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Hike Name: Beach Trail
Country: United States
State: Florida
Nearby Town: Panama City Beach
Rating: 4 stars
Directions: Camp Helen State Park is located west of Panama City Beach on U.S. 98 at the west end of the Phillips Inlet bridge, just inside Bay County. The entrance is South of U.S. Hwy 98 and approximately six miles west of State Road 79.
Total Hike Distance: 1.20 miles
Hike Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Permit Required: No
Hike Type: In and Out, Backtrack Hike
Hike Starts/Ends: Visitor's Center
Trails Used: Beach Trail
Backcountry Campsites: No
Backcountry Water Sources: None
Management: State Park Service
Contact Information: Camp Helen State Park
23937 Panama City Beach Parkway
Panama City Beach, Florida 32413
(850) 233-5059
Best Season: Winter, Spring, Fall
Users: Hikers
Hike Summary: Camp Helen is a 180-acre State Park located in Panama City Beach, Florida. From 1945 until 1987, it served as a resort for employees of an Alabama textile mill. The main lodge and many of the colored guest cabins are still present on the property but are no longer in use.

The park is bordered by the Gulf of Mexico on three sides, and by Lake Powell, one of the largest coastal dune lakes in Florida. There is both a nature trail and a beach trail at the park - the latter a 0.6 mile hike to a pristine beach that is available for day use only.
Road Conditions: Primary Paved Roads

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