Topsail Hill Preserve State Park

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Day use entrance fees waived at Grayton Beach and Topsail Hill Preserve State Parks May 29 – Sept. 4

Walton County, Topsail Hill Preserve State Park, Grayton Beach State Park and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection Division of Recreation and Parks are teaming up to provide parking at no-charge for summer beach goers between May 29 to Sept. 4, 2017. Starting on May 29, regular day-use admission fees will be waived for public entrance to Topsail Hill Preserve State Park and Grayton Beach State Park through a reimbursement program administered by Visit South Walton (VSW). The arrangement will...

Free admission to Topsail Hill Preserve State Park May 22 – Sept. 7

Beginning May 22, 2015 regular day-use admission fees will be waived for public entrance to Topsail Hill State Park through a reimbursement program administered by Visit South Walton (VSW). The program will be in effect May 22, 2015 until September 7, 2015 with VSW reimbursing the state park up to $25,000 for entrance fees during this time for visitors and residents. Topsail Hill Preserve State Park’s tram service shall operate service each day 9:00 a.m. until sunset at least twice...

Arkansas student documents Topsail Hill Preserve State Park for GIS project

  Jodie Burns of Bentonville, Arkansas is a big fan of Topsail Hill Preserve State Park. Burns, her husband and four boys have been coming to vacation at Topsail since 2010. One of her favorite activities is exploring and taking their boys biking around the park. “We love all the biking.  I have four boys and keeping them worn out from exercise makes our life more peaceful,” Burns said. While not enjoying nature, Burns is a student at Northwest Arkansas...

15th Annual Choctawhatchee Bay Old Nick’s Speckled Trout Shootout May 23-25 and 30-31, 2015

Get ready for the 15th Annual Choctawhatchee Bay Old Nick’s Speckled Trout Shootout May 23-25 and 30-31, 2015. This great tournament has several divisions to enter! Download 2015 Trout entry form Adult and children’s divisions. Entry fee prior to tournament is $30. Entry fee during tournament is $35. No contestant may enter a fish in the same 24-hour period that their entry was paid. Entry fee must be paid at Nick’s Seafood Restaurant, Highway 20 in Freeport, FL. Phone (850)...

Learn about coyotes at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park Aug. 13

Date/time: Wednesday August 13th, 2014 Coyotes 2 – 3 p.m. Topsail Hill Preserve State park invites you to come learn about our most ubiquitous exotic mammal, the Coyote. This program will cover everything you need to know about Coyotes, where they live, how they survive, and how we manage them in our parks. This is an all ages program Park entry fee is $6 and the park staff will direct you to the clubhouse where the program will be held....

Snowy plover family doing well at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park

As we enjoy our wonderful beaches in South Walton, many visitors and locals are not aware that we are sharing vital habitat for a variety of shorebirds. Our dune systems and coastal dune lakes provide perfect nesting areas and foraging habitat for a variety of species such as sandpipers, gulls, terns, and wading birds. One tiny species is the small, sandy colored snowy plover. The snowy plover (Charadrius nivosus) can be found year round along our beaches in Northwest Florida....