Tag Archives: Camping

Explore Florida’s St. George Island on Apalachicola Bay

  In late October I visited Dr. Julian G Bruce St George Island State Park (talk about a mouthful!) along the Forgotten Coast located in the lower panhandle of Florida. This important barrier island provides protection for the Apalachicola Bay … Continue reading

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The Jewels of Topsail Hill Preserve State Park

  Oasis is perhaps the best description of Topsail Hill Preserve. An oasis of nature in a changing world of urban sprawl. Here, a unique ecosystem holds onto its place in Florida’s coastal dune system under the shade of an … Continue reading

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Ochlockonee River State Park Revisited

A state park can be very different depending on the season in which it is visited. During my first visit to Ochlockonee River State Park near Sopchoppy, FL, it was midsummer and the temperatures were well into the upper 90s. … Continue reading

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Can Tent Campers and RV Campers Live in Peace?

  I attended a recent outdoor recreation conference in Panama City held by the FL DEP and during one panel session one of the attendees voiced a question about the cultural divide between tent campers and RV campers. The question … Continue reading

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Exploring the Wonders of St. Joseph Peninsula State Park

  Located at the end of a long road on the tip of a peninsula is a unique and pristine state park nestled between Saint Joseph Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. This hidden gem of the Forgotten Coast is … Continue reading

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