The outfall of Western Lake, the coastal dune lake found within Grayton Beach State Park. Photo by Nic Stoltzfus.

NOTE: This event has been canceled due to bad weather.

A celebration of South Walton’s treasured coastal dune lakes will be held on June 4 on Western Lake at Grayton Beach State Park.

Join the community to learn about these rare local treasures and experience the beautiful Western Lake.

Activities include exhibits from the E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center and the Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance; a talk about the Coastal Dune Lake film and book by Elam and Nic Stolzfus; 30A Kickbike rides and Hydrobike cruises; and more.

Scenic Sotheby’s International Realty and SETCO Services will provide hot dogs and hamburgers.

Donations are requested for Friends of Grayton Beach State Park.

This free event, organized by the Coastal Dune Lakes Advisory Board, is open to the public and will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at boat launch parking lot at Grayton Beach State Park. Park admittance fees are still required. $5 per vehicle of up to 8 people.

Activities will run from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. At 1 p.m, participants will gather for a paddle board ride to clean up the lake. At 2 p.m., they will turn their attention to a clean-up of Grayton Beach State Park.

Learn more at the event’s Facebook page.

Check out these videos to learn more about coastal dune lakes:

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