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Guided moonlight paddle at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park March 20

Come experience Campbell Lake, a rare coastal dune lake by the light of the setting sun and the rising moon on the Spring Equinox. Afterwards enjoy a warm campfire, s’mores and hot chocolate. The paddle will be held at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park on Wed., March 20, 2019 from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. This event is a fundraiser for the Friends of Topsail Hill Preserve State Park who use all funds received during this event to help them further...

T.H. Stone Memorial St. Joseph Peninsula State Park Reopens

• Following significant damage from Hurricane Michael, the park is now open for day use – The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Florida Park Service has reopened portions of T.H. Stone Memorial St. Joseph Peninsula State Park for day use following the impacts of Hurricane Michael, including the marina and boat ramp area, the park’s south-end trail, as well as limited beach access.  The park experienced significant damage from Hurricane Michael, including downed trees and debris, facility, boardwalk, road and trail...

St. Andrews State Park reopens

PANAMA CITY, Fla. – The Department of Environmental Protection’s Florida Park Service has reopened portions of St. Andrews State Park for day use following the impacts of Hurricane Michael, including the boat ramp, gulf pier and 36 camping sites. Additionally, the park’s trails are partially open and a majority of the jetty area. The park experienced significant damage from Hurricane Michael, including downed trees and debris, facility, boardwalk, road and trail damage. Following weeks of clean-up and repair, the park was...

Learn about pirates in the Gulf at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park Nov. 16

Join Topsail Hill Preserve State Park and the Florida Public Archaeology Network on November 16, 2018 from 10 – 11 a.m. Come learn about the Pirates that sailed the Gulf of Mexico and the life they led. This program is free with regular park admission. Topsail Talks is a monthly educational discovery series with presentations from organizations and government agencies from outside the park on the third Friday of the month at 10 am in the clubhouse. A $6.00 entry...

Free admission to Florida State Parks on Veterans Day Nov. 11

Florida State Parks will be offering free admission for all families and visitors on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, to honor all who have served and are currently serving in our U.S. military. Florida State Parks offer year-round discounts on annual entrance passes to those who currently serve or have served in the U.S. military, veterans with service related disabilities and surviving spouses of members of the U.S. military who have fallen in combat. Click here for a list of area...

Falling Waters State Park reopens following impacts of Hurricane Michael

The Department of Environmental Protection’s Florida Park Service has reopened portions of Falling Waters State Park for day use following the impacts of Hurricane Michael. The park, which experienced significant damage from Hurricane Michael – including downed trees and debris, facility, boardwalk, road and trail damage – was partially reopened following three weeks of clean-up and repair. Visitor safety remains paramount as response efforts continue. Florida State Parks staff continue to work as quickly as possible to finish remaining clean-up and repairs....

Moonlight paddle at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park Nov. 21

Join Topsail Hill Preserve State Park for a Moonlight Paddle on Nov. 21, 2018 from 4:30 – 7:30 p.m.  Experience Campbell Lake on a Ranger guided paddling tour.  Participants must be experienced canoers/kayakers over 12 yrs old. Program is $40 per person. Space is limited. Advanced online registration is required and can be done at www.topsailparkfriends.org. Program fee includes watercraft rental, PFD, paddle, park admission fee, glow sticks, hot chocolate, tram ride to Campbell Lake and a donation to the Friends of Topsail...

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...