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Topsail Hill Preserve State Park Music & Adventures in March

March 1, 2014 by SoWal Staff

Topsail Hill Preserve State Park is a wonderful place to explore any day of the year, but the special events at the park are special indeed. Here's the inside info so you can make plans this Spring to attend some of the weekly music events and park ranger programs coming up in March at our Florida State Park located on the west end of Scenic 30A in South Walton.

Americana Under the Stars is every Thursday from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m and the evening of music starts with an open mic in the amphitheater. Admission is free with a suggested donation of $5 to the Friends of Topsail Hill. Bring a chair and refreshements and enjoy some music in the park. This is family/ pet friendly and fun for all ages. 
March 6 Dana Cooper
March 13 Lucky Mud
March 20 Gary Nicholsr
March 27 Alicia McGovern    

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

Saturday, March 1, 3 - 4 p.m. | Campfires Topsail Hill Preserve invites you to learn about campfires. This program is for all ages and will take place outside around the campfire ring at the amphitheater. You will learn safety, cooking techniques, and a host of other useful ideas. Park entry fee is $6 per vehicle. Park staff will direct you to the clubhouse parking lot upon entering the park.

Friday, March 7, 2 – 3 p.m. |Spiders 
Topsail Hill Preserve State Park presents the world of Spiders. Learn which spiders in Florida are poisonous, which are beneficial, where they live, what they eat, and the benefits they bring to us. This indoor slide program is great for all ages. Park entry fee is $6 per vehicle. Park staff will direct you to the clubhouse parking lot upon entering the park

Saturday, March 8, 9 - 10:30 a.m. | Breakfast with a Ranger 
Topsail Hill 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 fun for the whole family. 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.

Saturday, March 15, 2 - 3 p.m. | Sharks and Dolphins Often times these two animals can be seen from the beach, this program will help you identify the differences between the two which will help you discover who's who. There will be a discussion on what to look for and certain behaviors that can useful in spotting both creatures. Park entry fee is $6 per vehicle. The program will take place at the clubhouse.

Saturday, March, 2 - 3 p.m. | Alligators These formidable creatures were once hunted to near extinction, but have made an incredible recovery. Come learn the full history of Florida's most famous reptile at this informative slideshow presentation. Park entry fee is $6 per vehicle. Park staff will direct you to the clubhouse upon entering the park.

Saturday March 29, 3 - 4 p.m. | Deer Topsail Hill Preserve invites you come learn about our most ubiquitous mammal, the White Tailed Deer. This program will cover the general life cycle of our deer, where they bed down, what the rut is, and where to find them. This is an all ages program Park entry fee is $6 per vehicle. Park staff will direct you to the clubhouse parking lot upon entering the park.

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!

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

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