Topsail Hill Preserve State Park RV & Campground Guide

Florida

In Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, Topsail Hill Preserve State Park makes for an exciting family-friendly excursion. Rangers regularly interact with children by hosting campfire stories, leading plant walks, and hosting breakfasts where everyone can ask questions. Families can rent bikes at the park store and ride to Campbell Lake or the beach. At this preserve, which is 14 miles east of Destin and 12 miles northwest of Seaside, you'll find a 3.2-mile beach as well as opportunities for saltwater and freshwater fishing. Use the equipment from the park’s headquarters to go geo-seeking, which is like a big game of hide-and-seek with your crew. With so many possibilities, Topsail Hill Preserve is a must-see destination on the Florida Panhandle.

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Weather
Spring 57-76 F
Summer 76-89 F
Fall 68-84 F
Winter 48-63 F
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Nearby Cities
Destin, FL
Niceville, FL
Fort Walton Beach, FL
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Topsail Hill Preserve State Park

When you stay at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park, you'll be able to watch the sun come up over the water, play all day long, and sit around a campfire at night. Of course, camping will be more convenient if you bring your RV. If you don't have one, get a rental on RVshare.

Gregory E. Moore RV Resort

Gregory E. Moore RV Resort is located at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park. You can stroll about 2 miles to get to the beach or ride the complimentary tram. This campground, where rates start at about $24 per night, offers sites next to beautiful ponds, and it’s a short bike ride to Campbell Lake.


• Water hookup: Yes
• Electrical hookup: Yes
• Sewer hookup: Yes
• Wi-Fi: Yes (spots near the store)
• Pet-friendly: Yes
• Other amenities: Tram, park store, cable

Grayton Beach State Park

Grayton Beach State Park offers gulf fishing as well as the opportunity to fish on Western Lake. Rates start at about $30 per night at this campground. As for on-site adventures, you can rent canoes, go birding, and more.


• Water hookup: Yes
• Electrical hookup: Yes
• Sewer hookup: Yes
• Wi-Fi: No
• Pet-friendly: Yes
• Other amenities: Fishing, canoeing, birding

Camp Gulf

Rent a golf cart at Camp Gulf to get around easily; you may also want to rent a paddleboard to play on the water. There's also a pool with a water slide. Rates start at about $27 per day at this resort.


• Water hookup: Yes
• Electrical hookup: Yes
• Sewer hookup: Yes
• Wi-Fi: Yes
• Pet-friendly: Yes
• Other amenities: Swimming pool, golf cart rentals

Live Oak Landing

Play in the pool or on the playground at Live Oak Landing. You can also rent a boat and launch it from the boat dock. Rates start at about $82 per night at this RV park.


• Water hookup: Yes
• Electrical hookup: Yes
• Sewer hookup: Yes
• Wi-Fi: Yes
• Pet-friendly: Yes
• Other amenities: pool, boat dock

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What to Do at
Topsail Hill Preserve State Park

Inside Topsail Hill Preserve State Park

Make it a point to wake up early as you'll want to watch the birds catch their breakfast in the Gulf of Mexico at this state park. Then, get ready for a day of adventure fishing in the gulf or the freshwater lake. Check with the park’s rangers because they usually have special activities planned, especially on the weekends. Fifteen miles of hiking trails are available for exploring. Catch a ride on the tram to see this park’s amazing scenery or go for a bike ride.

Outside Topsail Hill Preserve State Park

You can find many attractions near Topsail Hill Preserve State Park. Santa Rosa Beach and Destin are both fun communities to explore. There are many nearby restaurants, shops, and historic sites to enjoy.

Restaurants

AJ's Seafood and Oyster Bar Grayton Beach

Check out some live music at this restaurant where you can get fish tacos, sushi, and other seafood favorites in a beach bar setting.

Type: Pub

Location: 63 Defuniak St, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

Christiano's Italian Restaurant

Eating at this upscale Italian restaurant is a treat for your eyes and taste buds because of the colorful fresh ingredients creatively prepared in your favorite dishes.

Type: Italian

Location: 4942 US Highway 98 W, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

Donut Hole

Start your day with a massive breakfast or opt for a pastry, like a fresh apple fritter. Come back later in the day for burgers and your favorite grill foods.

Type: Diner

Location: 6745 US Highway 98 W, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

Louis Louis

Stop at this restaurant for outstanding seafood, like their crab cakes, and be prepared to be amazed at the level served by a friendly expert server.

Type: Seafood

Location: 35 Mussett Bayou Rd, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

Bayou Bill’s Crab House

This Emerald Coast restaurant has been serving fresh oysters and other seafood entrees since 1986.

Type: Seafood

Location: 4748 US Highway 98 W, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

Shopping

30A Olive Oil Company

This company has been offering extra virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and local honey since 2015. You'll want to stop into their welcoming tasting room to find your favorites.

Location: 12805 E Hwy 98 Suite N101, Inlet Beach, FL 32461

Clay 30A

At this store, you'll find terra cotta pottery from around the world, fountain-making supplies, plants, and gifts.

Location: 808 East County Hwy 30A, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

Florida SweetTea Style

Browse for drinkware, apparel, and other beach-lifestyle clothing featuring the artwork of local artist Justin Gaffrey at this store.

Location: 6 Watercolor Blvd S Suite #102, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

Shine On Living

Find natural skin care products at this shop to help restore moisture and nutrients to your skin.

Location: 30A and Hwy 393 Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459 (Inside Yolo Board and Bike)

GulfWind Paddle & Surf

Paddleboards, surfboards, kayaks, and accessories are available at this shop that has been serving the area since 2005.

Location: 4552 US-98, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

Sightseeing

Grayton Beach State Park

Fish in Western Lake, play on the pristine beach, and hike the trails at this nearby state park.

Location: 357 Main Park Rd, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

Eden Garden State Park

Take a guided tour of the two-story Wesley House at this 163-acre state park before going fishing in the Choctawhatchee Bay. Stroll through the ornamental gardens, go kayaking in Tucker Bayou and enjoy a picnic in the natural area.

Location: 181 Eden Gardens Rd, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

Destin History and Fishing Museum

View over 5,500-square-feet of exhibits at this museum to learn why Destin is called the ‘Luckiest fishing village in the world.”

Location: 108 Stahlman Ave, Destin, FL 32541

Air Force Armament Museum

See over 25 World War II aircraft at this museum, in addition to an extensive collection of guns, bombs, bomblets and missiles.

Location: 100 Museum Dr, Eglin Air Force Base, FL 32542

Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida

Visitors to this museum can learn about the history of Northwest Florida through textiles, documents, and artifacts.

Location: 115 Westview Ave, Valparaiso, FL 32580

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How to Get to
Topsail Hill Preserve State Park

You can get to Topsail Hill Preserve State Park from Santa Rose Beach, Florida, in about five minutes. Start by going south out of town on North County Highway 393. Turn right on US Highway 98 West and left on West County Highway 30A.

Entering Topsail Hill Preserve State Park

The park is open for day use from 8 a.m. to sundown.

Per vehicle 2-8 people : $6

Per single-occupant vehicle : $4

Per walk-in or biker : $2

Walk or bike into the park at this reduced fee. This fee also applies to those who visit alongside a pass holder or to those with more than eight people in a vehicle.

Ever since the Quarters Turpentine Village was abandoned and the area turned into a state park, people have enjoyed coming to this location to go fishing, boating, hiking, camping, and more. If you've visited this state park, then share your experiences on your social media account. Tag RVshare in it so that our team can see what you and your friends are saying. You may also send your photos and stories to [email protected]