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Movies and smores at Camp Helen State Park Aug. 5

Movies and Smores series at Camp Helen State Park season continues. Season finale takes place with the movie “Lion King” and an interpretive display about our feathered friends in the sky. Food truck onsite from late afternoon into the evening. The event is on Thursday, Aug. 5 from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. and begins with smores around the bonfires and a souvenir cup. Movie begins at sunset. For more information, call the park at 850-233-5059. Event Essential Eligibility Criteria For...

Guided kayak tour at Camp Helen State Park Aug. 10

Park ranger staff will lead a leisurely 90-minute paddle on Lake Powell on Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2021 from 9 – 11 a.m. Learn about area history, natural communities and wildlife. Space is limited to 10 single kayaks; reservations are required. Call the park at 850-233-5059. Individuals must be over the age of 12 and able to navigate their watercraft. Program is weather dependent. Park entry fee of $4 plus $30 program fee. Cash only, exact change only. Fee includes watercraft rental,...

Ranger led nature hike at Camp Helen State Park Aug. 5

Enjoy a ranger-led nature hike at Camp Helen State Park on Thursday, Aug. 5 from 10 – 11 a.m. Join in for a ranger-guided nature hike. Camp Helen boasts nine distinct natural communities throughout the park with varied flora and fauna. Learn about our rare coastal dune lake, Lake Powell, as well as the park wildlife. Hike is suitable for all ages. Dress for the weather; water and bug spray are recommended. Park Fees There is an honor entrance station. The fee is...

Wausau Possum Festival Aug. 7

The annual Possum Festival and parade will take place on Saturday, August 7, 2021 in historic downtown Wausau, Florida. The festival will start with a 6 a.m. Shriner pancake breakfast, followed by arts/craft vendors, hog callin’, rooster crowin’, cow lowin’ contests, food, entertainment. The parade will start at 10 a.m. The festival will be held at 3121 Possum Palace Drive, Wausau, FL. 32463...

Guided kayak tour at Rocky Bayou State Park July 30

The Friends of Emerald Coast State Parks are hosting an interpretive kayak tour at Fred Gannon Rocky Bayou State Park from 9 – 11 a.m. on July 30, 2021. Meet the local wildlife and enjoy the scenic views of the bayou on an interpretive guided tour with Park Ranger Bruce and friends. Kayaks, life vests and paddles will be provided for a fee of $25 per person. Bring your own kayak and join in on the fun for only $5....

Guided kayak tour at Camp Helen State Park July 27

Park ranger staff will lead a leisurely 90-minute paddle on Lake Powell on Tuesday, July 27, 2021 from 9 – 11 a.m. Learn about area history, natural communities and wildlife. Space is limited to 10 single kayaks; reservations are required. Call the park at 850-233-5059. Individuals must be over the age of 12 and able to navigate their watercraft. Program is weather dependent. Park entry fee of $4 plus $30 program fee. Cash only, exact change only. Fee includes watercraft rental,...

Movies and smores at Camp Helen State Park July 22

The seventh annual Movies and Smores series at Camp Helen State Park is moving outdoors. Season finale takes place with the new movie “Onward” and an interpretive display about our feathered friends in the sky. Food truck onsite from late afternoon into the evening. The event is from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. and begins with smores around the bonfires and a souvenir cup. Movie begins at sunset. For more information, call the park at 850-233-5059. Event Essential Eligibility Criteria For...

Guided kayak tour at Camp Helen State Park July 13

Park ranger staff will lead a leisurely 90-minute paddle on Lake Powell on Tuesday, July 13, 2021 from 9 – 11 a.m. Learn about area history, natural communities and wildlife. Space is limited to 10 single kayaks; reservations are required. Call the park at 850-233-5059. Individuals must be over the age of 12 and able to navigate their watercraft. Program is weather dependent. Park entry fee of $4 plus $30 program fee. Cash only, exact change only. Fee includes watercraft rental,...

Movies and smores at Camp Helen State Park July 8

The seventh annual Movies and Smores series at Camp Helen State Park is moving outdoors. Enjoy the movie “Moana” and an interpretive display about our feathered friends in the sky onn Thursday, July 8 at 6:300 p.m. Food truck onsite from late afternoon into the evening. Event begins with smores around the bonfires and a souvenir cup. Movie begins at sunset. For more information, call the park at 850-233-5059. Event Essential Eligibility Criteria For further questions, feel free to contact the office at Camp Helen...

History tour at Camp Helen State Park July 3

Enjoy a history tour of Camp Helen State Park from 10 – 11 a.m. on the first Saturday of the month. Join park staff and volunteers on a walk through the rich history of our park. Learn about the early indigenous people who occupied this land all the way through to the 1920s when the park was developed as a private residence for the Hicks family and later turned into a summer retreat for Avondale Textile mill employees and their families....

Ranger led nature hike at Camp Helen State Park July 1

Enjoy a ranger-led nature hike at Camp Helen State Park on Thursday, June 3 from 10 – 11 a.m. Join in for a ranger-guided nature hike. Camp Helen boasts nine distinct natural communities throughout the park with varied flora and fauna. Learn about our rare coastal dune lake, Lake Powell, as well as the park wildlife. Hike is suitable for all ages. Dress for the weather; water and bug spray are recommended. Park Fees There is an honor entrance station. The fee is...