Category Archives: Parks

Explore the parks in Walton County and surrounding area.

American roots music concert at Camp Helen State Park lodge Dec. 6

The Friends of Camp Helen State Park are hosting a Saturday concert series. The concerts will be held in the lodge from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. On Sat., Dec. 6, Eric Taylor will perform. “The William Faulkner of songwriting, Eric … Continue reading

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Take a guided hike along No Name Lake at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park Nov. 21

Date/time: Friday Nov. 21st, 3:30 – 5 p.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 … Continue reading

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Pioneer Day at Rocky Bayou State Park Nov. 15

The Friends of Emerald Coast State Parks are hosting Pioneer Day on Saturday, November 15, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Fred Gannon Rocky Bayou State Park in Niceville (4281 State Highway 20, just east of the Rocky … Continue reading

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Dead River Landing in Bruce now offers 16 campsites

Eight new campsites now open Located at the eastern end of Seven Runs Creek, just north of Bruce, there is a waterway area called Dead River which slowly opens up into the Choctawhatchee River. Dead River Landing park is a … Continue reading

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Free entry to Florida State parks Nov. 11

In honor of Veterans Day, there will be free entry for everyone at state parks* on Tuesday, Nov. 11. The Florida Park Service encourages residents and visitors to celebrate veterans and active military personnel by bringing them to one of the 171 … Continue reading

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Living Shoreline Trail opens at Eden Gardens State Park

The Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance (CBA) of Northwest Florida State College in partnership with Eden Gardens State Park have completed a ‘Living Shoreline Trail’ to promote CBA’s living shoreline initiative and showcase the diverse vegetation at Eden Gardens State Park. Through … Continue reading

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Enjoy a guided tour of the wet prairies and rare plants of Point Washington State Forest Oct. 20

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. Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm We will visit several wet prairies in Pt. Washington State … Continue reading

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Fall Festival and haunted tram ride at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park Oct. 24-25

Time: 6 – 10 p.m. It’s time again for Topsail’s annual Fall Festival. There will be a haunted tram ride, activities, food, and games for children. This is an all ages event although there may be age restrictions on the … Continue reading

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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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