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Birding and plant walk with Bay County Audubon at Eden Gardens State Park Feb. 13

On Saturday, Feb. 13 join Bay County Audubon Society at Eden Gardens State Park. This is a combined birding/plant walk with members of the Sweetbay chapter of Florida Native Plant Society. Eden Gardens is a 163-acre park featuring acres of very large, moss-covered oaks, camellias, azaleas and lots of other beautiful plants. Native plants are also featured. There is a nature trail that will be walked.  The centerpiece of the park is the Wesley Mansion, a two-story house with columns built...

Kayak eco tour at Camp Helen State Park July 30

Join Camp Helen State Park ranger staff on Thursday, July 30 from 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. for a leisurely 90-minute paddle on Lake Powell, the largest coastal dune lake in North America. Learn about the history, natural communities and wildlife that make this Outstanding Florida Water unique and important. Individuals must be over the age of 12 and able to navigate their own watercraft. Space is limited to 10 single kayaks to allow for proper social distancing due to state mandates....

Kayak eco tour at Camp Helen State Park July 23

Join Camp Helen State Park ranger staff on Thursday, July 23 from 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. for a leisurely 90-minute paddle on Lake Powell, the largest coastal dune lake in North America. Learn about the history, natural communities and wildlife that make this Outstanding Florida Water unique and important. Individuals must be over the age of 12 and able to navigate their own watercraft. Space is limited to 10 single kayaks to allow for proper social distancing due to state mandates....

Kayak eco tour at Camp Helen State Park July 16

Join Camp Helen State Park ranger staff on Thursday, July 16 from 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. for a leisurely 90-minute paddle on Lake Powell, the largest coastal dune lake in North America. Learn about the history, natural communities and wildlife that make this Outstanding Florida Water unique and important. Individuals must be over the age of 12 and able to navigate their own watercraft. Space is limited to 10 single kayaks to allow for proper social distancing due to state mandates....

Kayak eco tour at Camp Helen State Park July 9

Join Camp Helen State Park ranger staff on Thursday, July 9 from 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. for a leisurely 90-minute paddle on Lake Powell, the largest coastal dune lake in North America. Learn about the history, natural communities and wildlife that make this Outstanding Florida Water unique and important. Individuals must be over the age of 12 and able to navigate their own watercraft. Space is limited to 10 single kayaks to allow for proper social distancing due to state mandates....

Enjoy a ranger-led nature hike at Camp Helen State Park July 2

Enjoy a ranger-led nature hike at Camp Helen State Park on Thursday, July 2 from 10 – 11 a.m. You will access the user-friendly trail system, learning about the flora and fauna found within our park and the larger ecosystem of the Florida Panhandle. This hike is great for all experience levels and requires moderate endurance. Meet at the visitor center. The Oak Canopy and North Trails have a combination of paved, sand and packed-earth terrain. Wear comfortable clothing and shoes,...

Point Washington and Pine Log State Forests reopen with limited camping

On May 8, 2020, The Florida Forest Service reopened area State Forests for recreation. Some campgrounds are open with limited capacity due to the COVID-19 concerns. Pine Log has some RV sites and primitive camping available at ½ capacity. Point Washington has two campsites available. To make a reservation, go to FloridaStateForests.ReserveAmerica.com or call 877-879-3859. To learn more about Pine Log State Forest, click here. To learn more about Point Washington State Forest, click here. To keep abreast of the...