Panama City Area - Florida State Parks

 
 

Constitution Convention Museum State Park

Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
The museum, which sits on a portion of the park's 12 acres, commemorates the work of the 56 territorial delegates who drafted Florida's first constitution in 1838. Following four more constitution conventions, Florida was finally admitted to the Union in 1845 as the 27th state. Visitors can take a self-guided tour through displays and exhibits of the era. Read more

John Gorrie Museum State Park

Apalachicola, Florida 32320
He became a pioneer in the field of air conditioning and refrigeration by inventing a machine that made ice, and received the first U.S. Patent for mechanical refrigeration in 1851. A replica of his ice-making machine is on display at the museum, as well as exhibits chronicling the colorful history of Apalachicola, which played an important role in Florida's economic development. Read more

Orman House Historic State Park

Apalachicola, Florida 32320
For a small fee, guided tours are offered hourly.Visit the adjoining Chapman Botanical Garden and Three Soldiers Detail, the gardens honor Dr. Alvin Chapman, enjoy the butterfly garden and other botanical features, walkways and open space. The Three Soldiers Detail is a bronze replica of the Vietnam memorial statue in Washington D.C. Read more
 

St. Andrews State Park

Panama City, Florida 32408
Those wanting to relax can sunbathe on the beach or enjoy a leisurely lunch under the shade of a picnic pavilion. Full-facility campsites, as well as primitive youth group camping, make this park a popular overnight destination. A concession offers snacks, souvenirs, and fishing amenities. Shell Island Boat Tours are available during the spring and summer. Read more
T.H. Stone Memorial St. Joseph Peninsula State Park Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
Sunbathing, snorkeling, and swimming are popular activities along the Gulf of Mexico and St. Joseph Bay. From offshore, canoeists and kayakers can take in a superb view of the high dunes and sand pine scrub. Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy camping, fishing, hiking, and bicycling. A boat ramp is located at Eagle Harbor on the bay side. Read more

Dr. Julian G. Bruce St. George Island State Park

St. George Island, Florida 32328
White sand beaches and rolling dunes covered with sea oats make this park a favorite destination for swimmers and sunbathers. Surf fishing is another popular activity. Boardwalks from the parking lot allow visitors to access the beach without causing damage to the fragile dunes and beach vegetation. Covered picnic tables overlooking the beach provide a great place for family outings. Read more
 


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