Get Lost in Nature: Explore State Parks near Panama City Beach

A photo of one of the state parks near Panama City Beach.

Everyone knows Panama City Beach has world-class beaches. From the emerald-green waters to the power-soft sands, the shoreline near Treasure Island Resort Condominium is the perfect place to soak in the Florida sunshine and relax. If you are looking to take a break from the beaches while still enjoying the outdoors, plan to visit one of the state parks near Panama City Beach.

A Guide to Area State Parks

With 175 state parks, trails, and historic sites in the state, there is no shortage of fantastic spots to explore during your Panama City Beach getaway. There are parks within a short drive from your vacation rental and ones that would make a great day trip.

St. Andrews State Park

Make the quick trip down the road, and you’ll reach the entrance of St. Andrews State Park. While here, you’ll be able to experience five ecological landscapes in one place. This park is known for its bicycle trails, boat tours, fishing. It’s also a great spot to enjoy birdwatching.

Camp Helen State Park

See one of the largest coastal dune lakes in the state when you visit Camp Helen State Park, which is only about 30 minutes away from the resort. Bordered by Lake Powell and the Gulf of Mexico, this 180-park is an excellent spot to go swimming, beachcombing, and more.

Eden Gardens State Park

Go on a guided tour of the historic Wesley House, an 1897 mansion, at Eden Gardens State Park in nearby Santa Rosa Beach. Be sure to leave plenty of time to explore the stunning gardens and even fish off the dock in Tucker Bayou.

When planning your day at a state park, remember there is an entrance fee. Those who live in the area or visit often should look into purchasing an annual state park pass

Experience the Beautiful Florida Outdoors

A room at a condo resort in Florida close to state parks near Panama City Beach.

Whether you’re exploring a state park near Panama City Beach or relaxing on a sandy beach, there’s plenty of ways to explore the stunning Florida scenery. Treasure Island Resort Condominium is the perfect home base for your panhandle escape. With luxurious accommodations, fantastic amenities, and close proximity to area shops and restaurants, you’ll have everything you need to make the most out of your vacation. To learn more about our condos and which one fits your needs best, call us at 850-818-8132.

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