Campbell Lake Canoe Trip at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park
Enjoy eco-adventures at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park this April. Upcoming programs include:
April 10 | 1:00pm-2:00pm
Surf fishing is a popular sport along the beaches of Topsail Hill. This program will teach you what types of bait will work, what times of year certain fish can be caught, and common fish you can catch from the beach. Fishing gear is optional, the park has fishing gear. This program will take place at the Beach Access, park in the Day Use parking area and catch the 1:00pm Tram to the beach. The program will take place once the 1:00pm Tram arrives at the beach. Enter the park through the main gate and park staff will direct you to the tram stop, entry fee is $6.00.
Breakfast with a Ranger
April 11 | 9:00am-10:00am
Topsail Hill Preserve State Park invites you and your family to Breakfast with a Ranger. Join the Rangers of Topsail Hill to learn about the park, its history and to ask them all the questions you can think of about the park its wildlife and anything in between. This program is ideal for the whole family to enjoy. To cover the cost of food, please bring $5.00, which goes to Friends of Topsail Hill Preserve State Park to enhance the park or bring your own breakfast. Enter the park through the main gate and park staff will direct you to the clubhouse.
Campbell Lake Canoe Trip
April 17 | 11:30pm-1:00pm
Join us for a unique opportunity to paddle Campbell Lake. Located within the heart of Topsail Hill, Campbell Lake is the largest of the parks two coastal dune lakes. You will join the ranger as he leads you to various points around the lake and discusses what makes this lake as well as the others in the area so unique. No outside canoes or kayaks are allowed on the lake so space is limited to 10 people for each trip. A signup sheet will be available in the ranger station from April 1st until April 16th and will be on a first come first serve basis. Meet at tram stop 1 by 11:30am on April 27th to catch the tram to the lake. Enter the park through the main gate and the staff will direct you to the tram stop 1, entry fee is $6.00.
April 24 | 1:00pm-2:00pm
Topsail Hill Preserve State park invites you come learn about the state tortoise of Florida, the Gopher Tortoise. These animals play an important role in our local upland ecosystems, and can even be found living out in our dunes. Enter the park through the main gate and the staff will direct you to the park's clubhouse, entry fee is $6.00.