National Parks / Natural World in Panama City

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Panama City Beach
Come visit and explore our unique park. Truly a hidden gem, Camp Helen is a beautiful getaway destination. Visit the lodge and relax in the rocking chairs as you look at Lake Powell. Listen to the stories of the park's history or share some of your o...
Grayton Beach
(32 Miles)
Santa Rosa Beach
Golden in the morning sun, silvered by moonlight, Grayton Beach has consistently been ranked among the most beautiful and pristine beaches in the United States. The beach provides an idyllic setting for swimming, sunbathing, and surf fishing. Visitor...
Santa Rosa Beach
This park shares its name with the coastal dune lake within its boundaries. Coastal dune lakes are extremely rare worldwide and in the United States they occur only along the Gulf Coast. Southern magnolias, golden asters, woody goldenrod, and scrub o...
Chipley
Huge trees and fern-covered sinkholes line Sink Hole Trail, the boardwalk that leads visitors to Florida's highest waterfall. Falling Waters Sink is a 100-foot deep, 20-foot wide cylindrical pit into which flows a small stream that drops 73 feet to t...
Destin
Pristine white sugar sand beaches and more than 6,000 feet of natural scenic shoreline border the emerald green waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Natural features of the park include sand pines, scrub oaks, and dune rosemary. Boardwalks provide access to...
Donalsonville
This southwest Georgia park is on beautiful Lake Seminole, a 37,500-acre reservoir with excellent boating, fishing and birding. Cottages, many campsites and even picnic shelters sit near the water’s edge, offering excellent views and quick access t...
Eastgate Park
(72 Miles)
Dothan
Relaxing family fun out in the pretty Eastgate Park in Dothan, Alabama. Tennis, archery, and fishing await you in the free day out!
Holt
A favorite destination for canoeists and kayakers, Blackwater River offers opportunities for a variety of outdoor recreation. The river is one of the purest sand-bottom rivers in the nation, making this park a popular place for swimming, fishing, cam...
Panacea
Some of the most picturesque scenic areas along north Floridas Gulf Coast can be found at this park. Located on Alligator Point where Ochlockonee Bay meets Apalachee Bay, Bald Point offers a multitude of land and water activities. Coastal marshes, pi...
Wakulla Springs
Home of one of the largest and deepest freshwater springs in the world, this park plays host to an abundance of wildlife, including alligators, turtles, deer, and birds. Daily guided riverboat tours provide a closer view of wildlife, and glass bottom...
Thomasville
Nestled among the pines and hardwoods that spill across the south Georgia hills, Birdsong Nature Center is a gentle harbor of warmth and natural wonder, a serene sanctuary where one can explore and enjoy verdant lands and learn about the workings of ...
Pensacola
Thinking of a family reunion, company picnic or birthday party? Big Lagoon has just the facilities to accommodate your event. The newly constructed restrooms at the Governor's Pavilion will make your visit even more enjoyable. These facilities are eq...
Lamont
Nestled along the northern Gulf Coast, this park protects a mosaic of diverse landscapes. The Econfina River meanders like a dark ribbon through pine flatwoods, oaks and palm forests to broad expanses of salt marsh dotted with pine islands. Nature lo...
Gulf State Park
(120 Miles)
Gulf Shores
Gulf State Park is located in the city of Gulf Shores on the coast of Alabama, where you will be greeted by white sun-kissed beaches, a surging surf, seagulls and seashells.
Lumpkin
A stunning location for families and kids to spend the day out in nature - hiking, climbing and exploring – a beautiful way to spend time with each other and the environment.
Plains
Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter learned the importance of hard work, honesty, virtue, love and mercy in the quaint, rural town of Plains, Georgia. Working as full partners, the Carters have dedicated their lives to peace, human rights and public service th...
Andersonville
From the Revolutionary War to Operation Iraqi Freedom, American prisoners of war have endured untold hardships, and shown tremendous courage. Andersonville NHS commemorates the sacrifices of these brave Americans.
Fanning Springs
Located on the Suwannee River, this inviting source of cool, clear water has attracted people for thousands of years. Great idea if you are looking for fun places to go with kids in Florida
White Springs
his park features the largest whitewater rapids in Florida. Limestone bluffs, towering 80 feet above the banks of the Suwannee River, afford outstanding vistas not found anywhere else in Florida. When the water level on the Suwannee River is between ...
Gautier
Shepard State Park is nestled in the heart of Singing River (Pascagoula River) country and has 395 acres abounding with trees and wild flowers, bike and nature trails, 28 developed campsites, 1 bathhouse, tent camping and picnicking and 18 hole disc...
Nicholls
One of southern Georgia’s “best kept secrets,” this park is known for interpretation of agricultural history at its Heritage Farm, with log cabins, a corn crib, tobacco barn, cane mill and other exhibits. Seventeen-Mile River winds through a cy...
Daviston
In the spring of 1814, General Andrew Jackson and an army of 3,300 men attacked 1,000 Upper Creek warriors on the Tallapoosa River. There is an indoor visitor center, and lots of outdoor activities, including hiking, biking and fishing.
Crystal River
The Crystal River Preserve State Park is truly a unique area on Florida's Gulf Coast. The park is in between temperate and sub-tropical climate zones, which allows for different communities to grow according to their location. In addition to the clim...
Crystal River
Make this vacation the most memorable ever for the entire family. Come swim with our gentle giants, the manatees. This will be one of the most exciting things you have ever done. Our staff biologist will guide you through our manatee awareness progra...
Weeki Wachee
Simply beach swimming and parkland, with a playground and volleyball net. Ideal for a traditional family beach day!
