Camp Helen State Park
Camp Helen is bordered by the Gulf of Mexico on three sides, and by Lake Powell, one of the largest coastal dune lakes in Florida. Prehistoric middens and mounds indicate that humans inhabited the area more than 4,000 years ago. From 1945 until 1987 Camp Helen was a company resort for the employees of an Alabama textile mill. Some of those buildings have now been restored. The 180-acre park is for day use only. Activities include swimming, beachcombing, nature study, hiking and both freshwater and saltwater fishing.
The park is open from 8 a.m. to sunset year-round. Please call for admission fees.
There is no boat ramp at the park, but there is plenty of opportunity for boating. Call the park for more information.
Fishing is allowed in designated areas.
Hiking trails are available. Pick up a map at the park.
Picnic tables are available.
Relax or play on the beach. Swimming is available in designated areas.
The Friends of Camp Helen
For more information, write to: The Friends of Camp Helen, P.O. Box 19338, Panama City Beach, Fl. 32407, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Camp Helen State Park is located west of Panama City Beach on U.S. 98 at the west end of the Phillips Inlet bridge, just inside Bay County. The entrance is South of U.S. Hwy 98 and approximately six miles west of State Road 79.