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Camp Helen State Park

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23937 Panama City Beach Parkway
Panama City Beach, Florida 32413

(850) 233-5059

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A beautiful view overlooking Lake Powell, a rare coastal dune lake.

 Welcome to Camp Helen State Park

Camp Helen is bordered by the Gulf of Mexico on three sides, and by Lake Powell, one of the largest coastal dune lakes in Florida. Prehistoric middens and mounds indicate that humans inhabited the area more than 4,000 years ago. From 1945 until 1987 Camp Helen was a company resort for the employees of an Alabama textile mill. Some of those buildings have now been restored. The 180-acre park is for day use only. Activities include swimming, beachcombing, nature study, hiking and both freshwater and saltwater fishing.