Author Archives: Walton Outdoors

Morrison Springs health advisory rescinded

June 30, 2015 Effective immediately, the Florida Department of Health in Walton County is rescinding the June 16, 2015 swim advisory for the Morrison Springs bathing place. DOH Walton feels that water quality in this area has improved considerably due … Continue reading







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Bayside fishing clinics at Kellogg Park in July and August

Dates/time: July 2, 16, 30, Aug. 6 – 3 – 5 p.m. The Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance (CBA), in partnership with Northwest Florida State College, announces the summer season of its popular eco-tourism initiative, Eco Adventures of Walton County. This educational … Continue reading







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Learn about sea turtles at Grayton Beach State Park July 15

Date/time: Wednesday July 15th at 3 p.m. Ranger J.D. will be giving an interpretive program on sea turtles that nest on the beach of Grayton Beach State Park. Participants will meet at the Lakeside Pavilion on the east end of … Continue reading







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A look back at Freeport’s former Bay Grove Motel and its owner Charlie Stiller

By Beckie Buxton, Freeport historian Have you ever wondered about the Bay Grove Motel, restaurant and service station? Remnants of the buildings still remain at the northwest base of the Clyde B. Wells (Hwy. 331) bridge. Freeport natives tell us … Continue reading







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Learn about black bears at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park July 10

Date/time: Friday July 10th, 1- 2:30 p.m. Topsail Hill Preserve State Park invites you to an informational program on the Florida Black Bear. This program will cover the basics of the bear’s life in Florida, such as life span, denning … Continue reading







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Nick’s Kids Catfish Tournament July 25, 2015

Join in on the fun as Treylermade Tournaments hosts their 5th Annual Kids Catfish Tournament on Saturday, July 25, 2015. Entry fee is $50 per angler with proceeds to benefit the Backpacks of Love Foundation and Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance. All … Continue reading







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Guided nature walk at Grayton Beach State Park July 9

Date/time: Wednesday July 8th at 3 p.m. Park Ranger Charlie will be leading a guided nature walk along the parks dune nature trail. Come learn about coastal dune lakes, the flora and fauna that call the dunes home, and see … Continue reading







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Take 10 lionfish, get an extra lobster during sport season

At its June meeting in Sarasota, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) approved a new and exciting opportunity that will encourage divers to remove invasive lionfish by allowing them to take one extra spiny lobster each day during … Continue reading







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Movie, food, and fun at Camp Helen State Park July 1

Date/time: July 1, 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, July 1, “The Bee Movie” will be … Continue reading







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Walton county fishing report for June 24

  Fishing is good! Bay: Consistent amount of redfish being caught along with a few speckled trout. River: Catfish are biting, along with a mixed bag. Click here for fishing forecast Bay and river report brought to you by Copeland’s. … Continue reading







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