Category Archives: Parks

Explore the parks in Walton County and surrounding area.

Take a guided paddle tour of Western Lake with Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance

Dates/time: Feb. 10, Feb. 26, March 10, March 31, April 14, April 28, May 7, May 19 – 9 – 11:30 a.m. The Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance (CBA), in partnership with Northwest Florida State College, announces the spring season of its … Continue reading

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Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance offering spring eco adventures

The Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance (CBA), and Northwest Florida State College, announces the spring season of its popular eco-tourism initiative, Eco Adventures of Walton County. Click here to learn more or call (850)200-4160. Historical Tour Coffeen Nature Preserve – $20 – … Continue reading

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American roots music concert at Camp Helen State Park lodge Jan. 10

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., Jan, 10, Camp Helen presents Brian Smalley, a singer/songwriter/guitarist with an ability … Continue reading

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Celebrate Florida State Park’s First Day Hike event with a guided tour at Grayton Beach, Topsail Hill Preserve, or Rocky Bayou Jan. 1

Grayton Beach State Park Time: 9 – 11 a.m. Grayton Beach State Park would like to invite the public to start the New Year out with a little bit of fitness and learning about the flora and fauna of the … Continue reading

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Apalachicola Bluffs and Ravines Preserve’s Garden of Eden Trail temporarily closed from tornado damage

On Nov. 17, 2014, a tornado touched down at the  Apalachicola Bluffs and Ravines Preserve in the Florida Panhandle near Bristol. This is the location of the beautiful Garden of Eden Trail. While the trail and some of the natural … Continue reading

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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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