Category Archives: Parks

Explore the parks in Walton County and surrounding area.

Learn about endangered beach mice at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park July 23

Date/time: Wednesday July 23rd, 3-4 p.m. Topsail Hill Preserve State Park presents a program on the endangered Choctawhatchee Beach Mouse. They live in a fragile habitat near the beach and only come out at night. Come learn what we to … Continue reading

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Explore The Outdoors Festival comes to DeFuniak Springs Oct. 11, 2014

A great day of outdoor fun in store Walton Outdoors is excited to announce we will be hosting our annual Explore The Outdoors Festival on Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014. The event will be held from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. … Continue reading

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Point Washington State Forest now offers primitive camping

The Point Washington State Forest now offers camping opportunities near Eastern Lake. The four primitive sites boast a 14′x20′ tent pad, picnic table, barbecue grill, fire ring, lantern hanger, and a self composting toilet serving the campsite area. The sites … Continue reading

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Williford Spring on Econfina Creek undergoing major restoration

Future features to include canoe dock, boardwalks, picnic pavilions The Northwest Florida Water Management District, along with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), along with State and local elected officials, broke ground … Continue reading

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Dune walk at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park July 3

Time: 1:00pm Hosted by Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance, Discover Roads Less Traveled eco-tours will introduce you to some very special places in South Walton. Without the dunes, there would be no dune lakes. This hike will cover our unique dune areas … Continue reading

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Ranger program, cookout and a movie at Camp Helen State Park June 25

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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Inaugural paddle launch held at new Kellogg Park in Santa Rosa Beach

The Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance (CBA) of Northwest Florida State College in partnership with Walton County Public Works, Parks and Recreation, and Walton County Tourist Development Council, held an inaugural kayak/paddleboard launch to promote the public recreational use of the newly … Continue reading

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Overnight stand up paddle board expedition training and camping at Camp Helen State Park June 28 – 29

If you have ever wanted to break outside the “SUP box” this is the class for you. Hosted by Gabriel Gray of Walking On Water Paddle Boards, you will learn all the basics for starting an SUP adventure into multi … Continue reading

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Take a guided hike of No Name Lake at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park June 20

Date/time: Friday June 20,  9:30-10:30 a.m. Topsail Hill Preserve State Park invites you to hike to a globally rare and imperiled coastal dune lake. No Name Lake is one of the smallest dune lakes in South Walton County and just … Continue reading

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Take a guided sunset/night hike at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park June 19

Hosted by Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance, Discover Roads Less Traveled eco-tours will introduce you to some very special places in South Walton. Time: Meet at 7 p.m. This walk will involve hiking a paved trail for approximately 1 mile and a … Continue reading

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