Make your next escape to the year-round sun and warmth with a visit to Florida. Many visitors plan plenty of beach time, hiking, biking, and other time in the sun. Slow down and spend some time getting to know the outdoor environment of Southwest Florida with a visit to Point Washington State Forest. The over 15,000-acre forest is located in the southernmost portion of Walton County on U.S. Highway 98. The beach is open for day-use and camping year-round. Call 877-879-3859 for more information.
Point Washington State Forest is made up of ten unique natural communities. The major of the area features sandhill, basin swamps/titi trains, wet flatwoods, wet prairie, and cypress swamps. It is also the home of threatened and endangered species of plants, including the white-topped pitcher plant and the world’s largest population of Curtiss sandgrass.
Domestic pets are allowed to join you at the beach and day-use areas of all Florida state parks. Leash laws are enforced, and you’re asked to pick up after your pet. Pets are not permitted on beaches, playgrounds, bathing areas, cabins and cabin areas, park buildings, or concession facilities, so plan your visit accordingly.
The forest is home to many species of wildlife, including rare, threatened, and endangered species such as American kestrel, gopher tortoise, and flatwoods salamander.
The forest is widely used for hunting (season and game limits apply), off-road biking, and hiking, but you can definitely enjoy a nature walk on 30A’s most beautiful forest. Explore the Eastern Lake Trail System accessed by County Road 395, a system of three double-track loop trails creating a 3.5-, 5-, or 10-mile trail. Currently under development, a new 27-mile greenway trail system will connect to popular Grayton Beach and Deer Lake State Parks, Topsail Hill State Preserve, Butler Elementary School, and nearby residential neighborhoods.
While sleeping in the comfort of your vacation rental provided by 30A Beach Properties is comfortable and relaxing, some yearn for the great outdoors. Overnight camping is available at Eastern Lake Campgrounds off of Forest Road 7, where you’ll find eight primitive campsites. Reservations are required and can be made online or by calling 877-879-3859.
Nature Walk on 30A
You came to Historic 30A along Florida’s Emerald Coast to experience a fun, relaxing getaway with loved ones. While you’re planning all your beach time, to make your vacation the best it can be, make sure you book a stay in a vacation rental provided by 30A Beach Properties. We have units as small as one bedroom all the way up to six bedrooms for a large group reunion along 30A! Enjoy private outdoor spaces like a balcony, deck, or other outdoor space, as well as any neighborhood amenities. Relax indoors in stylish bedrooms. Our units have fully equipped kitchens, free Wi-Fi, and in-unit laundry. For a luxury stay, choose a premium unit for upgrades like wood floors, flat-screen TVs, an elevator, and more to make the stay one you’ll never forget.
Call us today to start planning a fun-filled visit to Route 30A and the Emerald Coast!