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3 of the Best Reasons to Visit Point Washington State Forest
| Friday, August 17, 2018


View of trees in Point Washington State Forest

Florida is home to over 10 million acres of protected land, making it an amazing destination for wildlife exploration and outdoor adventure. If you’re in the panhandle this year and in need of something to do beyond the beach, Point Washington State Park is the perfect place to experience Florida’s natural beauty. With plentiful hiking trails, marshland scenery, and camping grounds, you won’t need to look very far to find some outstanding nature-loving activities. If you’re in search of some other, equally exciting, things to do in the 30A area, download our complimentary Vacation Guide. In it, you’ll find all of the best restaurants, beaches, and local attractions!

What to Do in Point Washington State Forest

Hiking

Florida is known for its beautiful beaches, but not everyone wants to sit in the sand for the whole week. If you’re looking for a chance to get moving and see a side of Florida that you can’t see from the beach, Point Washington State Forest has some excellent hiking opportunities. With three trail systems that are located a half-mile south of 98 on 395 and a horse trail north of 98 on Bay Drive, there’s plenty to be discovered in this beautiful nature preserve. Whether you pack a lunch and picnic on the shore of the Eastern Lake or take the family for a long bike ride through the marshland, Point Washington State Park offers an exciting change of pace from your typical Florida beach vacation.

Hunting

Hunting isn’t just a great way to experience Florida’s natural wildlife and scenery. It’s also the perfect chance to spend time with friends and family while building important outdoor skills and finding healthy, locally sourced meals. Depending on the season, Point Washington State Forest’s huntable species includes, duck, quail, turkey, deer, and wild hog. For more information on Florida’s hunting rules and regulations, visit the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.   

Jeep Trails

All the adventure and none of the hassle, Point Washington State Park’s Jeep trails are an incredible way to see the park without walking a single mile. Cruise down the park’s well-kept roads and experience Florida’s wildlife from the safety and comfort of your own vehicle.

Where to Stay When You Visit Point Washington State Forest

Finding a place that is right in the middle of all of 30A’s best beaches and top attractions has never been easier. Royal Destinations offers luxurious vacation rentals in the 30A area for parties of any size. Customize your dream vacation and stay in a gorgeous, South Walton beach house this year. We have a long list of beautiful properties throughout 30A’s most scenic waterfront communities. Don’t wait to begin planning your next beach getaway. Book your stay now!




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