor's picture
Russel Harbor Landing, Milton, Florida

As of 7/26/2008 the area that allows dogs is under construction and is closed.  When the park is completed it will be open to people and their dogs.  This information was gathered by calling the Milton City Police Department @ 850-983-5420.