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Learn about black bears at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park July 10

Date/time: Friday July 10th, 1- 2:30 p.m. Topsail Hill Preserve State Park invites you to an informational program on the Florida Black Bear. This program will cover the basics of the bear’s life in Florida, such as life span, denning … Continue reading







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Beginners fishing demonstration at Grayton Beach State Park July 1

Date/time Wednesday July 1st at 2 p.m. Join our Park Ranger Evan for a beginners fishing demonstration. Learn about common baits, rigs, and tackle used in the local waters. Learn to identify common species found along the waters of Grayton … Continue reading







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SWARA to launch artificial reef off of Grayton Beach

– Weather and conditions permitting, early July launch planned July 30 Update note: Unfortunately, there has been a production glitch in the fabrication of the pilings and the initial shipment has been delayed. SWARA secured a partial shipment from the … Continue reading







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Learn surf fishing at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park June 26

Date/time: Friday June 26th, 1 – 2:30 p.m. Surf fishing is a popular sport along the beaches of Topsail Hill. This program will teach you what types of bait will work, what times of year certain fish can be caught, … Continue reading







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Learn how to cast a net at Grayton Beach State Park June 24

Date/time: Wednesday June 24th at 3 p.m. Join the Ranger Rooster for a cast net fishing demonstration. Experience how to properly throw a cast net and learn what fish can be caught using the cast net. Participants will meet at … Continue reading







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Explore Western Lake on a guided paddle tour on Wednesdays in June and July

Dates/Time: Each Wednesday in June, July from  9 – 11:30 a.m. The Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance (CBA), in partnership with Northwest Florida State College, announces the summer season of its popular eco-tourism initiative, Eco Adventures of Walton County. Explore a coastal … Continue reading







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Learn surf fishing at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park June 5

Date/time: Friday June 5th, 1 – 2:30 pm Surf fishing is a popular sport along the beaches of Topsail Hill. This program will teach you what types of bait will work, what times of year certain fish can be caught, … 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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Guided canoe tour of Western Lake at Grayton Beach State Park May 29

Date/time: Wednesday May 29th at 9:00 a.m. till 11:00 a.m. Enjoy a canoe tour of Western Lake channel and outfall with a Grayton Beach Park Services Specialist. They will lead you on an informative trip on Western Lake discussing the … 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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