Category Archives: Parks

Explore the parks in Walton County and surrounding area.

Learn about the eastern gray squirrel at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park Oct. 10

Time: 2 – 3 p.m. Come learn about our most widely seen rodents the eastern gray squirrel. You’ll find out what an important part of the ecosystem these squirrels play . Enter the park through the main gate and the … Continue reading

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Take a guided hike along No Name Lake at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park Oct. 3

Time: 10 – 11 a.m. Topsail Hill Preserve State Park invites you on a hike to view the parks natural beauty. This ranger-led hike will take you through several of the ecosystems that make this park unique. The walk will … Continue reading

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Enjoy star gazing by the shore at Henderson Beach State Park Oct. 17

Date: Friday, October 17th, from 3 – 10 p.m. The Department of Environmental Protection’s Henderson Beach State Park will host a star gazing program. Volunteers from the Northwest Florida Astronomy Association will set up several telescopes for public viewing of … Continue reading

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Take a guided canoe tour of Campbell Lake at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park Sept. 26

Time: 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. Join Topsail for a unique opportunity to paddle Campbell Lake. Located within the heart of Topsail Hill, Campbell Lake is the largest of the parks two coastal dune lakes. You will join the ranger as … Continue reading

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Burnt Sock Landing landing opens on Holmes Creek

Celebrate grand opening Sept. 3, 2014 at 10 a.m. Join the Northwest Florida Water Management District as they celebrate the grand opening of Burnt Sock Landing on Holmes Creek just north of Vernon. Burnt Sock Landing is a new public … Continue reading

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Take a guided hike to No Name Lake at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park Aug. 29

Date/time: Friday August 29th, 2014, 2 -3 p.m. Come join the rangers at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park on a hike to view the parks’ natural beauty. This ranger led hike will take you through several of the ecosystems that … Continue reading

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Enjoy a guided tour of the wet prairies and rare plants of Point Washington State Forest Sept. 1

Hosted by Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance, Discover Roads Less Traveled eco-tours will introduce you to some very special places in Walton county. Guide: Tom Green ($10 for instructor, $5 CBA) Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm We will visit several wet … Continue reading

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Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance offering eco adventures this fall

The Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance (CBA), in partnership with Visit South Walton and Northwest Florida State College, announces the fall season of its popular eco-tourism initiative, Eco Adventures of Walton County. Click here to learn more or call (850)200-4160. Surf Fishing … Continue reading

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Learn about coastal dune lakes at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park Aug. 15

Date/time: Friday August 15th, 2 -3 p.m. These globally imperiled rare coastal dune lakes are found only in a few places worldwide, including right here at Topsail Hill Preserve. Come learn what makes these lakes so special and what is … Continue reading

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Ranger program, cookout and a movie at Camp Helen State Park Aug. 6

Camp Helen State Park is offering a movie, food, and fun with a family-oriented movie, environmental interpretive program, and old-fashioned campfire cookout. The event will start at 5:30 p.m. in the recreation hall with an interpretive program led by a … Continue reading

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