Category Archives: Parks

Explore the parks in Walton County and surrounding area.

Take a nature walk with a ranger at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park April 25

Time: 3 – 4 p.m. Come shake off the winter cobwebs and get outside for this nature hike on Fri., April 25. Topsail Hill Preserve State Park Rangers will lead you through the various ecosystems that make this park unique. … Continue reading

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Potential beach access at west end of CR-30A discussed at TDC committee meeting

TDC seeks Topsail Hill Preserve State Park land By DOTTY NIST DeFuniak Springs Herald Discussion of a possible new public beach access across the southeastern portion of Topsail Hill Preserve State Park drew the attention of community members at a … Continue reading

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Take a guided eco tour of Western Lake on a kayak or stand up paddle board April 28

Time: 8:30 – 11:00 a.m. You will travel from where the water comes in to Western Lake to where the water goes out from Western Lake to the Gulf of Mexico.  Discussion topics will include history, coastal dune lake ecology, … Continue reading

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Take a guided canoe/kayak tour of Campbell Lake at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park April 24

Time: 1 p.m. Campbell Lake is one of the most pristine coastal dune lakes in South Walton. This tour is an opportunity to experience it up-close. Participants will meet at Tram Stop One in the parking area behind the ranger … Continue reading

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Enjoy a canoe tour of Western Lake channel and outfall at Grayton Beach State Park April 30

On Wednesday, April 30 from 9 – 11 a.m. enjoy a canoe tour of Western Lake channel and outfall.  A Grayton Beach State Park specialist will lead you on an exciting trip on Western Lake discussing the importance and rarity … Continue reading

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Explore nature at St. Vincent Island National Wildlife Refuge

Have you ever wanted to step back in time and explore the natural beauty of Florida?  Pack yourself a lunch and head over to the undeveloped treasure chest that awaits you at the St. Vincent Island National Wildlife Refuge (NWR). … Continue reading

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Getting to Know the Natives – Garden and trail tour at Northwest Florida State College South Walton April 21

Time: 3 p.m. Get acquainted with the local flora and fauna as you enjoy a guided tour of the Native Plant Demonstration Garden and Trail at Northwest Florida State College (South Walton Center). Plants featured in the Garden, Trail and … Continue reading

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Camp SkyWay offering outdoor summer fun at Camp Helen State Park

Local Day Camp keeps your children moving, learning, and exploring, while creating memories and friendships Camp SkyWay, located at Camp Helen State Park, offers a one of a kind summer day camp experience for young campers ages 5-12. Campers will … Continue reading

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Learn about the flora and fauna at Deer Lake State Park April 17

On Thursday, April 17th at 9 a.m. join the Deer Lake Park services specialist for “The Dunes are Alive talk at Deer Lake State Park. Learn about the flora and fauna found in the sand dunes. Participants will meet at … Continue reading

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Take a guided paddle excursion from Eden Gardens State Park to Peach Creek April 14

Time: 9 – 11:30 a.m. Participants will launch from Eden Gardens State Park, paddling Tucker Bayou to Peach Creek. Discussion topics will include marsh ecosystems and the history of Choctawhatchee logging. The excursion will be led by Karl Renelt. Moderate … Continue reading

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