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Guided plant stroll at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park Oct. 15

Join Topsail Hill Preserve State Park and Master Gardener Bill Kuenstler on Oct. 15, 2018 from 9 – 11 a.m for a guided plant stroll.  Take a stroll through the park and the campground to explore the plants visible and to see what is in bloom. Due to the popularity of this program during the summer, it will continue this fall on the third Monday of the month. This program is free with regular park admission.  CONTACT: Hallie Oalde  hallie.oalde@dep.state.fl.us A...

Guided moonlight kayak tour at Camp Helen State Park Sept. 22

Join Camp Helen State Park on Saturday, Sept. 22 from 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. Come and join the Department of Environmental Protection and Camp Helen State Park for a moonlight paddle on Lake Powell, Florida’s largest coastal dune lake. The experience will be a mostly quiet excursion led by Rangers and will give visitors a unique opportunity to view one of the rarest lakes in the world, while under a nearly full moon. The trip is approximately 2 hours and...

Guided plant stroll at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park Sept. 17

Join Topsail Hill Preserve State Park and Master Gardener Bill Kuenstler on September 17, 2018 from 9 – 11 a.m for a guided plant stroll.  Take a stroll through the park and the campground to explore the plants visible and to see what is in bloom. Due to the popularity of this program during the summer, it will continue this fall on the third Monday of the month.  In October, the program will be on Oct 15, 2018.  In November, the...

Guided Kayak tour at Rocky Bayou State Park Aug. 30

Time: 9 – 11 a.m. Join a Park Ranger at Fred Gannon Rocky Bayou State Park on Thursday, Aug. 30 for a unique opportunity to paddle Rocky Bayou. The paddle will go along the shoreline of Rocky Bayou to Rocky Creek and back to the park. Rocky Bayou is a fresh to brackish water system supporting a large variety of fish and shellfish, including the federally endangered Okaloosa darter. The paddle will held be from 9 – 11 a.m. Osprey...

Guided kayak tour at Camp Helen State Park Sept. 6

Join Camp Helen State Park on Thursday, Sept. 6 from 9 – 11 a.m. for a leisurely 90-minute paddle on Lake Powell, one of the world’s largest Coastal Dune Lakes. Learn about the history, natural communities and wildlife that make this Outstanding Florida Water so unique and important. This guided kayak tour will be enjoyable for individuals, families and groups. All levels of experience are welcome. Space is limited. Advanced reservations are required to participate and can be done by...

Guided kayak tour at Rocky Bayou State Park Aug. 18

Join a Park Ranger at Fred Gannon Rocky Bayou State Park on Saturday, Aug. 18 for a unique opportunity to paddle Rocky Bayou. The paddle will go along the shoreline of Rocky Bayou to Rocky Creek and back to the park. Rocky Bayou is a fresh to brackish water system supporting a large variety of fish and shellfish, including the federally endangered Okaloosa darter. The paddle will held be from 9 – 11 a.m. Osprey and bald eagles are known...

Guided kayak tour at Camp Helen State Park Aug. 23

Join Camp Helen State Park on Thursday, Aug. 23 from 9 – 11 a.m. for a leisurely 90-minute paddle on Lake Powell, one of the world’s largest Coastal Dune Lakes. Learn about the history, natural communities and wildlife that make this Outstanding Florida Water so unique and important. This guided kayak tour will be enjoyable for individuals, families and groups. All levels of experience are welcome. Space is limited. Advanced reservations are required to participate and can be done by...

Guided hike at Rocky Bayou State Park Aug. 14 and 21

Enjoy a guided hike of Fred Gannon Rocky Bayou State Park on August 14 and August 21 from 9 – 10 a.m. What Happened to Puddin’ Head Lake? Come hear the story of Rocky Bayou’s history and learn of its present features and endeavors for a natural and healthy ecosystem as we hike the Sand Pine Trail along the restored steephead stream exploring “The Real Florida.” Meet at Puddin’ Head Lake Pavilion in inside the park.  Please bring a water...

Guided kayak tour at Camp Helen State Park Aug. 9

Join Camp Helen State Park on Thursday, Aug. 9 from 9 – 11 a.m. for a leisurely 90-minute paddle on Lake Powell, one of the world’s largest Coastal Dune Lakes. Learn about the history, natural communities and wildlife that make this Outstanding Florida Water so unique and important. This guided kayak tour will be enjoyable for individuals, families and groups. All levels of experience are welcome. Space is limited. Advanced reservations are required to participate and can be done by...

Guided plant stroll at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park June 18

Join Topsail Hill Preserve State Park and Master Gardener Bill Kuenstler on June 18, 2018 from 9:00a.m. – 11:00 a.m for a guided plant stroll. Take a stroll through the park and the campground to explore the plants visible and to see what is in bloom.  The program is on the third Monday of the month.  In July, the program will be on July 16, 2018.  In August, the program will be on August 20, 2018. A $6.00 entry admission per...