Kayak rental season opens at Camp Helen State Park

March 25, 2016

camphelenkayaksCamp Helen State Park offers kayak rentals, adding to the already wide range of park activities. Sponsored by the Friends of Camp Helen, kayak rentals on Lake Powell will begin full time March 25.

The Friends of Camp Helen State Park is a not-for-profit Citizens Support Organization dedicated to preserving, maintaining and improving the park through volunteer projects, community events and fundraising. Their most recent projects include The Americana Concert series, Movies and More, first Saturday history tours, International Coastal Clean-up, and park improvements.

Rental rates*, which will go directly to Friends of Camp Helen State Park for park improvements, include the following:

• Single Kayak: hourly $10, ½ day $30 & full day $50

• Tandem Kayak: hourly $15, ½ day $40 & full day $60

*15% discount to Friends of Camp Helen State Park members

+ $4 per car park entrance fee

On-line reservations are available at FriendsOfCampHelen.org.

Camp Helen and the nearby Lake Powell, the largest coastal dune lake in Florida, provides hiking, swimming, beachcombing, nature study, and fishing.

The 180-acre park is for day use only and is located west of Panama City Beach on U.S. 98 at the west end of the Phillips Inlet Bridge, just inside Bay County. Learn more about Camp Helen State Park: click here.