Category Archives: Parks

Explore the parks in Walton County and surrounding area.

Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance announces summer eco-adventures

The Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance (CBA) of Northwest Florida State College announces the summer session of its award winning eco-tourism initiative, Discover Roads Less Traveled: Eco-Adventures of Walton County. Voted Best Outdoor Adventure in the ‘2015 Perfect in South Walton- Best … Continue reading

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Learn about bicycling at Grayton Beach State Park June 3

Date/time: Wednesday June 3rd at 3 p.m. Join the park ranger Charlie for a bicycles and the State Park program. There will be a discussion on the types of cycling in the area and the park, the benefits of cycling, … Continue reading

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Explore Lakewood Park: Florida’s highest point

Walton County Park east of Paxton is lowest State high point in the U.S. At a whopping 345 ft. above sea level, there is no need for any mountain climbing gear to get to the top of Florida’s highest point. … Continue reading

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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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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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Arkansas student documents Topsail Hill Preserve State Park for GIS project

  Jodie Burns of Bentonville, Arkansas is a big fan of Topsail Hill Preserve State Park. Burns, her husband and four boys have been coming to vacation at Topsail since 2010. One of her favorite activities is exploring and taking … Continue reading

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Health advisory rescinded for Morrison Springs

Swimming now open May 6, 2015 Walton County — Effective immediately, the Walton County Health Department is rescinding the April 21, 2015  health advisory for the Morrison Springs bathing place. The Health Department feels that water quality in this area … Continue reading

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Learn the basics of surf fishing at Grayton Beach State Park April 22

Date/time: April 22, 10 – 11:30 a.m. The Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance (CBA), in partnership with Northwest Florida State College, announces the spring season of its popular eco-tourism initiative, Eco Adventures of Walton County. A Grayton Beach park ranger will demonstrate … Continue reading

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Walton County sports park design public meeting April 29

The Walton County Board of County Commissioners wants your help in designing the South Walton Sports Complex. Join them on the evening of April 29th to learn more about our South Walton Sports Complex Master Planning process. Representatives from the … Continue reading

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