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Camp Helen State Park

23937 Panama City Beach Parkway
Panama City Beach, Florida 32413

Phone: 850-233-5059
Fax: 850-236-3204

Camp Helen State Park is a unique geological landform surrounded on three sides by The Gulf of Mexico, Phillips Inlet, and Lake Powell. The diversity provided by the three different water bodies creates a habitat for wildlife that includes rare shorebirds, and Bald Eagles. The 183.5 acre park contains maritime hammocks, freshwater wetlands, sand pine scrub, coastal dunes, as well as a salt marsh. The lodge at Camp Helen, and its cottages offer a look at how tourist spent their vacations in the 1940’s. Be prepared to hike a bit to enjoy this park’s wonderful trails and beaches. Fishing for both fresh and saltwater species has traditionally been popular at Camp Helen.

Camp Helen State Park Photo

Due to ongoing construction and seasonal wildlife nesting, we ask that you adhere to posted restrictions while visiting Camp Helen. This is important for your safety, and for the survival of listed species. We remind you that Camp Helen State Park is in the early stages of its planned development, we will periodically keep you posted on our progress.

Hours of Operation
8 A.M. to sunset, daily

Driving Directions
Camp Helen is located at 23937 Panama City Beach Parkway,Panama City Beach, FL, just west of the Phillips Inlet bridge on the Bay County and Walton county line. The entrance is South of U.S. Hwy 98 and approximately 6 miles west of State road 79.