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Topsail Hill Preserve State Park: Topsail Under the Stars

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What: Topsail Hill Preserve State Park: Topsail Under the Stars
When: Friday, July 6, 2018
Time: 4:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Where: Topsail Hill Preserve State Park

Join Topsail Hill Preserve State Park and the Northwest Florida Astronomy Association (NWFAA) on July 6th for Topsail Under the Stars beginning at 4:30pm. 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 6pm.

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Weekly/Monthly happenings...

Guided Bird Walk: Join Topsail Hill Preserve State Park and the Audubon Society on June 13, 2018 from 8:15a.m. - 10:15a.m. Walk along with Dr. Caroline Stahala for a guided bird walk and learn about the birds you are seeing in the park.  If time permits, you will also explore the beach. 

Program Dates: 
July 11 & August 8, 2018. 8:15am - 10:15am

Guided Plant Stroll: Join Topsail Hill Preserve State Park and Master Gardener Bill Kuenstler on June 18, 2018 from 9:00a.m. - 11:00a.m.  Take a stroll through the park and the campground to explore the plants visible and to see what is in bloom.  The program is on the third Monday of the month.  In July, the program will be on July 16, 2018.  In August, the program will be on August 20, 2018. 

Art in the Park exhibition. Local artist, Carol Dickson offers attendees the opportunity to create their own work of art using a different technique each class. Fees include all materials needed. Regular park admission applies and is paid at the ranger station on the day of class.

Class Schedule:
Watercolors | July 13th - $25
Basket Weaving | Aug 10th - $35

All classes need a minimum of 5 participants to occur. Classes are limited to 10 participants. Registration can be completed at or in the park store which is open 8am - 5pm seven days a week. 

Tai Chi Tuesday. Seated Tai Chi is 8:30a.m. – 9:15a.m. and StandingTai Chi is 9:30a.m. – 10:15a.m. Tai Chi is a group, recreational exercise program that helps you relax and de-stress while focusing on grace, balance and breathing through slow, calm and deliberate movements.


For more information about the Friends of Topsail Hill Preserve State Park, please visit: or email

To learn more about the park, please visit:

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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