Blue Crab Interpretive Program at Grayton Beach State Park
Blue Crabs are found within the boundaries of Grayton Beach State Park. Park Ranger Chad Matthews will be presenting an interpretive program which will cover the biology, identification, and methods for capture of the Blue Crab.
Program will be presented Wednesday, June 17, 2-3pm, at the eastern most lakeside picnic pavilion located at the beach parking area.
Park Entrance Fees of $5.00 per vehicle
Grayton Beach State Park is one of the most popular state parks in Florida, with massive dunes, winding trails, abundant wildlife, and shimmering 100-acre Western Lake, one of many coastal dune lakes gracing Scenic Highway 30A along Scenic 30A in South Walton (SoWal).
Grayton Beach consistently ranks among the most beautiful and pristine beaches in the United States, providing an idyllic setting for swimming, sunbathing and surf fishing and is the backdrop for golden sunrises and silver moonlit evenings.The 2,200-acre park features a boat ramp that provides access to the lake's brackish waters for both freshwater and saltwater fishing. Visitors can paddle a canoe or kayak on scenic Western Lake to get a closer look at a salt marsh ecosystem.
Not to be missed is a short nature trail which winds through a coastal forest where scrub oaks and magnolias stand, bent and twisted by the salt winds. Hikers and bicyclists can enjoy more than four miles of trails throughout the pine flatwoods.
Grayton Beach State Park is located South of U.S. 98 approximately halfway between Panama City Beach and Destin. Take County Road 283 south of U.S. 98, turn left at the stop sign on 30A. Approximately half a mile east of the intersection of County Road 30A and County Road 283 the entrance is on the right.