There are Seven State Parks within striking distance from the hotel including Falling Waters, Ponce de Leon springs, Eden Gardens, Grayton Beach, Deer Lake, Camp Helen and Fred Gannon/Rocky Bayou. All of them have trails and many birding opportunities. The Florida Trail also passes just south of DeFuniak through the Nokuse Preserve. And there is a State Forest at Pine Log. For more information about the Florida Trail visit the Florida Trail Association at www.FloridaTrail.org. And for more information on Pine Log State Forest visit http://www.fl-dof.com/state_forests/.
Camping trips in and around these parks are also a welcome and very popular option among tourists from all over. Please contact these parks for local rates and options. Remember to take along your camping tent and sleeping bag for the experience of your life.