Author Archives: Walton Outdoors

Movie, food, and fun at Camp Helen State Park June 3

Date/time: June 3, 5:30 p.m. Camp Helen State Park is offering a summer full of movies, food and fun with a series of family-oriented movies, interpretive programs, and old-fashioned campfire cookouts. On Wednesday, June 3, the “The Little Mermaid” will … Continue reading

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New park along Clyde B. Wells Bridge to be named after lifelong Walton county resident

Once the construction on U.S. Hwy. 331 is finished along the Clyde B. Wells Bridge, there will be a welcome enhancement to those that enjoy recreating along the Choctawhatchee Bay. A new park will be on the eastern side of … Continue reading

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Memorial Day services in Walton County May 25

Gum Creek Cemetery, Glendale 8 a.m. – Gum Creek Cemetery is thought to be 160 years old. As such, it marks the final resting place for veterans from America’s wars as far back as the early 19th century, with 12 … Continue reading

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Walton county fishing report for May 20

Fishing is good! Bay: Good trout bite in the bay. River: Shellcracker, bream, catfish along with a good bass bite right now, and some hybrids. Crappie bite a little off right now. Salt: Pompano bite is still on along with … Continue reading

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It’s blueberry picking time in Northwest Florida

Where to find local sweet blueberries to pick or purchase in Walton County and the surrounding area June and July is the time of year to head out and find tasty Florida blueberries. In addition to a great topping for … Continue reading

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Free movie night at DeFuniak Springs amphitheatre June 5

Date/time: June 5, 7:30 p.m. The DeFuniak Springs Special Events Committee will present “Happy Feet” on the big screen in the amphitheatre in the Lakeyard on Friday, June 5, 2015. The film will begin approximately 7:30 p.m. Families are invited … Continue reading

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Free admission to Topsail Hill Preserve State Park May 22 – Sept. 7

Beginning May 22, 2015 regular day-use admission fees will be waived for public entrance to Topsail Hill State Park through a reimbursement program administered by Visit South Walton (VSW). The program will be in effect May 22, 2015 until September … Continue reading

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Guided canoe tour of Western Lake at Grayton Beach State Park May 29

Date/time: Wednesday May 29th at 9:00 a.m. till 11:00 a.m. Enjoy a canoe tour of Western Lake channel and outfall with a Grayton Beach Park Services Specialist. They will lead you on an informative trip on Western Lake discussing the … Continue reading

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2015 Old Nick’s Redfish Roundup winners announced

Windy and rough conditions on the Choctawhatchee Bay didn’t hold back 66 teams competing May 16 in the 10th Annual Old Nick’s Redfish Roundup tournament. The popular fishing tournament was hosted by Treylermade Tournaments in a partnership with Choctawhatchee Basin … Continue reading

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Learn about coastal dune lakes at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park May 29

Date/time: May 29, 1 – 2 p.m. These rare lakes are found only in a few places worldwide, including right here at Topsail Hill. Walton County has 15 of them along the coast and two are protected inside the park. … Continue reading

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