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Camp Helen State Park Improvements

Implementing Organization

State of Florida


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Known Leveraged Funding


Funding Organization

Natural Resource Damage Assessment Trustees (NRDA)

Funding Program

Natural Resource Damage Assessment NRDA


Project Category

Recreational Use

Project Actions

Engineering and/or Construction

Targeted Resources

Recreational Resources

Project Description

The project will provide and enhance recreational opportunities at Camp Helen State Park by constructing amenities in a new day-use area on the northern parcel of the park (north of US 98) and two docks and walkway extensions at the Lake Powell waterfront. Specifically, the project includes: • Construction of turn lanes to a 400-foot controlled-access entrance road, a 20-space parking area, a boardwalk, three picnic pavilions, and a 10-fixture restroom; • Construction of two improved docks to access the water (one for paddle-craft and one for power craft) and associated walkway extensions to connect existing walkways to the docks. Camp Helen State Park provides public access to a broad range of significant cultural and natural resources. Its landscape conserves intact scrub, coastal grassland, and beach dune. Restored historic structures and a visitor center tell the local history of the Hicks family and Avondale Mills Retreat. The addition of the day-use area amenities will provide increased and enhanced recreational opportunities to the park.


Pearce Barrett
(850) 245-2106
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