Camp Helen State Park now offers kayak rentals on the shore of Lake Powell at the park. What a wonderful way to get out on the water and explore the area's largest coastal dune lake. Your kayak rental includes life jackets, whistles and paddles and off you go! Sponsored by the Friends of Camp Helen, kayak rentals will help raise funds for park improvements. The Friends of Camp Helen State Park is a not-for- profit Citizens Support Organization dedicated to preserving, maintaining and improving the park through volunteer projects, community events and fundraising. Their most recent projects include The Americana Concert series, Movies and More, first Saturday history tours, International Coastal Clean-up, and park improvements. Rental rates, which will go directly to Friends of Camp Helen State Park for park improvements, include the following: Single Kayak: ½ day $30 & full day $50 Tandem Kayak: ½ day $40 & full day $60 15% discount to Friends of Camp Helen State Park members + $4 per car park entrance fee Camp Helen State Park opens at 8:00 a.m. daily. Kayak rentals available starting at 9:00 a.m. More information is available by calling (850) 890-6981 or by emailing CampHelenFriends@gmail.com. Camp Helen State Park is located at 23937 Panama City Beach Parkway, just west of the Phillips Inlet Bridge on the Bay County and Walton County line. The park is bordered on three sides by the Gulf of Mexico, Phillips Inlet, and Lake Powell, which is one of the largest coastal dune lakes in Florida. The great thing about Camp Helen is that it has it all – wooded nature trails, tranquil lake scenery, and an expansive, open white-sand beach. When you’re here, you feel like you are one with the outdoors, thanks to the natural beauty that surrounds you at every turn, and the peace and quiet that is so hard to find in the more developed spots in the area. Read more and see photos in SoWal Parks Guide | Camp Helen State Park.