Vernon, Florida

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  • Vernon, Florida

    Paddle to Cypress Spring

    3.8
    1 mi
    Starting at Cotton Landing, you paddle about a quarter of a mile downstream until you encounter the spring run to the right/north. Another tenth of a mile or so up the run will take you to one of the most beautiful spring-fed swimming holes you will ever find. Fed by a 2nd magnitude spring, this ...
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  • Vernon, Florida

    Freedive at Cypress Spring

    5.0
    Cypress Spring is only accessible by water due to it being surrounded by private property, so bring your canoe, kayak, SUP, or boat to one of the many landings along Holmes Creek. The shortest and easiest way to get to the spring is to launch your vessel at Cotton Landing. From there, it is a sho...
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  • Ponce de Leon, Florida

    Snorkel & Dive at Vortex Spring

    5.0
    SCUBA & Free Diving: Established in 1972 by Doc and Ruth Dockery, Vortex Spring is home to the Red & White "Diver Down" Flag and is one of the largest diving facilities in the state of Florida, with 28 million gallons of crystal "gin" clear water daily at a year round temperature of 68 de...
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  • Panama City, Florida

    Fishing in St. Andrew's Bay

    5.0
    You can park by some nice picnic areas with ample, well-lit parking. The bay is very shallow; in the pictures featured above, my friend and I were probably 100 yards out into the water and were still standing at waist height. Crabs underfoot and are not scared to bite (we know this now).
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  • Santa Rosa Beach, Florida

    Hike the Flatwoods Trail

    3.0
    4.5 mi
    It is advised to first stop at the Main Graywood State Park Entrance and get a trailmap from the rangers. To access the trail, park at the pulloff on E Co Hwy 30A across from Old Miller Pl. The trail takes you through tall pines and rich green undergrowth. Plenty of fascinating wildlife live here...
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  • 7525 West County Highway 30A, Florida

    Topsail Trails

    10.87 mi / 358 ft gain
    Topsail Trails is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Santa Rosa Beach, Florida.
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  • Niceville, Florida

    Rocky Bayou Campground

    1.32 mi / 112 ft gain
    Rocky Bayou Campground is a loop trail that is good for all skill levels located near Niceville, Florida.
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  • Destin, Florida

    SCUBA Dive Air Force (Eglin) Barge

    4.0
    SCUBA dive the Air Force Barge, AKA Englin Barge, located at Latitude 30.35415°, Longitude -86.49302°. For this trip, I went through ScubaTech, a local Destin dive shop that rents dive gear, fills tanks, and takes groups out on various reef and wreck dives in the Destin area. They offer 3 hour an...
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  • Destin, Florida

    SCUBA Dive the "Miss Louise" Tug Boat

    4.0
    SCUBA dive the "Miss Louise" tug boat wreck, located at N 30:22.287, W 86:25.317. For this trip, I went through ScubaTech, a local Destin dive shop that rents dive gear, fills tanks, and takes groups out on various reef and wreck dives in the Destin area. They offer 4 hour (2 dive) trips on their...
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Camping and Lodging in Vernon

Camel Lake Campground
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Camel Lake Campground