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Topsail Hill Preserve State Park: Stargazing with Northwest Florida Astronomy Association

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What: Topsail Hill Preserve State Park: Stargazing with Northwest Florida Astronomy Association
When: Saturday, October 13, 2018
Time: 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Where: Topsail Hill Preserve State Park

Join Topsail Hill Preserve State Park and the Northwest Florida Astronomy Association (NWFAA) on Oct. 13th for Topsail Under the Stars beginning at 3:00pm. NWFAA will help you see the sun with their solar telescopes. After sunset they'll switch telescopes to view celestial objects in the night sky. There is no additional fee for this program. Remember the park entrance gate closes before sunset. Guests are encouraged to be in the park by 5pm.

Solar telescopes will be out until the sun sets for you to safely view the sun. Then the astronomy association will switch telescopes and assist you in viewing any constellations, planets and other celestial objects that are visible.  The program is weather dependent, and a decision is made by 3:00pm the day of the program as to whether the program can occur. Please call the ranger station before heading out for the program. Participants need to be in the park before the gate closes at sunset. Event is free with regular park admission.


For more information about the Friends of Topsail Hill Preserve State Park, please visit:
www.topsailparkfriends.org or email friendsofthsp@gmail.com

To learn more about the park, please visit: https://www.floridastateparks.org/park/Topsail-Hill

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.

Topsail Hill Preserve State Park, 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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