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Free Admission to SoWal State Parks Summer 2020

May 21, 2020 by SoWal Staff

Summer outdoor lovers in SoWal have free admission to Grayton Beach State Park and Topsail Hill Preserve State Park from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

The Walton County Tourist Development Council (Visit South Walton) is covering the cost of entry for day-use visitors in order to increase available parking for beach lovers during the peak season, as well as raise awareness of the variety of ecosploring activities South Walton offers. This year marks the sixth year of free admission for Topsail Hill Preserve State Park and the fourth for Grayton Beach State Park. 

“This is our fourth summer covering day-use admission to both state parks,” says Visit South Walton Director of Communications David Demarest. “It benefits everyone, visitors and locals alike, that during the summer we effectively add two additional regional beach accesses – equipped with parking, picnic and restroom facilities, and a tremendous amount of natural beauty for guests to enjoy. This also lessens the pressure on any one stretch of beach.”

The free day-use admission is available to visitors during normal operating hours, generally 8 a.m. to sunset. The official kick-off of the event is on Friday of Memorial Day weekend, and free day-use admission extends through Labor Day.

See the SoWal Parks Guide for information about all South Walton area parks.

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