Folkston
is one of the largest of it's kind and almost utterly untouched, offering canoe and paddle boat tours, plus camping and cabin accommodations.
Waveland
On the beach of the Gulf of Mexico about 50 miles from New Orleans, Buccaneer State Park is a great vacation with real coastal beauty and lots of fun things to do.
Macon
Ocmulgee National Monument is a memorial to the relationship of people and natural resources in this corner of North America. We preserve a continuous record of human life in the Southeast from the earliest times to the present, there is evidence her...
Inverness
The sparkling waters of Lake Holathlikaha were a welcome sight to sick and wounded soldiers during the Second Seminole War. In 1836, the First Georgia Battalion of Volunteers built a stockade for the soldiers resting here, enabling the Volunteers to ...
Hattiesburg
Located in the heart of Mississippi\'s pine belt region, Paul B. Johnson is the gateway to a natural wonderland marked by majestic long-leaf and loblolly pines, delicate dogwoods and ancient oaks. The deep forests surrounding Paul B. Johnson State Pa...
Quitman
Located just south of Meridian, Mississippi near the Mississippi-Alabama state line, Clarkco State Park has been favorite Mississippi recreation spot since 1938. Situated on 815 acres of gently rolling woodlands.
Dunedin
Blue-green Gulf waters lap gently along the preserve��s beautiful four-mile-long beach. Located three miles off the coast of Tarpon Springs, this park is accessible only by private boat. Visitors must bring water and supplies; there are no provis...
Silver Springs
(226 Miles)
Silver Springs
Silver Springs is a 350 acre nature theme park that surrounds the headwaters of the beautiful Silver River, the largest artesian spring formation in the world. Located 90 miles north of Orlando, just east of Ocala, Florida. Here you can ...
Pelham
Facilities include recreational lake with pedal boat and canoe rentals, a sandy beach swimming area, a large open playing field, 18 hole golf, mountain bike trails, demonstration and petting farm, and rental horseback riding facilities!
Mc Calla
Indoor activities include the Iron and Steel Museum and traditional crafts demonstrations, plus explore the cotton gin, pioneer farm and working gristmill. Plenty of exploration outdoors too, plus a wooded miniature train ride.
Jackson
Park visitors can enjoy the scenic waterfall on the Towaliga River and hike to the remaining grist mill foundation. A campground, picnic areas and canoe rental are also available. This pretty park in middle Georgia is conveniently located near I-75 a...
Dunns Falls
(235 Miles)
Enterprise
Nestled in the pristine hills along the Chunky River, in South Lauderdale County Mississippi lies Dunn's Fall's Water park. Here, along a shallow stretch of the Chunky River, the bluffs of the eastern bank rise to tree-top level.
Birmingham
On our 1,011 acre forested urban nature center and certified wildlife habitat, we offer educational programs, weekend activities, and over 11 miles of footpaths for hiking and birding.
Tampa
A nature filled day out for the family with wooded picnic areas and a playground, canoeing and kayaking, as well as a host of wildlife.
Jacksonville
Visit one of the last unspoiled coastal wetlands on the Atlantic Coast. Discover 6,000 years of human history and experience the beauty of salt marshes, coastal dunes, and hardwood hammocks.
North Thonotosassa
Opened in 1938 as one of Floridas first state parks, this park is divided by the swiftly flowing Hillsborough River. Fort Foster, a replica of an 1837 fort from the Second Seminole War, is located on the park grounds, adjacent to the river. Fort tour...
Colt Creek
(252 Miles)
Lakeland
This 5067 acre park nestled within the Green Swamp Wilderness Area and named after one of the tributaries that flows through the property was opened to the public on January 20, 2007. For over 60 years this property was managed as a cattle ranch by t...
Jacksonville
An easy drive from Jacksonville, the park protects over 200 acres of unspoiled wilderness along the southern tip of Amelia Island. Beautiful beaches, salt marshes, and coastal maritime forests provide visitors a glimpse of the original Florida. Ameli...
Jacksonville
Located on one of Northeast Florida's unique sea islands, Big Talbot Island State Park is primarily a natural preserve providing a premier location for nature study, bird-watching, and photography. Explore the diverse island habitats by hiking Blackr...
Braithwaite
St. Bernard State Park is the ideal spot for visitors who are seeking a family atmosphere and natural experience, as well as for campers who don't want to or cannot stray far from civilization. Many campers consider combining a camping vacation with ...
Atlanta
The Martin Luther King, Jr., National Historic Site includes a number of facilities that are operated in partnership with the National Park Service, Ebenezer Baptist Church and The King Center. Within these facilities the visitor can learn about Dr....
Augustine
Anastasia State Park welcomes hundreds of thousands visitors from all over the world to enjoy our natural and cultural treasures. At Anastasia you can enjoy camping, nature trails, beach time, water sports, and an archaeological site where coquina ro...
Mandeville
The crumbling brick ruins of a sugar mill built in 1829 by Bernard de Marigny de Mandeville, founder of the nearby town of Mandeville, suggest an interesting history for this site, and indeed there is. The wealthy Marigny developed this area across L...
New Orleans
City Park offers 1300 acres of year-round family fun. Located in the heart of New Orleans, City Park offers a wide menu of natural attractions, attractions for kids, sports and recreational activity including the New Orleans Botanical Garden, Storyla...
Stone Mountain
Located on 3,200 acres of natural beauty, Stone Mountain Park features a wide variety of fun family activities and things to do in the Atlanta, Georgia area. Amazing adventures await as you discover interactive childrens attractions. Plus you will no...

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