Learn about Turpentining Feb. 21

January 3, 2009

Leda Suydan, Park Service Specialist at Topsail Hill Preserve explains the cat face used to dip sap from pine trees. Lori Ceier/Walton Outdoors
Leda Suydan, Park Service Specialist at Topsail Hill Preserve explains the cat face used to dip sap from pine trees. Lori Ceier/Walton Outdoors

Be part of a turpentine crew at Topsail Hill Preserve

Location: Topsail Hill Preserve State Park

Saturday, Feb. 21 – 10 a.m.

Be part of our turpentining crew as they go out into the piney woods and earn their daily babbits (or tokens good only at the company store). Skeeter and Boss Blake will make sure to show all greenhorns how to dip sap, chip boxes and spend babbits. Meet at the  Day-Use entrance off of Hwy 30A and take ride on the tram and a short walk with park staff to the turpentine camp.  A $2.00 entrance fee is required. For more information call 850-2670299. To learn more about Walton County’s history in turpentining, visit the Coast Branch Library located at 336 Greenway Trail, Santa Rosa Beach.

Turpentine pots are on display at the Coastal Branch Library. Lori Ceier/Walton Outdoors
Turpentine pots are on display at the Coastal Branch Library. Lori Ceier/Walton Outdoors

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