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CAMP HELEN STATE PARK PRESERVATION & RENTALS

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ABOUT THE PARK

Camp Helen comprises 185 acres. The park is situated on the southwestern shoreline of Lake Powell, the largest coastal dune lake in the Panhandle, measuring 174 acres. The lake is sporadically connected to the nearby Gulf of Mexico via Phillips Inlet, which is usually plugged.

Three of the park boundaries are bodies of water: 2 miles of Lake Powell shoreline to the east and north and ½ mile of Gulf of Mexico shoreline to the south. The park contains ten distinct natural communities: the beach, beach dune, coastal grasslands, maritime hammock, mesic flatwoods, scrub, wet flatwoods, depression marsh, salt marsh, and coastal dune lake.

Explore everything Camp Helen has to offer with a kayak or paddle board rental!

THE BEST WAY TO ENJOY A DAY AT CAMP HELEN STATE PARK

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BEAUTIFUL SURPRISE!

"We checked the park out not knowing what to expect. It’s beautiful and peaceful. We enjoyed walking along the paths and learning about the cabins and the wildlife. We hope to go back and rent kayaks or paddle boards."

– Ellen S., Tripadvisor
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PARK WITH LAKE AND OCEAN

"Spent a 1/2 day at this park. Only about 20 minutes from PCB. Maintained well, large Gulf side BEACH and lake, restored cabins and lodge, concerts on Saturday night. Many easy trails. Nice visitor center."

– Kevin H., Tripadvisor
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NICE PLACE

"We love camp Helen. It is a long walk to the beach but it is worth it. There is also an area for you to kayak. You can rent kayaks there or bring your own. Beautiful place to go."

– Penny H., Tripadvisor
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GET AWAY FROM THE CROWDS

"I enjoyed the natural beauty. Great place off the beaten path for a peaceful walk or run. Easy parking."

– Amy M., Tripadvisor
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HIDDEN GEM NEAR PCB, FL

"Took our family here during a cloudy day at PCB. This is truly a 'hidden gem!' The trails, beach access and scenery are fantastic. There is a small welcome center with some 'artifacts.' The park ranger was very friendly and helpful."

– Trent J., Tripadvisor