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White 1970 65' Patrol Boat Sinking in the Gulf as New Artificial Reef

Bay County Artificial Reefs

This page is updated regularly to reflect new public deployments in state and federal waters. Please take time to explore and check back often for project announcements! 

Above is our newest artificial reef, deployed on April 15, 2024. The G. D. Bloomberg Reef is a retired 65-foot patrol boat located in LAARS B:

  • Latitude: 29° 40.797’ N
  • Longitude: 85° 57.769’ W

Bay County Artificial Reef Goals

We seek to enhance user experiences for our various marine user groups. 

Our Goals

We have a few key goals we're working toward, following the guidelines from national and state artificial reef plans:

  • Protecting Marine Life: We build reefs that help fish thrive now and in the future.

  • Eco-Friendly Materials: We use materials that are safe for the environment and long-lasting.

  • Continuous Improvement and Monitoring: We use what we learn from our research and monitoring to enhance our reefs for the future and ensure they are performing as designed.

  • Preserving Balance for Marine Fisheries, Tourism, and Economy: We aim to preserve the balance of marine ecosystems to benefit our marine fisheries, support coastal tourism, and boost our local economy.

Distance from Pass

This is a master list of our public Bay County artificial reef sites. View the Bay County Artificial Reef Database according to distance from St. Andrew Bay Pass.

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GPX Format

Create detailed maps using Bay County's artificial reef database in GPX format.

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KML Format

Create detailed maps using Bay County's artificial reef database in KML format.

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Bay County Reefs

This is a master list of our public Bay County artificial reef sites updated February 2024. Options include Excel, PDF, and CSV file formats.

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Military Reef Locations

Click here to view all historical military artificial reef deployments. Options include Excel, PDF, and CSV file formats.

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Future Projects

Coming Soon

Below is a live map of Bay County Artificial Reefs

Click on reef icons for more information or use your mouse to scroll to additional reef sites. (Click Here for Full Size Map)