St. Andrews State Park
Located at 4607 State Park Ln., east end of Panama City Beach off Thomas Drive.
850-708-6100. Open 8am to sunset. Fees
for park entrance and camping. The park covers 1,260 acres and offers nature trails, 1.5 miles of beaches, sand dunes, alligator lakes, boating, fishing, jetty snorkeling, bicycling, and a shuttle service to Shell Island in the Spring and Summer months. Amenities include bathrooms, picnic tables, boat ramps, fishing piers, snorkel and mask rental, canoe and kayak rental, concessions and camping facilities.
Camp Helen State Park
Located at 23937 Panama City Beach Parkway. Panama City Beach 850-233-5059.
Open 8am- Sunset. Fee for park admission. Camp Helen is surrounded by Phillips Inlet, Lake Powell and the Gulf of Mexico. The park is made up of large sand dunes, wetlands and freshwater lakes. Swimming, boating, fishing and hiking are popular activities. Nice views of Phillips Inlet and Gulf of Mexico. Amenities include picnic tables, bathrooms.
Frank Brown Park
Located at 16200 PCBeach Parkway in
Panama City Beach.
The Department of Parks and Recreation of Panama City Beach. 850-233-5045. Park hours 6am to 10pm. Community Center hours 8am-8pm. Park offers lighted tennis courts, basketball court,1.1 mile mwalking track, an Aquatic Center, playground, dog-walking trail and athletic fields.
Eden State Gardens
Located at 181 Eden Gardens Rd., Santa Rosa Beach. 850-267-8320.10.5 acre grounds, gardens and picnic area open daily 8am to sunset. Mansion open for hourly guided tours Thursday through Monday 9am-4pm. Fee for park entrance and guided tours. Amenities include picnic tables, grills and restrooms. Civil War re-enactments held several times a year.