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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...

Camp Timpoochee Summer marine camp registration now open

Are you interested in learning about marine life, going fishing, or exploring the underwater world with a mask and snorkel? If so, this is the camp for you. This local education opportunity for budding marine scientists will be happening this summer at Camp Timpoochee in Niceville, FL.   The camps enable participants to explore the marine and aquatic ecosystems of Northwest Florida; especially that of the Choctawhatchee Bay. Campers get to experience Florida’s marine environment through fishing, boating snorkeling, games, STEM...

Explore The Outdoors Festival in Freeport Nov. 2

A great day for outdoor family fun Walton Outdoors will be hosting our 10th annual Explore The Outdoors Festival on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019. The event will be held from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the beautiful waterfront location of Live Oak Landing Outdoor Destination, 229 Pitts Avenue in Freeport, Florida. 32439 ::MAP:: This fun-filled day will introduce children to the wonders of exploring nature and the outdoor experience. Hands on activities will include fishing, kayaking, wildlife, archery, interactive...

Guided plant walk at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park Sept. 16

Join Topsail Hill Preserve State Park and Master Gardener Bill Kuenstler on Monday, Sept. 16 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. Please wear weather appropriate clothing and comfortable walking shoes as you’ll be walking on uneven terrain. This program is free with regular park admission. Driving Directions Located in Santa Rosa Beach, the park is...

Cache in trash out adventure at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park Sept. 28

Join Topsail Hill Preserve State Park on National Public Lands Day for a “Cache In, Trash Out” Adventure on September 28, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  September 28 is also Bike Your Park Day.  Participants will be exploring the park by foot or by bike while looking for thirteen geocache locations.  At each location visited, event participants will learn more about the area of the park they are in and help maintain it by picking up trash as...