The first annual Fall Festival at Camp Helen State Park
will take place Saturday, October 8 from 12 noon – 5 pm. There will be fun, food, and games for the whole family! Admission into the park for this event is free, although donations are accepted. Donations will go directly to the Friends of Camp Helen State Park
to benefit the park's resource management projects and interpretive programs. A parent or guardian must accompany all children. Parking at the state park is limited to those who need accessible parking. All others are requested to park at Winn-Dixie and ride the free shuttle to the park. Winn Dixie is at the junction of U. S. 98 and Front Beach Road a mile east of the Philips Inlet Bridge and about five miles west of Highway 79.
Camp Helen State Park is located at 23937 Panama City Beach Parkway, just west of the Phillips Inlet Bridge on the Bay County and Walton County line. The park is bordered on three sides by the Gulf of Mexico, Phillips Inlet, and Lake Powell, which is one of the largest coastal dune lakes in Florida. The great thing about Camp Helen is that it has it all – wooded nature trails, tranquil lake scenery, and an expansive, open white-sand beach. When you’re here, you feel like you are one with the outdoors, thanks to the natural beauty that surrounds you at every turn, and the peace and quiet that is so hard to find in the more developed spots in the area. Read more about Camp Helen State Park and see photo gallery at SoWal Parks | Camp Helen State Park.