Emerald Coast

Nature Adventures

This page lists nature parks, botanical gardens, environmental centers, and other places where kids can study and enjoy nature in the Okaloosa County, Walton County and Bay County, Florida area.
Kids Okaloosa County, Walton County and Bay County: Nature Adventures - Fun 4 Emerald Coast Kids
"Rocking" Groups in Walton, Bay, and Okaloosa Counties

"Rocking" is a simple concept of finding rocks, painting them, and hiding them around town like hidd ...

Multiple Locations
30A Sea Life Discovery Center

Sea Life Discovery Center is a non-profit organization developed to connect kids to the ocean throug ...

37 LOGAN LN UNIT 1, Santa Rosa Beach, FL
Adams Park

Adams Park is a neighborhood park that overlooks St. Andrews Bay. Located in the 500 block of Bunker ...

Bunkers Cove Rd., Panama City, FL, 32401
Alaqua Park

This park features: Boat / Canoe Access Grills Pavilions Picnic Tables Restrooms

16 Johns Lane, Freeport, FL, 32439
Asbell Park

Asbell Park is located on East Beach Drive at East Caroline Boulevard. The park is adjacent to Lake ...

East Caroline Blvd., Panama City, Fl, 32401
Bay Memorial Walking Park

Bay Memorial Walking Park is a lighted nature park of over 13 acres. The park is located south of 11 ...

Garden Club Dr., Panama City, FL, 32401
Bayfield Park

This park features: Boat / Canoe Access Pavilions Picnic Tables Restrooms

21144 U.S. Highway 331 South, Freeport, FL, 32439
Blackwater Hatchery

The Blackwater Hatchery provides visitors with an unparalleled opportunity to learn about the native ...

8384 Fish Hatchery Road, Holt, FL, 32564
Blackwater River State Park

Despite its name — Blackwater, or the original Oka-lusa (water black) in the Muscogee language — the ...

7720 Deaton Bridge Road, Milton, FL, 32564
Bob George Park

Bob George has water views, boat ramp, picnic areas, picnic table, and shelter. Located at Church Av ...

Church Ave., Panama City, FL, 32401
Bruce Creek Park

This park has views of Bruce Creek and a grill.

855 Camp House Landing Road, Ponce de Leon, FL, 32455
Camp Timpoochee

Programs at Camp Timpoochee 4-H camp bring science to life in this living laboratory, with the fores ...

4275 Timpoochee Lane, Niceville, FL, 32578
Coffeen Nature Preserve

Over 200 acres with trails and military bunkers. The area has a rich military history (former WWII m ...

146 Coffeen Hill Rd, Santa Rosa Beach, FL, 32459
Conservation Park

A favorite destination for locals and tourists, the PCB Conservation Park offers opportunities for a ...

Griffin Blvd, Panama City Beach, FL, 32413
Cowford Landing

Enjoy a kayak/canoe launch, screened in pavilions for overnight camping, a restroom facility, picnic ...

55 Big Cedar Rd, Ponce De Leon, Florida, 32455
Crestview Environmental Center

The park provides a learning environment like no other and was acquired from the Florida Division of ...

130 Butler Circle, Crestview, FL, 32536
Dead River Landing and Seven Runs Creek

Free camping! Located at the eastern end of Seven Runs Creek, Dead River opens to the Choctawhatchee ...

Dead River Road, Ponce De Leon, FL, 32455
Deer Lake State Park

This park shares its name with the coastal dune lake within its boundaries. Coastal dune lakes are e ...

6350 East Highway 30A, Santa Rosa Beach, FL, 32459
E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center

The Biophilia Center educates, on average, 100 students a day in fourth and seventh grades, Monday t ...

4956 State Highway 20 East, Freeport, FL, 32439
Econfina Creek

Pitt Spring, Sylvan Springs, and multiple small springs contribute to the clear water of Econfina Cr ...

Eden Gardens State Park: Wesley House

Eden Gardens State Park contains approximately 163 acres of land that was part of the historic Wesle ...

181 Eden Gardens Road, Santa Rosa Beach, FL, 32459
Eglin Air Force Base Wildlife Management Area

The Eglin Air Force Base Reservation, part of which is adjacent to Niceville, offers 280,000 acres f ...

107 FL-85 North, Niceville, FL, 32578
Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge

ECWR provides wildlife rescue, rehab and environmental outreach to five counties in Northwest Florid ...

3051 Clopton's Circle, Navarre, FL, 32566
Ferry Park Nature Adventures

The paved trail has a few bridges that are great for watching turtles, ducks, and fish! There are ma ...

240 Hughes St NE, Fort Walton Beach, FL, 32548

Flowersview has picnic tables.

