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Adventure Tour: Point Washington State Forest

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What: Adventure Tour: Point Washington State Forest
When: Saturday, April 16, 2016
Time: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

The Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance (CBA) and Northwest Florida State College present a series of Spring eco-adventures in Walton County. Discover Roads Less Traveled offers visitors and residents varied opportunities to explore and discover the natural resources that make South Walton and surrounding areas so unique. CBA adventures await your discovery.

Wet Prairies and Rare Plants of Point Washington State Forest

Guide: Tom Greene
Date: Apr 16
Time: 9am - 1pm
Fee: $15 + $2 forest entry fee 

Visit several wet prairies in Pt. Washington State Forest. Observe and identify pitcher plants, sundews and other carnivorous plants, plus many other native plants that are typically found only in this kind of habitat. The history and ecology of the prairies will be discussed, as well
as the role of fires in these precious ecosystems. This tour is led by an accomplished biologist who has been involved in describing and mapping wet prairies in South Walton County.  

Moderate difficulty, walking about a mile, including over boggy ground that may have some standing water. Bring water, sunscreen, insect repellant, and hat. Wear long pants and closed-toed sturdy shoes (no sandals or flipflops) that can get wet and muddy. A walking stick and camera are recommended. Space is limited to 15 participants. Minimum of 4.

Location: Meet at South Walton Center of Northwest Florida State College, 109 Greenway Trail, Santa Rosa Beach. Vehicle caravan to event location.


Read more about each adventure tour and register online. Each tour has a maximum number of participants. 


Eco-adventure tour schedule, detail descriptions and registration available online at


Discover Roads Less Traveled tours take place spring, summer and fall seasons offering visitors and local residents opportunities to explore the diverse natural resources that make Walton County unique.    

Descriptions of the tours being offered are available online at by clicking the “Eco-Tours” tab. Registration is only available online or in-person at any Northwest Florida State College student services desk. Prices vary starting at $15. The schedule provides a broad range of activities for the warming spring season in Florida. 

Hike the wet prairies at Point Washington State Forest or enjoy a driving tour along the Choctawhatchee River and to Morrison Springs - two commonly overlooked natural gems of Walton County. In the mood for history? Try one of our most popular tours, the historical tour of the Coffeen Nature Preserve.

Read more at our feature story listing all 2016 Spring adventures.

All tours are featured at SoWal Events Calendar throughout the year.

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