Camp Helen State Park invites the public out for a guided Nature Tour held each first Thursday of the month at 10 am. Tour begins at the Visitor Center. Come to learn about the rare coastal dune lake, Lake Powell, and the park wildlife. The hike is suitable for all ages. Dress for the weather; water and bug spray are recommended.
Camp Helen State Park is where visitors can explore an environment rich in natural and cultural resources. The park is bordered by the Gulf of Mexico on three sides and Lake Powell, one of Florida’s largest coastal dune lakes. 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 known as Avondale Mills. Some of those buildings have now been restored. This 180-acre park is for day use only. Activities include swimming, beachcombing, nature study, hiking, and freshwater and saltwater fishing.
Camp Helen State Park hosts fun events throughout the year, such as the Fall Festival, kayak paddle tours, Americana music series, summer movie nights, and much more. These special events are sponsored by the Friends of Camp Helen State Park. Follow Friends of Camp Helen State Park on Facebook for updates on park events.
Camp Helen State Park 23937 Panama City Beach Parkway - Panama City Beach Details