90 Business Park Rd
Defuniak Springs, FL 32435
Phone: (850) 520-4691
Fax: (850) 520-4694
This park is centered around a beautiful white house with a traditional southern wrap-around porch and white columns. This house was owned by the Wesleys, a wealthy Florida timber family, and since has been a showplace of their antiques and family heirlooms. Today you can take a guided tour through the house and stroll the beautiful gardens and picnic areas at your leisure. The tours run hourly on Thursday though Monday.
Situated adjacent to the Grayton Beach State Park, the Point Washington State Forest is over 15,000 acres in area. A popular hiking, off-road bicycling and hunting destination, the forest is managed by the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, who regulates the hunting season. Some endangered or otherwise rare species that can be found here include the American kestrel, gopher tortoise and flatwoods salamander.
Pine Log State Forest was actually the state of Florida's first state forest, being established in 1936. Several threatened and endangered species of flora and fauna call the forest home, including the gopher tortoise, flatwoods salamander and Chapman's crownbeard. More than 7000 acres provides ample room for different natural environments from cypress ponds to sandhills. There are plenty of campsites and recreational opportunities in the forest, including 13 miles of hiking trails.
Located within the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, the Baytowne Golf Club offers players an award-winning course. With lush greens, rolling hills, ponds, and a course that covers both the beach and the bay, it's no wonder Baytowne has been recognized by many publications as one of the best courses in the area. There are also a number of junior tees for beginners, casual players, or those just looking for a quick game.
Located near Grayton Beach State Park, Topsail Hill Preserve Park has plenty to amuse outdoor enthusiasts. Visitors can enjoy stretches of the white sand beaches the area is known for, explore nature trails, or try their luck fishing in one of the coastal lakes. An RV campground and campsite are also available for those who wish to stay longer.