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The Eastern Lake Campground is in Point Washington State Forest (Walton County), about 9 miles south of Freeport, FL. This is a primitive campground located near Eastern Lake. Campsites do not have water or electric, but a restroom is available. This state forest is widely used for hunting, mountain biking and hiking. The Eastern Lake Trail system consists of three double-track loop trails and the hiker or bicyclist can travel the 3.5-, 5- or 10-mile loop. The Longleaf Greenway Trail is approximately 8 miles; it is not a loop trail, but a spur trail off the Eastern Lake Trailhead. The McQuage Bayou Horse Trail is for horseback riding only and consists of two loops offering riders their choice of a three or five-mile ride. Other recreational activities featured here are: fishing, picnicking, bird watching, wildlife viewing and photography. This forest is part of the Florida Scenic Trail and Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail. Get outdoors and explore the recreational opportunities at Point Washington State Forest; for further information please Click Here.
Natural Features
Point Washington State Forest is approximately 15,400 acres and is comprised of 10 natural communities that are intermixed throughout the forest. A significant portion of the forest is sand hill, mesic flatwoods, basin swamp/titi drains, wet prairie and cypress swamps that are home to a diverse mixture of indigenous animal and plant species. For further information about Point Washington State Forest, please Click Here.
Facilities
  • Campsites are positioned around a loop scenically in the forest. Reserving multiple sites is encouraged for large groups.
  • All campsites share a communal outhouse.
  • Trail access is less than 1/4 mile from the campground.
  • Nearby Attractions
    Panama City Beach - 10 miles to East
  • Shipwreck Island, Gulf World, Zoo World, Ripleys, Wonderworks

    South Walton Beachs - 30A directly South of Forest
  • Santa Rosa Beach and Golf club
  • Paddleboarding, dining, shopping etc.

    Destin - 25 miles West
  • Big Kahuna's

    Fort Walton Beach - 35 miles West
  • Gulfarium Marin Adventure Park, Emerald Coast Science Center, Wild Willy's Adventure Zone Topsail, Henderson, Eden Gardens, Grayton Beach, Deer Lake and Camp Helen.
  • Campsites are fully PRIMITIVE - No running water or electric hookups at this facility. TENTS ONLY - NO RV's ALLOWED
  • Be AWARE of bears. Keep food in approved containers or inside vehicle, and remove trash from campsite.
  • During hunting seasons it is suggested that trail users wear bright Orange.
  • A maximum of 5 people are allowed per campsite.
  • Maximum stay is 14 days within a 30 day period.
  • Multiple campsites is recommended for groups.
  • All campsites are accessible by standard sized vehicles (NOT RV's) - contact forest for updated information regarding road conditions.
  • Fires are permitted in designated fire rings and grills ONLY.
  • All trash must be packed out. Do not leave trash on sites or in campground.

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