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History tour at Camp Helen State Park Sept. 7

Enjoy a history tour of Camp Helen State Park from 10 – 11 a.m. on the first Saturday of the month. Park guests will have the opportunity to learn about how recreation has been a part of the park’s heritage for nearly 100 years. From the first hotel built along the bluffs overlooking Lake Powell in the 1920s, to Camp Helen’s hey-day between 1945 and 1987 as a recreation camp for employees of Avondale Textile Mills, our park has been...

Guided hike at Camp Helen State Park Aug. 29

Join the park ranger on the last Thursday of the month for a Ranger-led trail hike from 10 – 11 a.m. Camp Helen is home to over 3 1/2 miles of trails that meander through nine different distinct natural communities. A park ranger will lead the group on different sections of the trail for approximately 45 minutes, sharing about the natural and cultural history of Camp Helen State Park. All ages and fitness levels are welcome! Plan to meet in...

History tour of Camp Helen State Park Aug. 3

Enjoy a history tour of Camp Helen State Park from 10 – 11 a.m. on the first Saturday of the month. Park guests will have the opportunity to learn about how recreation has been a part of the park’s heritage for nearly 100 years. From the first hotel built along the bluffs overlooking Lake Powell in the 1920’s, to Camp Helen’s hey-day between 1945 and 1987 as a recreation camp for employees of Avondale Textile Mills, our park has been...

Movies and more at Camp Helen State Park July 24

The sixth annual Movies & More series at Camp Helen State Park will be offered on Wednesday July 24. The fun begin at 6:00 p.m. in the park’s Recreation Hall with a brief interpretive program led by a Camp Helen Park Ranger or other expert.  The program will be followed by an old-fashioned campfire cookout of hot dogs and s’mores provided by the Friends of Camp Helen.  Each evening will conclude with a family-oriented movie in the Recreation Hall, where...

Learn about sea turtles at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park Aug. 17

Join Topsail Hill Preserve State Park for a sea turtle baby shower on Sat., Aug. 17 from 5 – 7 p.m. Through games, activities and interactive displays event attendees will learn about sea turtles, sea turtle hatching season and all the animals that share the Gulf with them. They will also be celebrating the anniversary of Topsail Hill Preserve State Park being a Florida State Park. The agencies and organizations participating will have a ‘baby registry’ or wish list of...

Williford Spring on Econfina Creek now open on weekends

July 3, 2019 – The Northwest Florida Water Management District has re-opened the Williford Spring recreation site beginning at 8 a.m. on July 4 for weekend-use only until repairs are completed. The recreation site has been closed since Hurricane Michael made landfall last October. The site sustained extensive damages from the storm. Only the parking lot, picnic pavilions, general recreation area at the spring, and restrooms will be open. The boardwalk leading to the canoe/kayak launch and the walking trails...

Seacrest Wolf Preserve hosting full moon camp out Aug. 16

Have you ever wanted to take a wolf tour around sunset, or howl at the full moon with the Seacrest wolves? Seacrest Wolf Preserve’s Full Moon Festival is hosting an exclusive fundraising camping event to celebrate their 20th anniversary on Aug. 16. 100 guests will go on an exclusive group tour, watch movies, and howl at the full moon with the Seacrest wolves and staff. Staff will host a communal fire, during the movies, and will answer questions and tell...

Movies and more at Camp Helen State Park July 10

The sixth annual Movies & More series at Camp Helen State Park will be offering family fun on Wednesdays, July 10 and 24.  The fun begin at 6:00 p.m. in the park’s Recreation Hall with a brief interpretive program led by a Camp Helen Park Ranger or other expert.  The program will be followed by an old-fashioned campfire cookout of hot dogs and s’mores provided by the Friends of Camp Helen.  Each evening will conclude with a family-oriented movie in...

Fourth of July celebrations in north and south Walton

Enjoy Independence Day with parades, fireworks, and family fun around Walton County. North Walton: DeFuniak Springs Fourth of July parade and fireworks 4 p.m. – Along Circle Drive. The DeFuniak Springs Business Professional Association presents their Fourth of July celebration on Circle Drive and Wee Care Park. Parade around the Lakeyard on Circle Drive at 4 p.m., followed by entertainment and fireworks at Wee Care Park on Walton Road. Entertainment starts at 6 p.m. with fireworks at dark. South Walton:...

Stargazing at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park July 5

Join Topsail Hill Preserve State Park and the Northwest Florida Astronomy Association for an evening of viewing the sun, moon and stars through telescopes on July 5, 2019 from 5 – 9:30 p.m.  Solar telescopes will be out until the sun sets for you to safely view the sun.  Then the astronomy association will switch telescopes and assist you in viewing any constellations, planets and other celestial objects that are visible. The program is weather dependent, and a decision is...