Panhandle state parks close for Nate

parkServiceLogoHOLT, Fla., Oct. 6, 2017–The Department of Environmental Protection’s Florida Park Service has closed 18 panhandle state parks as of 5 p.m. Oct. 6 due to the pending arrival of Tropical Storm Nate.

Parks in Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Walton, Bay, Gulf, Washington and Holmes counties are closed. All other parks are open.

The Florida Park Service will work to reopen parks as quickly as possible following the storm.

Parks affected by the pending storm are:

  • Big Lagoon State Park (Escambia County)
  • Blackwater Heritage State Trail (Santa Rosa County)
  • Blackwater River State Park (Santa Rosa County)
  • Camp Helen State Park (Bay County)
  • Constitution Convention Museum State Park (Gulf County)
  • Deer Lake State Park (Walton County)
  • Eden Gardens State Park (Walton County)
  • Falling Waters State Park (Washington County)
  • Fred Gannon Rocky Bayou State Park (Okaloosa County)
  • Grayton Beach State Park (Walton County)
  • Henderson Beach State Park (Okaloosa County)
  • Perdido Key State Park (Escambia County)
  • Ponce de Leon Springs State Park (Holmes, Walton Counties)
  • St. Andrews State Park (Bay County)
  • T.H. Stone Memorial St. Joseph Peninsula State Park (Gulf County)
  • Tarkiln Bayou Preserve State Park (Escambia County)
  • Topsail Hill Preserve State Park (Walton County)
  • Yellow River Marsh Preserve State Park (Santa Rosa County)

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