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Sun Moon & Star Gazing at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park

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What: Sun Moon & Star Gazing at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park
When: Friday, November 24, 2017
Time: 1:45 pm to 7:30 pm
Where: Topsail Hill Preserve State Park

Come out to Topsail Hill Preserve State Park for Astronomy Day & Night on Friday, November 24 any time between 1:45pm and 7:30pm. See the day sky and night sky from beautiful Topsail Hill Preserve State Park! The Northwest Florida Astronomy Association will be on site with solar telescopes for everyone to see the sun and then after sunset they'll switch telescopes to view celestial objects in the night sky.  Event is free with regular park admission.

The program is weather dependent and a decision is made by 12:30pm the day of the program.  Call the ranger station before heading out for the program.  Participants need to be in the park before the gate closes at sunset. More Information: 850-267-8330. 

Park programs are made possible by Friends of Topsail Hill Preserve State Park. Come out and explore one of the most beautiful state park preserves in South Walton, Florida. Follow Friends of Topsail on Facebook for upcoming events such as geocaching around the park (Wed & Sat), weekly Ranger Programs (Thu), Family Challenge (Sat), Dirty Friday (First Fri) and special events and festivals throughout the year. Follow Friends of Topsail Hill Preserve State Park on Facebook for updates on park events. 

Topsail Hill Preserve State Park has over 1600 acres, ten plus miles of hiking and biking trails, 3.2 miles of beach, three coastal dune lakes and is home to a variety of wildlife such as alligators, bears, long leaf pine trees, carnivorous plants and shore birds just to name a few. 

The State Park is located on the west side of Scenic 30A in South Walton, 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!

Additional information, photos & video on South Walton area parks:
Parks Of South Walton & Northwest Florida

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More Events at Friends of Topsail Hill Preserve State Park
November 24, 2017
1:45 pm Sun Moon & Star Gazing at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park Friends of Topsail Hill Preserve State Park
December 2, 2017
5:30 pm Community Campfire at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park Friends of Topsail Hill Preserve State Park
December 7, 2017
10:00 am Reading with a Ranger at Coastal Branch Library Friends of the Coastal Branch Library, Friends of Topsail Hill Preserve State Park

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