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Ponce de Leon Springs State Park the perfect place for a family outing

Pack a lunch and take a cool dip in the springs Interested in exploring the perfect place to take the family and enjoy a swim in a spring? Pack up a picnic lunch and head over to Ponce de Leon … Continue reading







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Learn to cast a net at Grayton Beach State Park July 29

Date/time: Wednesday, July 29th at 2:00 p.m. Join 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 the … Continue reading







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Guided hike to No Name Lake at Topsail Hill Preserve State park July 24

Date/time: Friday July 24th, 2015, 1 – 2:30 p.m. Topsail Hill Preserve State Park Rangers will lead you through the various ecosystems that make this park unique. This hike will lead you to one of the lakes in the park, … Continue reading







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South Walton has new artificial reef off of Grayton Beach State Park

It’s official, South Walton has a new artificial reef, and it is in the shape of a sea turtle! On Friday, July 10, 2015 the South Walton Artificial Reed Association (SWARA) deployed the first half of 58 artificial reef structures … Continue reading







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SWARA to launch artificial reef off of Grayton Beach

Update July 8: On Friday, July 10, the South Walton Artificial Reed Association will be deploying an artificial reef off of Grayton Beach State Park. There is an event planned with this deployment that will be at Grayton Beach State … Continue reading







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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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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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