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Camp Helen State Park Improvements

Implementing Organization

State of Florida

Overview

DWH Project Funding

$3,326,027

Known Leveraged Funding

$0

Funding Organization

Natural Resource Damage Assessment Trustees (NRDA)

Funding Program

Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA)

Details

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.

Contact

Jim Reynolds
(850) 245-2814
James.Reynolds@floridadep.gov
Project Website
Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

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