Category Archives: Parks

Explore the parks in Walton County and surrounding area.

Nature lovers celebrate 25 years of South Walton conservation land

As our community  grows, many residents and visitors continue to be in awe of the extraordinary amount of recreation land we have in South Walton county. However, some newcomers have no idea how we acquired such a vast and beautiful … Continue reading

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Day use entrance fees waived at Grayton Beach and Topsail Hill Preserve State Parks May 29 – Sept. 4

Walton County, Topsail Hill Preserve State Park, Grayton Beach State Park and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection Division of Recreation and Parks are teaming up to provide parking at no-charge for summer beach goers between May 29 to Sept. … Continue reading

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Enjoy the natural wonders of Escribano Point Wildlife Management Area

Interested in heading out for a few days exploring Florida nature at its best? Hike, camp, paddle, fish, or hunt at the Escribano Point Wildlife Management Area (EPWMA). Located within the boundaries of Eglin Air Force base, just north of … Continue reading

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Kids to Park Day in Niceville May 20

The Kids to Park Day, a family and community event for all ages, will be held Saturday, May 20 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Fred Gannon Rocky Bayou State Park, located at 4281 Highway 20 East in Niceville … Continue reading

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Paddle, swim, fish or cave dive at Merritt’s Mill Pond in Marianna

Spring fed pond a natural wonder to explore What do Jackson Blue, Shangri-la, Twin Caves, Indian Wash Tub, Hole-in-the-Wall, Gator Hole, and Hidey Hole have in common? They are all names of springs feeding into the crystal clear waters of … Continue reading

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Explore the natural beauty of Blackwater River State Forest

Lakes, trails, rivers offer endless recreation Boasting more than 210,000 acres of long leaf pine forests, lakes, streams and rivers, Blackwater River State Forest is a great place to explore nature. As one of the largest and oldest State forests … Continue reading

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