Parks

Coastal Dune Lakes Episode 2 - How Do Coastal Dune Lakes Work?

About two weeks ago, I was sitting in the office and preparing for the first blog I wrote on the coastal dune lakes, and I stumbled across the term “coastal lagoon” on the National Geographic website.

A lagoon is a shallow body of water protected from a larger body of water (usually the ocean) by sandbars, barrier islands, or coral reefs. Lagoons are often called estuaries, sounds, bays, or even lakes. (Emphasis added)

Eden Gardens State Park has "Prettiest Porch of the South"

Any SoWal insider will tell you that Eden Gardens State Park is a must see when you're visiting the Beaches of South Walton. It's one of the prettiest places in the country and if you catch it when it's blooming it glows so it's almost surreal. But any time of the year the grounds are a great place to get away from it all and relax - take a load off and rock on the porch.

Topsail Hill Preserve State Park Music & Adventures in May

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 this Spring to attend some of the weekly music events and park ranger programs coming up in May at our Florida State Park located on the west end of Scenic 30A in South Walton.

SoWal People: Jeff Talbert of the Florida Park Service

Jeff Talbert loves the outdoors and he loves photography. Being a Resource Management Park Services Specialist for the state of Florida and stationed at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park gives him unique opportunities to combine his interests. Jeff often is in a great position to photograph South Walton wildlife in the park. We've enjoyed his photography for years and are happy to share a bit.

Discover Roads Less Traveled in South Walton This Spring

The Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance (CBA), in partnership with Visit South Walton and Northwest Florida State College, presents a unique series of eco-adventures in South Walton County. Discover Roads Less Traveled offers varied opportunities to explore and discover the natural resources that make SoWal unique. We encourage you to get outside and enjoy!
 

 

Topsail Hill Preserve State Park Music & Adventures in March

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 this Spring to attend some of the weekly music events and park ranger programs coming up in March at our Florida State Park located on the west end of Scenic 30A in South Walton.

Annual Camellia Festival at Eden Gardens State Park Feb 15

The Friends of Eden present the annual Camellia Festival on Saturday, Feb. 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Eden Gardens State Park in Point Washington. Visitors are invited to stroll through beautiful camellias in full bloom throughout the grounds of the park, enjoy a camellia floral arrangement demonstration, learn air layering, (a camellia propagating technique), and camellia waxing for bloom preservation.

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