Topsail Hill Preserve State Park

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Topsail Hill Preserve State Park

Florida

(850) 267-0299

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Things To Do

Overview

This 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 the 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.

Map of Topsail Hill Preserve (FL)

Latitude, Longitude: 30.375342, -86.299560

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Activities

  • Bicycling

    Go and enjoy a beautiful ride along the park's half-mile stretch of paved road that leads to the beach. Riders may conveniently access the newly paved county path along Hwy 30A into the park. Please remember state law requires riders under the age of 16 to wear a properly fitted bike helmet.

  • Camping

    The Gregory E Moore RV Resort has 156 sites with water, 30 or 50 amp electric, cable, sewer, (non-heated) swimming pool, laundry facilities and shuffleboard courts. Bathrooms with showers are heated and cooled. Big rigs welcome.

    Twenty-two tent sites include an elevated tent pad, a fire ring and water and electric hook-ups. A restroom with showers is located in the tent camping area. Pets are welcome at the campsites.

  • Fishing

    Try your luck on the excellent fishing spots in the park. Enjoy fish water fishing on one of the coastal dune lakes. These lakes are full of many types of freshwater fish including bass, pan fish, and freshwater catfish. The 3.2 mile stretch of secluded beach is excellent for saltwater fishing. Catch a pompano, red fish, Spanish or king mackerel. A fishing license may be required for fresh and saltwater fishing.

  • Hiking

    Explore Morris Lake Nature Trail as it meanders 2.5 miles through ancient dunes and scrub communities. Along this trail you can see old remnants of iron tracks can be seen from the first WWII missile development program in the U.S. Hikers can also enjoy miles of abandoned jeep trails within the park. Along Campbell Lake Nature Trail, enthusiasts may discover a diverse array of plants and animals covering an area of over five miles.

  • Picnicking

    Enjoy a picnic under the picnic pavilions located at the end of Topsail Road and near the beach boardwalk.

  • RVing

    The maximum RV length is 45-feet. The sites have water, 30 or 50 amp electric, cable, and sewer hookups.

  • Water Sports

    Swim, sun, beachcomb for sea beans and watch shorebirds along 3.2 miles of quiet, white quartz sand beaches with the emerald waters of the Gulf of Mexico lapping on the shore. A tram running every 2 hours starting at 9 a.m. will take you to the beach or if you choose you can walk or bike a half-mile along the path to the beach.

Park Partners

The Friends of Topsail Hill Preserve State Park

Directions

Driving

Located in Santa Rosa Beach 10 miles east of Destin, FL. Take Interstate 10 to Exit 85 (Defuniak Springs) and follow U.S. Highway 331 south. Travel 27 miles to U.S. Highway 98. Turn right and travel approximately 5 miles west to scenic Highway 30A. Turn left and go ¼ mile to the entrance on the right.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(850) 267-0299

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