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Movie and smores at Camp Helen State Park June 24 The seventh annual Movies & Smore’s series at Camp Helen State Park is back and moving totally outdoors for this family fun event. The series continues with the movie “”Moana,” including an interpretive display about sea turtles. Food truck on-site from late afternoon into the evening. The event will be held on Thursday, June 24 from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. They will feature a different food truck each week that...

Guided kayak tour at Camp Helen State Park June 8, 15, 22, 29

Park ranger staff will lead a leisurely 90-minute paddle on Lake Powell on Tuesday, June 8, 15, 22, 29, 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....

Panhandle Watermelon Festival in Chipley June 25 – 26

The annual Panhandle Watermelon Festival that will take place on June 25 – 26, 2021 in Chipley. This year’s FREE concert at Jim Trawick Park on Friday, June 25th features country music stars Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers, Andy Griggs and Jamie O’Neal. This event is family friendly, with festival style seating. ::MAP:: Parade will be held on Fri., June 26 at 10 a.m. Old Chipley football field to downtown Chipley. Then evening performances at Jim Trawick Park from...

History tour at Camp Helen State Park June 5

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 June 3

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...

Movie and smores at Camp Helen State Park June 10

The seventh annual Movies & Smore’s series at Camp Helen State Park is back and moving totally outdoors for this family fun event. The series continues with the movie “The Princess and the Frog” and they will have an interpretive display featuring information about our favorite beach creatures, sea turtles. The event will be held on Thursday, June 10 from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. They will feature a different food truck each week that will be parked at Camp Helen...

Tupelo Honey Festival in Wewahitchka May 15

Under the great mossy oaks of Lake Alice, people come from all over the world to Wewahitchka, Florida to taste and take home the country’s finest Tupelo Honey. The Tupelo Honey Festival will be held on Sat., May15, 2021 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Lake Alice Park, Wewahitchka, FL. Food, fun, music… it’s all here, along with loads small-town charm. For more information, go to http://www.tupelohoneyfestival.com...

Explore the E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center and Camp Longleaf May 15

Come spend a day exploring the E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center’s exhibits, cherished and new, and enjoy a hike to experience everything Camp Longleaf has to offer. The event will be held on Saturday May 15th, from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. This is a public event with two sessions, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Cost is $8 for adults and $5 for children 3 to 12 years old.  Admission is free to members.  Registration is required –...

Guided kayak tour at Rocky Bayou State Park April 30

The Friends of Emerald Coat State Parks is hosting a guided interpretive kayak tour of Rocky Bayou on Fri., April 30 from 9 – 11 a.m. Meet local wildlife and enjoy the scenic views of the bayou on an interpretive guided tour with park staff. This beginner-level tour will last 2 hours and is open to anyone 10 or older. Children 10 to 17 years old must be accompanied by an adult. Kayaks, life vests and paddles will be provided...