Camp Helen State Park
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
Effective May 16, 2023: Due to ongoing construction projects, restroom and changing rooms may be limited at Camp Helen State Park.
8 a.m. until sunset, 365 days a year.
$4 per vehicle. $2 per pedestrian or bicyclist. Please use the honor box to pay fees.
Welcome to Camp Helen State Park
Camp Helen is a place where visitors can explore an environment rich in natural and cultural resources.
The park is bordered by the Gulf of Mexico and by Lake Powell, the largest coastal dune lake in Florida.
This 180-acre park is for day use only. Activities include swimming, beachcombing, nature study, hiking, and both freshwater and saltwater fishing.
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 known as Avondale Mills. Some of those buildings have now been restored.
Plan Your Visit
Kayaking & Paddleboarding at Camp Helen
Trails at Camp Helen
Building Paradise on the Gulf Coast
Monitoring Sea Turtle Nests in Florida's State Parks
Camp Helen State Park Photo Gallery
Historic Lodge & Rainbow Cottages
People Make the Parks
This Park is Recognized by:
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