Topsail Hill Preserve State Park Music & Adventures in Feb

January 30, 2015 by SoWal Staff

Topsail Hill Preserve State Park is a wonderful place to explore any day of the year, but the special events at the park are special indeed. Here's the inside info so you can make plans to attend some of the weekly music events and park ranger programs coming up in Feb. at our Florida State Park located on the west end of Scenic 30A in South Walton.

Americana Under the Stars is every Thursday from 6:30 – 8 p.m and the evening of music starts with an open mic in the amphitheater. Admission is free with a suggested donation of $5 to the Friends of Topsail Hill. Bring a chair and refreshements and enjoy some music in the park. This is family/pet friendly and fun for all ages. 

Feb Lineup:
Feb. 5 | The New 76ers
Feb. 12 | Lucky Mud
Feb. 19 | Granville Automatic
Feb. 26 | Roy Schneider

Adventures in the Park
A variety of programs are presented by park rangers throughout the year on wildlife, adventure and natural resources. February adventures in the park include:
The Eastern Gray Squirrel 
Sat. Feb. 7 | 1-2 p.m.
Topsail Hill Preserve State Park would like to invite you to learn about our most widely seen rodent, the Eastern Gray Squirrel. Come learn what an important part of the ecosystem these squirrels play. Enter the park through the main gate and the staff will direct you to the park's clubhouse, entry fee is $6.00.
Breakfast with a Ranger
Sat. Feb. 14 | 9-10 a.m.
Topsail Hill Preserve State Park invites you and your family to Breakfast with a Ranger. Join the Rangers of Topsail Hill to learn about the park, its history and to ask them all the questions you can think of about the park its wildlife and anything in between. This program is ideal for the whole family to enjoy. To cover the cost of food, please bring $5.00, which goes to Friends of Topsail Hill Preserve State Park to enhance the park or bring your own breakfast. Enter the park through the main gate and park staff will direct you to the clubhouse.
Sat. Feb. 14 | 1-2 p.m.
They are one of the neatest insects in the world. They are fun to watch and help to reduce the amount of mosquitoes. This program not only teaches you about the Dragon Fly, but also uses caught specimens and the creation of your own Dragon Fly to help visitors appreciate these flying wonders. This program is for all ages. Enter the park through the main gate and the staff will direct you to the park's clubhouse, entry fee is $6.00.
Exotic Species 
Fri. Feb. 20 | 1-2 p.m.
Come learn about our non-native visitors. You may have some right in your own back yard, this program will teach you how to identify and get rid of plants that do not belong. Lots of time and money are spent on eradication of these plants, find out how you can help. Enter the park through the main gate and the staff will direct you to the park's clubhouse, entry fee is $6.00.
Surf Fishing 
Sat. Feb. 21 | 1-2 p.m.
Surf fishing is a popular sport along the beaches of Topsail Hill. This program will teach you what types of bait will work, what times of year certain fish can be caught, and common fish you can catch from the beach. This interpretive program will take place indoors at the clubhouse and will feature information and demonstrations of various surf fishing techniques. Enter the park through the main gate and the staff will direct you to the park's clubhouse, entry fee is $6.00.
Hike to No Name Lake 
Sat. Feb. 28 | 1-2 p.m.
Come shake off the winter cobwebs and get outside for this nature hike. Topsail Hill Preserve State Park Rangers will lead you through the various ecosystems that make this park unique. This hike will lead you to one of the lakes in the park, No Name Lake. Be sure to bring your binoculars, sunscreen, and water. Entry fee into the park is $6.00 per car, the hike will leave from Tram Stop 1 in the day use parking area.
All programs except Breakfast with a Ranger and Americana Under the Stars require a $6.00 entry admission into the park. Call (850)267-8330 for more details.

Topsail Hill Preserve State Park
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:
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