Locals and visitors to the South Walton area will continue to be able to enjoy popular Deer Lake State Park. The Department of Environmental Protection issued a statement on March 6 announcing the good news.
Here is the official statement from DEP:
“We are also grateful for the Governor’s recommendation that all 160 of Florida’s award-winning state parks remain open to the public and under the management of DEP’s Division of Recreation and Parks. Challenging economic times have forced us to consider all options for reducing expenditure without compromising Florida’s natural resources and recreational opportunities. Thanks to the Governor’s support, Florida’s environment will continue to be preserved, protected and interpreted for Florida’s residents and visitors.”
Public Information Officer
Department of Environmental Protection