N.W Florida Astronomy Club at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park
Explore the outdoors this September on an eco-adventure at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park. It's the perfect time of year to get out in the park and explore on your own or with a park ranger for your guide. Outside tours canceled during severe weather.
Saturday September 19 | N.W Florida Astronomy Club | 4:00pm– until?
Join the members of the NWFAA and view the beauty of the night sky. They will start by setting up solar telescopes 3 hours before sunset for observing our closest star. Once the sun sets they will transition to night time observing using various telescopes. The event will be in the day use parking lot near tram stop 1, please not use bright lights, car head lights, flashlights, cellphone light etc.. Only NWFAA members are allowed to handle the telescopes and please no unattended children.
All programs except Breakfast with a Ranger and Americana Under the Stars require a $6.00 entry admission into the park. Call (850)267-8330 for more details.
Topsail Hill Preserve State Park offers a wide variety of natural resources including 3.2 miles of secluded, white sand beaches with majestic dunes over 25 feet tall. Three rare coastal dune lakes provide excellent freshwater fishing. Although boats are not allowed, fishing from the shoreline yields bass, bream, panfish, and catfish. Lakes, pristine beaches, old-growth long leaf pines, sand pine scrub, and a variety of wetlands offer a bird-watching and hiking paradise. Visitors may bike, walk, or enjoy a quick ride to the beach on our timely tram service to swim, fish, sunbathe, or beachcomb. Gregory E. Moore RV resort features a (non-heated) swimming pool and shuffleboard courts. Furnished bungalows are available for weekly stays. A camp store offers a variety of camping items, as well as snacks and drinks.
Florida State Parks are treasures waiting for your discovery!
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