Topsail Hill Preserve State Park: Topsail Under the Stars

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  1. Abby E

    Abby E SoWal Guide Staff Member

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    Join Topsail Hill Preserve State Park and the Northwest Florida Astronomy Association (NWFAA) for a night of stargazing. Come for "Topsail Under the Stars" an evening of viewing the sun, moon and stars through telescopes on July 5th, 2019 from 5:00p.m. to 9:30p.m. There is no additional fee for this program.

    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 2:00pm 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 so please be in the park by 6:00p.m. Event is free with regular park admission.

    To learn more about the park, please visit: Topsail Hill Preserve State Park


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

    To learn more about the park, please visit: Topsail Hill Preserve State Park

    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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