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Topsail Hill - Amphitheater

The amphitheater is located centrally in the campground and is used for interpretive programs year round. Please contact the ranger station for more details.

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Topsail Hill - Beach

Swim, sun, beachcomb for sea beans and watch shorebirds along 3.2 miles of quiet, white quartz sand beaches with the emerald waters of the Gulf of Mexico lapping on the shore. A tram running every 2 hours starting at 9 AM will take you to the beach or if you choose you can walk or bike a half-mile along the path to the beach. Beach carts can be rented for $10 for 24 hours; $6 for each additional day. Kayaks can be rented for the day for $55. Stop by the Campground Store to make arrangements.

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Topsail Hill - Bicycling

Come and enjoy a beautiful ride along a paved road that leads to the beach or to Campbell Lake.  Bicycles can be rented at the park store. Individual bikes are rented for $20 for a day, $15 for each additional day or $55 for the week.  Tandem and tricycle bicycles are also available to rent - $30 for a day, $20 for each additional day or $90 for the week.  Bicycle carts are available for $15 for a day and $10 for each additional day.  Please remember state law requires riders under the age of 16 to wear a properly fitted bike helmet.

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Topsail Hill - Birding

Topsail Hill Preserve has more than 13 miles of trails for viewing a variety of birds both inland and along the shore.  Visitors can see red shouldered hawks, eastern bluebirds, red cardinals and ospreys as well as threatened snowy plovers and piping plovers.  Topsail Hill Preserve is part of the Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail.

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Topsail Hill - Cabins

There are 16, “no two are the same,” one bedroom bungalows that accommodate up to four people. There is a Queen sized bed in the bedroom for two people as well as a sleeper sofa in the living area for an additional two people. Each unique bungalow is fully furnished and equipped with all appliances, cable TV and initial set of linens. Each bungalow has a carport, full kitchen, bathroom, dining area and living room.

There are 16 cabins accommodating up to six people with two bedrooms and two baths, full kitchen and a living/dining area. One bedroom has a queen size bed, one bedroom has two (2) twin beds. There is a queen size pull out sofa in the living area. Cabin amenities include a screened porch, picnic table and grill. The initial set of linens is provided.

Phones are not provided. A Wi-Fi hotspot is located at the Park Store as a courtesy service provided by the Friends of Topsail Hill Preserve State Park.

Reservations up to 11 months in advance through ReserveAmerica. Book Online or call (800) 326-3521 (8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.) or TDD (888) 433-0287. Pets are not permitted in cabins or bungalows.

There is a minimum two nights stay in cabins on weekends and holidays, either Friday and Saturday night, or Saturday and Sunday nights.

Bungalow Rental: (Four people maximum)
$100.00 per night, plus tax, plus a non-refundable $6.70 reservation fee. August 1 - January 31.
$120.00 per night, plus tax, plus a non-refundable $6.70 reservation fee. February 1 - July 31.

Cabin Rental: (Six people maximum)
$130.00 per night, plus tax, plus a non-refundable $6.70 reservation fee. August 1 - January 31.
$145.00 per night, plus tax, plus a non-refundable $6.70 reservation fee. February 1 - July 31.

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Topsail Hill - Camping

The Gregory E Moore RV Resort campground has 156 RV sites with water, 30 or 50 amp electric, digital cable, sewer, (non-heated) swimming pool, laundry facilities and shuffleboard courts. Bathrooms with showers are heated and cooled. Big rigs welcome.  The campground has an "all" HD Digital cable system.  Your TV must be digital-ready and have a QAM tuner to receive cable reception.  Pets are welcome at the RV sites.  Check the Pet Policy for more details.   

Twenty-two tent sites include an elevated tent pad, a fire ring and water and electric hook-ups. A restroom with showers is located in the tent camping area. Pets are welcome at the campsites. Check the Pet Policy for more details. 

The park also has thirty - two cabins/bungalows available for rent.  Go here for more information on them.

Maximum RV length = 45 ft. Please note that not all RV sites are able to handle this length.  Double check the site length during your reservation process. 

Reservations: Reservations may be made up to 11 months in advance through ReserveAmerica. Book Online or call (800) 326-3521 (8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.) or TDD (888) 433-0287.

Campers can bike, walk or take a tram ride to the beach.  A Park Store offers camping items, as well as snacks, drinks and bike/canoe/kayak/paddleboard rentals.  The Park Store is open every day 8am - 5pm.  There is also a Wi-Fi hotspot located outside the Park Store courtesy of the Friends of Topsail Hill Preserve State Park. 

 

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Topsail Hill - Canoeing and Kayaking

Visitors can canoe, kayak or paddleboard on Campbell Lake, a rare coastal dune lake. They can also paddleboard or kayak on the Gulf.  Canoes, kayaks and paddleboards can be rented at the Park Store.  $40 for four hours; $65 for the day. Personal watercraft (canoes, kayaks and paddleboards as well as accessories - PFDs, paddles etc) cannot be used in the park because of the possibility of introducing exotic plants into the dune lake. 

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Topsail Hill - Concession and Restaurant

Topsail Hill Preserve State Park has a park store with several snacks, drinks, ice, firewood, souvenirs and camping supplies available for purchase.  The Park Store also has bikes, canoes, kayaks and paddleboards available to rent. 

