Point Washington State Forest

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Over 40 percent of South Walton’s land is protected, and the majority of that acreage is part of the Point Washington State Forest system. A popular access point is the Eastern Lake Trail System, located along S. County Road 395. This particular trail system offers 3.5, 5 and 10-mile loops, ideal for both hikers and bicyclists. Pets are also allowed, if on a leash.

The 15,400-acre forest is home to ten natural communities, including sandhill, cypress swamps, basin swamps, wet flatwoods and wet prairie.

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Overnight camping is allowed in special primitive areas of Point Washington State Forest, and wonderful (and affordable) camp sites are also available nearby at Grayton Beach State Park and in Topsail Hill State Preserve‘s higher end RV Park.

If you don’t mind getting your car a little dusty, feel free to turn down one of those little sandy roads and take a casual drive through the forest. But unless you’re in a 4-wheel drive, it’s probably best not to turn off the main corridors, as some of the smaller roads get pretty tight, pretty fast.

For official information about South Walton‘s Point Washington State Forest, visit the Florida Forest Service website.

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