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Topsail Hill Preserve State Park Adventure & Music in June

June 8, 2015 by Teresa Lischka

Topsail Hill Preserve State Park is a wonderful place to explore any day of the year. You'll love taking advantage of some of the weekly events at the park this summer. What a great way to get out and explore one of SoWal's most beautiful spots. Topsail Hill Preserve State Park admission fees are waived for Summer 2015.

Here's the inside info so you can make plans to attend some of the weekly music events and park ranger programs coming up in June at our Florida State Park preserve located on the west end of Scenic 30A in South Walton.

Americana Under the Stars is every Thursday from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. Come out to the amphitheater for original Americana music including folk, jazz, blues and more by musicians from all around Florida and beyond. If the event of bad rain, the concert will move to the clubhouse. Bring a chair and refreshments. Admission is free with a suggested donation of $5 to the Friends of Topsail Hill. This is family/pet friendly and fun for all ages. 

Weekly Lineup June 4 Florida Music Food Initiative
June 11 Nikki Talley
June 18 Lucky Mud
June 25 Al Scortino
 

Kids Club will take place every Tuesday and Thursday this summer from 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. in the clubhouse. There will be crafts, face painting, and kids will have an opportunity to learn about the park. For more info call the park at 850-267-8330.

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Adventures in the Park A variety of programs are presented by park rangers throughout the year on wildlife, adventure and natural resources. June adventures in the park include:

Surf Fishing
Fri June 5, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.

Surf fishing is a popular sport along the beaches of Topsail Hill. This program will cover types of bait, times of year certain fish can be caught, and common fish you can catch from the beach. Fishing gear is optional - the park provides fishing gear. This program will take place at the beach access. Enter the park through the main gate and park staff will direct you to the tram stop. Park in the day use parking area and catch the 1:00 p.m. tram to the beach.

Sharks and Dolphins Fri, June 12, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Oftentimes these two creatures of the Gulf can be seen from the beach. This program will help you identify the characteristics of each and help you discover who's who. There will be a discussion on what to look for and certain behaviors that can be useful in spotting both creatures. Enter through the main gate and the staff will direct you to the parks clubhouse.

 
Breakfast with a Ranger
Sat. June 13, 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
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, 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.
 

Surf Fishing
Fri June 26, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Surf fishing is a popular sport along the beaches of Topsail Hill. This program will cover types of bait, times of year certain fish can be caught, and common fish you can catch from the beach. Fishing gear is optional - the park provides fishing gear. This program will take place at the beach access. Enter the park through the main gate and park staff will direct you to the tram stop. Park in the day use parking area and catch the 1:00 p.m. tram to the beach.

Call (850)267-8330 for more details on these events.

 

Topsail Hill Preserve State Park is certainly one of the most beautiful parks in the state of Florida. This preserve is filled with natural coastal lands, dunes and is home to two of our rare and famous coastal dune lakes. Park rangers and staff offer a schedule of adventures, classes and hikes in the park weekly as well as as Thursday night Americana outdoor music series - year round! Check SoWal.com events calendar and music calendar for all the scheduled activities in the park. We will announce each month's schedule of events and music in the SoWal Events Forum.

Fees for park entrance will be waived for beach access as well as scheduled activities for the summer. The park is open from 8:00 a.m. until sundown, 365 days a year.
 

 

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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Teresa Lischka

A Birmingham native, Teresa could never get enough of the beach so she moved to SoWal as soon as she could. She loves sharing all things SoWal with the world.

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