Florida State Road 285

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State Road 285

Route information
Maintained by FDOT
Length17.864 mi[1] (28.749 km)
Major junctions
South end SR 20 in Niceville
Major intersections I-10 in Mossy Head
North end US 90 near Mossy Head
CountryUnited States
CountiesOkaloosa, Walton
Highway system
SR 281 SR 289

State Road 285 (SR 285) is a north–south state road in Florida’s western panhandle.

Route description

SR 285's south end is at SR 20 in downtown Niceville. From there, it head northwest through town as Partin Drive. After several blocks, it crosses Swift Creek, heading out of Niceville. After that, it quickly crosses College Boulevard, and into Eglin Air Force Base, where it stays for most of its journey. It slowly turns more toward the north until it passes Pierce Field, a closed auxiliary field. Then, it turns back to its northwest pattern, heading towards Ramer Lookout Tower. After a few miles, it crosses the county border from Okaloosa into Walton. It intersects with Range Road 213 and Bob Sikes Road, then heads northward, hugging the border. Once it crosses Titi Creek, it leans northwest again, running alongside the Florida Trail. After a couple miles, it crosses over, interchanging with Interstate 10 at exit 70. Then, it abruptly ends at the northern border of the base, which is guided by U.S. Route 90.[2]

Major intersections

OkaloosaNiceville0.0000.000 SR 20 (John Sims Parkway) – Freeport, Valparaiso, Fort Walton Beach, Northwest Florida Regional Airport, Eglin AFB, Hurlburt Field
1.7892.879College Boulevard (CR 190 west) - Northwest Florida State College
Eglin AFB2.33.7 SR 293 (Spence Parkway) – Destin, Mid-Bay BridgeInterchange
Walton11.69518.821Bob Sikes Road - Test AreasTo CR 280
17.5328.21 I-10 (SR 8) – Pensacola, TallahasseeI-10 exit 70
17.86428.749 US 90 (SR 10) – Crestview, DeFuniak Springs, Mossy Head
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ a b FDOT straight line diagrams Archived March 6, 2014, at the Wayback Machine, accessed March 2014
  2. ^ Florida’s Atlas and Gazetteer (Map). DeLorme.