Camp Helen State Park

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Camp Helen State Park


Location:In Panama City Beach just west of the Phillips Inlet bridge on the Bay and Walton county line.
Facilities:Beaches, nature trails, interpretive exhibits, picnic tables, visitor center.
Activities:Fishing (in designated areas), swimming, hiking. Boating opportunities exist at the park, but there is no public boat ramp, canoe launch facilities, or tie-ups, and caution is advised to any boater not familiar with these waters. It is recommended that boating be limited to smaller craft such as canoes, kayaks, John Boats, pontoon boats, or bass boats.
Special Features:Park is bordered on three sides by the Gulf of Mexico and Lake Powell, one of the largest coastal dune lakes in Florida. (Coastal dune lakes are rare worldwide, and in the US are found only along the Gulf Coast.) Between 1945 and 1987, Camp Helen was a company resort for employees of an Alabama textile mill, and some of those buildings are now being restored.
Address:23937 Panama City Beach Pkwy
Panama City Beach, FL 32413

Phone:850-233-5059
Fax:850-236-3204
Web: www.floridastateparks.org/camphelen
Size: 182 acres.

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