Explore the most popular trails in Camp Helen State Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Camp Helen is bordered by the Gulf of Mexico on three sides, and by Lake Powell, one of the largest coastal dune lakes in Florida. Prehistoric middens and mounds indicate that humans inhabited the area more than 4,000 years ago. From 1945 until 1987 Camp Helen was a company resort for the employees of an Alabama textile mill. Some of those buildings have now been restored. The 180-acre park is for day use only. Activities include swimming, beachcombing, nature study, hiking and both freshwater and saltwater fishing.

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Varies and that's stimulating!

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2 months ago

The hike doesn't include the southernmost part of the loop shown here. That part is service road with do not enter signs posted. If you walk down to the lakeshore from the visitor center, you can also turn left and walk under the road and there is another loop. It is a good walk if you do both parts.

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