The Friends of Eden Gardens invite the community to the annual Camellia Festival at Eden Gardens State Park on Saturday, Feb. 16 from 10:00am til 2:00pm. Floral demonstrations and presentations will be held throughout the day. Visitors are invited to stroll through beautiful camellias in full bloom in gardens throughout the park. Watch for actors in period dress in the park, enjoy live music and have a picnic. Food and drink vendors will be available.
The State Parks and State Forest Lands in South Walton are spectacular. Protected lands make up about 40% of the land south of the bay.
We are so blessed to have such treasure all around us. The lakes, bayous, creeks, forests, dunes and beaches in our parks make SoWal a very special place. Incredible landscapes with coastal dune lakes, lake outfalls kissing the Gulf, flowering dune magnolias, soaring pelicans, dancing dolphins, flower-covered dunes - the wonders of coastal nature are everywhere you turn.
Join Topsail Hill Preserve State Park for a Moonlight Paddle on February 18, 2019 from 4:30p.m. - 7:30p.m. Experience Campbell Lake on a Ranger guided paddling tour. Participants must be experienced canoers/kayakers over 12 yrs old.
The rest of the globe is catching on to what we already know. That South Walton is one of the most special places on the planet!
Our beach community has been selected as one of the 28 Best Places to Visit in 2019, according to National Geographic Traveler’s editors and explorers.
All South Walton backyards can be a gathering place for birds, butterflies, frogs, squirrels and many more types of local wildlife.
South Walton County in the Florida panhandle is home to rare coastal dune lakes that kiss the Gulf of Mexico. Western Lake meets the Gulf at Grayton Beach State Park. The beloved stand of pines between the lake and the Gulf is one of South Walton's most photographed and painted scenes.
True Coastal Dune Lakes occur in only a few places around the world, but 15 are found along the white beaches of SoWal!
Here in SoWal we are very thankful that we had very little impact from Hurricane Michael. Damage was limited to a relatively small number of trees down causing brief road closures and power out for much of South Walton for a couple of days. All businesses are open and the Gulf water is back to blue and beautiful.
The Annual International Coastal Cleanup is a day SoWal Beach lovers converge on the beach with a purpose!
While SoWal is known for amazing beaches, water activities and fine dining - you're missing the boat if you haven’t checked out the fun at 30A Horse Farm at Arnett’s Gulfside.
Located on Hwy. 393 South about half-way between Scenic 30A and Hwy 98, the Horse Farm offers many activities including Guided Horse Rides, Event and Party Hosting, Camping/RV Parking, a very cool Wedding Venue, an on-site Boot Shop, and numerous weekly and annual special events.