1234 Flowersview Blvd., Laurel Hill, FL, 32567
Fort Walton Landing

Located by the Emerald Coast Science Center, there is 700 feet of water front, boardwalk, boat ramps ...

Playground Features
131 SE Brooks Street, Fort Walton Beach, FL, 32548
Frank Brown Park

Frank Brown Park is one of Panama City Beach's primary attractions. Facilities: Community Cente ...

16200 Panama City Beach Pkwy, Panama City Beach, FL, 32413
Fred Gannon Rocky Bayou State Park

A former WWII gunnery and bombing practice range has been transformed into a stunning natural landsc ...

4281 State Road 20, Niceville, FL, 32578

Geocaching is a high-tech treasure hunting game played throughout the world by adventure seekers equ ...

Multiple Locations
Glendale Memorial Nature Preserve and Sculptures

Nestled in a restored long leaf pine forest, the Preserve offers a tranquil setting on 350 acres. Th ...

297 Railroad Avenue, DeFuniak Springs, FL, 32433
Grand Boulevard: Grand Park

Grand Park is the designated green space for the downtown area which is also called the town center. ...

495 Grand Boulevard, Miramar Beach, FL, 32550
Grayton Beach State Park

Soaking in warm gulf breezes while relaxing on pristine Grayton Beach might be the main attraction, ...

357 Main Park Road, Santa Rosa Beach, FL, 32459
Henderson Beach State Park

Enjoy a majestic shoreline anchored by 30-foot, snow-white sand dunes where basking in the Florida s ...

17000 Emerald Coast Parkway, Destin, FL, 32541
Henry Park

This park is located north of Chipley Park on Circle Dr. The Information Center is located within t ...

1162 Circle Drive, DeFuniak Springs, FL, 32435
Jolee Island

Enjoy this quiet nature area tucked away on the Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort. Short trails, picni ...

Playground Features
8868 Baypine Dr, Miramar Beach, FL, 32550
Juniper Lake

Juniper Lake is a popular fishing spot in DeFuniak. Features: Boat / Canoe Access Grills Pavi ...

1615 Juniper Lake Road, DeFuniak Springs, FL, 32433
Lakewood Park: Florida's Highest Point

Highest natural point in the state of Florida. This park features a scenic view and a granite marker ...

2759 North County Highway 285, DeFuniak Springs, FL, 32433
Lannie Rowe Park

Lannie Rowe Park is located on the 1100 block of Cherry Street in the Cove area of Panama City. The ...

1126 Cherry St., Panama City, FL, 32401
Little Adventures Packs

Looking for a one-of-a-kind adventure paired with delicious local eats? Check out our Little Adventu ...

2966 Scenic Highway 98, Destin, FL
Lynn Haven Sports Complex: Nature Boardwalk

The 60 acre park has an 800' Wilderness Boardwalk in addition to a walking/biking trail and 20 acres ...

2201 Recreation Dr., Panama City, FL, 32405
McKenzie Park

McKenzie Park is located downtown at the corner of Oak Avenue and Park Street. The main entrance to ...

Oak Ave., Panama City, FL, 32401
Morrison Springs

Morrison Springs is one of the most popular diving spots in northwest Florida and well-known through ...

874 Morrison Springs Road, Ponce de Leon, FL, 32455
Oak Tree Nature Park

Oak Tree Nature Park is a 25-acre tract of undeveloped property showcasing the area's native plant c ...

707 Hollywood Blvd., Mary Esther, FL, 32569
Oaks by the Bay Park

Oaks by the Bay Park, located at the south end of Beck Avenue in the St. Andrews area of Panama City ...

Beck Ave., Panama City, FL, 32401
Okaloosa County Geocache Trail

Join us in geocaching in Okaloosa County Parks! • A geocache has been placed in several of the Cou ...

Multiple Locations, FL
Parker Environmental Exploratorium Park

Parker Environmental Exploratorium Park is an ecology park nestled among hickory, magnolia and oak h ...

4700 Lake Drive, Parker, FL, 32404
Perrine Park

Located in historic district on Westview Avenue, this park is great for remembering days gone by. Th ...

Westview Avenue, Valparaiso, FL, 32580
Pine Log State Forest

Pine Log State Forest is home to a diverse mixture of animal and plant species, including the follow ...

State Road 79, Ebro, FL, 32437
Pitt Springs

Pitt Spring is one of many springs along Econfina Creek and one of the most popular in the area for ...

6315 FL-20, Youngstown, FL, 32466
Ponce de Leon Springs

This beautiful clear spring is named for Juan Ponce de León, who led the first Spanish expedition to ...

2860 State Park Road, Ponce de Leon, FL, 32455