Camp Helen State Park Improvements
State of Florida
DWH Project Funding
Known Leveraged Funding
Natural Resource Damage Assessment Trustees (NRDA)
Natural Resource Damage Assessment NRDA
Engineering and/or Construction
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.