The Friends of Camp Helen State Park & Camp Helen park staff, invite the whole family to the 5th annual Movies & More series, for an evening filled with movies, food & fun. Held at the parks Recreation Hall, this event is FREE and open to the public. Seating will be provided.
Starting at 5:30pm, the evening begins with an interpretative program, followed by a campfire cookout, including hotdogs, s'mores & drinks, and will end with a more sure to be enjoyed by all.
2018 Movies & More schedule:
June 13th: The Little Mermaid
June 27th: A Bug's Life
June 11th: Madagascar
July 25th: Fern Gully - The Last Rainforest
This is a free event. Donations are accepted and will go directly to the Friends of Camp Helen State Park to be used to benefit the parks resource management, projects & interpretative programs.
More at Camp Helen State Park..
History Tours - Taking place the 1st Saturday of each month at 10am beginning at the Visitors Center. Go beyond your park visit, and discover the past and present, on a ranger guided walking tour where you can learn about the rich history of Camp Helen's Historic District.
Camp Helen State Park
is bordered on three sides by the Gulf of Mexico and Lake Powell, one of the largest coastal dune lakes in Florida. Coastal dune lakes are extremely rare worldwide; in the United States they occur only along the Gulf Coast. Prehistoric middens and mounds indicate that humans lived in the area more than 4,000 years ago. From 1945 until 1987, Camp Helen was a company resort for employees of an Alabama textile mill and some of the buildings are now being restored. Natural areas range from coastal dunes and salt marshes along the Gulf to freshwater wetlands and sand pine scrub along the lake. Activities include swimming, beachcombing, nature study, hiking, and both freshwater and saltwater fishing.