Topsail Hill Preserve State Park is packed full of fun things to do. Besides the 3.2 miles of pristine white sand beaches, there are three rare freshwater dune lakes, old growth long leaf pines and an RV resort that is world class. With so much to do and so much beauty, it’s no wonder why ReserveAmerica.com awarded Topsail Hill Preserve State Park with the top ten spots for amazing locations, fishing spots, hiking trails, unique cabins and events awards!
Located in Santa Rosa Beach in the Florida Panhandle, this supreme Florida state park is easy to get to. Just 10 miles east of Destin, Florida, take I-10 to Defuniak Springs (exit 85) and follow US 331 south. After about 30 miles, you’ll get to US 98. Turn right on scenic highway 30A. The entrance is about five miles down the road.
With so much fun stuff to do, it’s hard to pick a spot to start from. If you plan on spending the night at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park, you have a lot of choices as well. Bungalows, cabins and a full facility RV resort with 156 sites allows you to camp in luxury or go like I do at the 22 tent sites, “roughing it”!
The Gregory E Moore RV resort also features a swimming pool, laundry facilities and a shuffleboard court. It also has a full concession stand and restaurant, complete with camp store for all of your camping needs.
Once you’re settled in, a tram takes visitors from the RV resort to the beach. This unbelievable white sand beach offers crystal clear waters and high bluffed sand dunes. Some dunes top over 25 feet tall and are some of the last remaining sand dunes in the area, thanks to the states many hurricanes. Beachcombing, swimming and sunbathing are all popular activities at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park.
Three freshwater dune lakes are located here as well and feature fishing. Although boats are not allowed in the dune lakes, onshore fishing can yield a nice bass or a few bream; just don’t forget the Florida fishing license. For more information on this top of the line Florida state park, visit the website here.