McQuage Bayou Trail Grand Reopening Celebration
Join us on July 21 at 9 a.m. as the Florida Forest Service hosts a grand reopening celebration of Point Washington State Forest’s McQuage Bayou Trail. During the grand reopening, the Florida Forest Service will offer family-friendly activities including:
A guided nature hike by State Lands Forester Michael Klassen
Wildland firefighting apparatuses on site for the kids
Fees for trail access will be waived for the opening celebration.
McQuage Bayou Trailhead, Point Washington State Forest
452 County Rd 283 North
Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459
Join us on July 21st at 9:00 a.m., as the Florida Forest Service host a grand re‐opening celebration of Point Washington State Forest’s, McQuage Bayou Trail. This trail, originally established as equestrian‐use only, has been closed to the public due to the deterioration of two large bridges along the path. The condition of these bridges made traveling the trail unsafe. With major improvements to the bridges, the trail itself and a refurbished trailhead, the McQuage Bayou Trail will now be available as a multi‐use trail to hikers, cyclists, and equestrians.
During the grand re‐opening, held at the McQuage Bayou Trailhead, 452 County Road 283 North, Santa Rosa Beach, the Florida Forest Service will offer family‐friendly activities including a guided nature hike by State‐lands Forester, Michael Klassen, Smokey Bear and wildland firefighting apparatuses on site for the kids. Fees for trail access will be waived for the opening celebration.
“Florida has long been recognized as having one of the finest and most diversified state forest systems,” stated Chipola Forestry Center Manager, Johnny Sabo. “With Point Washington State Forest being acquired in 1992, this grand re‐opening will be the ultimate way to immerse yourself in Florida’s forests while honoring Point Washington’s 25‐years as a state forest.”
The Florida Forest Service, a division of the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, manages more than 1 million acres of state forests and provides forest management assistance on more than 17 million acres of private and community forests. The Florida Forest Service is also responsible for protecting homes, forestland and natural resources from the devastating effects of wildfire on more than 26 million acres. Learn more at FloridaForestService.com.
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