Topsail Hill Preserve State Park

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Topsail Hill Preserve State Park
IUCN category V (protected landscape/seascape)
Map showing the location of Topsail Hill Preserve State Park
Map showing the location of Topsail Hill Preserve State Park
Location Walton County, Florida, USA
Nearest city Destin, Florida
Coordinates 30°22′01″N 86°17′56″W / 30.36694°N 86.29889°W / 30.36694; -86.29889Coordinates: 30°22′01″N 86°17′56″W / 30.36694°N 86.29889°W / 30.36694; -86.29889
Area 1,640 acres (6.6 km2)
Governing body Florida Department of Environmental Protection

Topsail Hill Preserve State Park is a 1,640-acre (6.6 km2) Florida State Park located in Santa Rosa Beach, ten miles (16 km) east of Destin, off U.S. 98, in northwestern Florida. The address is 7525 W. Scenic Highway 30A.

It is made up of over three miles of white sand beaches. It features massive sand dunes, lakes, unique plant and animal life, and wetlands. There is a sand Hill dune which stands nearly 25 feet above sea level. Topsail Hill preserve is home to a variety of animal life, including the endangered Choctawhatchee Beach Mouse.

Topsail Hill Preserve is accessed off U.S.Hwy 98, via two main entrances. The western entrance is served by a gravel paved road and leads to the primary beach access. The eastern entrance is unpaved and generally only accessible by four wheel drive vehicles. This entrance path leads to the northern shore of Lake Campbell, one of the three dune lakes contained within the preserve.

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The park has such amenities as beaches, bicycling, birding, fishing, hiking, picnicking areas, swimming, wildlife viewing and full camping facilities. Concessions are also available.

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