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Camp Helen State Park

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I can walk here from where I live, so this is a very special place. You can rent a paddle board for... read more

Reviewed August 6, 2018
Rosemary Beach, Florida
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feb 2017

A delightful park...a journey into the way it was back in the 1940's and fifties. Great beach and... read more

Reviewed August 6, 2018
New River Beach, Canada
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23937 Panama City Beach Pkwy, Inlet Beach, FL 32413-7369
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Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

I can walk here from where I live, so this is a very special place. You can rent a paddle board for an affordable price and have fun on the lake. What I enjoy doing is walking around the park, paddle boarding and getting a...More

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Reviewed August 6, 2018

A delightful park...a journey into the way it was back in the 1940's and fifties. Great beach and cabins to explore. Not busy (at least in the winter)..very peaceful place to visit

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Reviewed July 24, 2018

This place was absolutely gorgeous. We were tired of the crowds at Seaside so we loaded up the car with chairs, umbrellas and a cooler. I had seen a post by an instagram blogger about this place and want to see it in person. Parking...More

1  Thank JointheHumaneSociety
Reviewed July 19, 2018 via mobile

Came Helen is an amazing place to spend the day! You can take a hike out to the ocean taking in the sights or you can rent a kayak and load up your stuff and walk the kayak out there via the lake that feeds...More

Thank Suzy M
Reviewed June 16, 2018 via mobile

My Father worked for Avondale Trucking Department. Every week of July 4th was the Trucking Department time for vaction. It was so awsome. We were like a huge family. Everyone liked everyone, if you had young children you never had to worry about them. Eveyone...More

Thank jenniferhayes560
Reviewed June 1, 2018

Took our family here during a cloudy day at PCB. This is truly a "hidden gem"! The trails, beach access and scenery are fantastic. There is a small welcome center with some "artifacts". The park ranger was very friendly and helpful.

Thank Trent J
Reviewed May 20, 2018

Camp Helen is a small state park across Powell Lake from Panama City Beach. It has a small footprint but there is plenty to do there. The name comes from the park's history as a vacation camp for the employees of a textile company. Prior...More

3  Thank OldSalt558
Reviewed April 27, 2018 via mobile

Ran across this park and decided to stop... glad we did. This place is so pretty and has great history too... the beach is beautiful but it is a bit of a walk... but so worth it. Very relaxing place.

Thank Karen B
Reviewed April 17, 2018

Excellent views of the Bay, close to lodging on the west end of the beach, nice space for a celebration.

Thank Nomadic-Route
Reviewed March 28, 2018

You can embark on a self guided walking tour of the former summer home of Robert Hicks, circa 1928. The camp is well maintained and provides a glimpse into the compound his wife created for employees of Avondale Textile Mills. After wandering through the compound,...More

1  Thank bathtravel123
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September 3, 2017|
Response from MicheleFC1 | Reviewed this property |
I just looked on Camp Helen's website and found the following about pets: "Pets are permitted in designated areas only. Where allowed, pets must be kept on a hand-held leash, no longer than six feet and well behaved at all... More
July 16, 2017|
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Response from PennaRoadTrip | Reviewed this property |
The path to the beach wasn't easy walking at some areas, so don't think a bike would work at all. We didn't find shells.