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Topsail Hill - Fishing

Try your luck on our excellent fishing spots. Enjoy fresh water fishing on one of our coastal dune lakes. These lakes are full of many types of freshwater fish including bass, pan fish, and freshwater catfish. The 3.2 mile stretch of secluded beach is excellent for saltwater fishing. Catch a pompano, red fish, Spanish or king mackerel. A fishing license may be required for fresh and saltwater fishing.

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Topsail Hill - Geo-Seeking

Geocaching is an outdoor game using hand-held global positioning systems (GPS) devices. It's effectively an inexpensive, interactive, high-tech treasure hunt that's a great way to learn geography. Participants use location coordinates to find caches. Some caches are easy to find; others are more difficult. The biggest reward is the thrill of the search and the discovery of a place where you have never been. Geocaching should have minimal impact to the environment and conscientious land use ethics should be followed.

The Operation Recreation GeoTour hosted by Geocaching.com, stretches from Pensacola to Key West and includes 71 of the First Three Time National Gold Medal Award Winning Florida State Parks and Trails. Visit 20 caches and win the Official Operation Recreation Geocoin. Download and print the Official Tracking Sheet to begin your adventure. Remember to cache and save with unlimited entry for a year with the Florida State Parks Annual Pass.

The Florida Park Service is proud to announce it has launched the Operation Recreation Kids GeoTour. Look inside Operation Recreation GeoTour geocaches for one of six possible Nature Cards. Every cache has one of six species. Record the name of the Florida State Park where you first find each of the six species on the Kids Official Tracking Sheet. Find all six species and win the ORGT Kids GeoTour Geocoin!

Topsail Hill Preserve State Park has a special twelve location geocache program.  Each geocache has special interpretive information about the area within the park where it is located.  Visitors can pick up the coordinates for this program at the Park Store on Wednesdays or Saturdays between 9 am and 2 pm.  Visitors will only find the park's ORGT geocache in the Geocaching.com app.  All coordinates for the remaining eleven locations of this special geocache program are only available in the packet visitors pickup in the Park Store.  

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Topsail Hill - Hiking Nature Trail

There are over ten miles of marked hiking trails within the park.  The Beach Tram trail and the Campbell Lake Bike trail are both paved, making them perfect for a beautiful bike ride amongst the Long Leaf pine trees.  The No Name Lake trail takes you to the smallest of the Coastal Dune Lakes in the park.  The Turpentine trail allows you to witness remnants of the turpentining industry in the late 1800s and early 1900s.  Along the Deer Track trail you will see Campbell Lake, a rare Coastal Dune Lake, as well as carnivorous plants.  The Old Growth Trail reaches the far western portions of the park.  Morris Lake trail meanders through ancient dunes and scrub communities. Along this trail you can see remnants of the missile testing program during WWII. 

To access all trails, enter the park at 7525 W. County Hwy 30, Santa Rosa Beach, Florida 32459.  All trail heads start at the day use parking lot and split off as you walk further in to the park.  Make sure to pick up a trail map at the ranger station.  Please be safe and take a cell phone, hat, sunscreen, bug spray and plenty of water with you so you can fully enjoy your beautiful walk through Topsail Hill Preserve State Park. 

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Topsail Hill - Pets

Pets are allowed at Topsail Hill and must be well behaved and on a six-foot leash at all times.  Pets are not allowed in cabins or on the beach.

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Topsail Hill - Picnic Pavilion

The park offers two small pavilions for use which are located at Campbell Lake for visitors to enjoy.  Visitors must enter through the main park entrance off of Hwy 30-A and hike to the picnic area.

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Topsail Hill - Picnicking

Enjoy a picnic at one of our picnic tables scattered throughout the day use area, as well as two small picnic pavilions located at Campbell Lake.  Picnics at the beach are also an enjoyable way to spend the day.  To better enjoy the beach picnicking experience, please remember that glass containers, alcohol and pets are not allowed.

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Topsail Hill - Playground

Visitors will find a small outdoor playground in the campground area near the tent camping area. 

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Topsail Hill - Restroom Facilities

Located in our day-use area parking lot off of Hwy. 30A, there is a tram station along with picnic tables and ADA restrooms. Our campground has two large ADA bath houses and a laundry facility. There is an ADA restroom near our beach boardwalk at the end of the tram road. 

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Topsail Hill - Shower Station

There are outdoor showers for rinsing off after a day at the beach near the beach bathhouse at the end of the tram path.

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Topsail Hill - Swimming

Swim in the emerald waters of the Gulf of Mexico anywhere along 3.2 miles of quiet, white quartz sand beaches.  Lifeguards are not provided.

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Topsail Hill - Tours

Topsail Hill offers ranger programs weekly for all visitors to enjoy. Please see our Ranger Program section.

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Topsail Hill - Tours

Topsail Hill offers ranger programs weekly for all visitors to enjoy. Please see our Ranger Program section here on this website or ask for a program schedule upon entering the park.  You can also sign up to receive the quarterly program schedule via email by emailing the Friends of Topsail Hill Preserve State Park at friendsofthsp@gmail.com.

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Topsail Hill - Visitor Center

To receive information on the park and local attractions, come to our visitor area located in the Ranger Station at the main park entrance or the Campground Store located within the campground area.

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Topsail Hill - Wildlife Viewing

Topsail Hill Preserve State Park has excellent trails, beaches and lakes for viewing wildlife, including birds, reptiles and mammals. Topsail Hill Preserve is part of the Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail.