First Day hike at Camp Helen State Park Jan. 1

December 14, 2020

On New Year’s Day, America’s state parks will once again be celebrating with First Day Hikes, when people welcome the coming year in the outdoors, exercising and connecting with nature. This year, Camp Helen will host a self-guided hike on the North Trail. Trail is 1.8 miles total with a self-guided native plant tour brochure that corresponds with numbers on the trail. A park ranger will walk the trail from 9 to 10 a.m. and will answer any questions you may have.

North Trail begins near park entry to the left of flagpoles. Walk around the white gate; trail begins as a paved path.

For further questions, feel free to contact the office at Camp Helen at (850) 233-5059 or contact

Driving Directions
Camp Helen is located at 23937 Panama City Beach Parkway, Panama City Beach, FL, just west of the Phillips Inlet bridge on the Bay County and Walton county line. The entrance is south of U.S. Hwy 98. ::MAP::

Park Fees
There is an honor entrance station. The fee is $4.00 per vehicle and $1.00 per bicyclist or pedestrian. Click here for park website.

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