Topsail Hill Preserve State Park

A family of three enjoying a tent campsite at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park

Enjoy the beautiful beach line of the Gulf of Mexico when you visit the Topsail Hill Preserve State Park. This 1,640 acre park is teeming with wildlife, and is home to a variety of different habitats, perfect for wildlife viewing. From the beach to freshwater coastal dune lakes, longleaf pine forests to wetlands, Topsail has something for everyone. Enjoy 3.2 miles of white sand beach right on the Gulf of Mexico. Swim in the emerald green water, or try your hand at fishing. Saltwater fishing is a popular activity at Topsail. You could catch a pompano, or a king mackerel. Or head on over to the freshwater dune lakes and see if you can catch a bass or freshwater catfish. Fishing not your thing? Visitors are also able to kayak or paddleboard on the water. 


If you're all done exploring the water, head inland to experience the other activities Topsail has to offer. With over 15 miles worth of trails, Topsail is a great place to go biking, hiking, or birdwatching. In fact, Topsail Hill Preserve State Park is part of the Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail. You could catch a glimpse of red shouldered hawks, red cardinals, or snowy plovers at this state park. If you're planning on visiting the park on a Sunday, you're in luck! Each Sunday Topsail offers a Ranger Program. The Park Rangers will take you on a guided hike, teach you about the park's history and wildlife, and even offer a crafting porting for the kids. The topic will vary from week to week so it's always an adventure! Topsail also offers a 13 waypoint geocache program if you're in the mood for a high-tech treasure hunt. Not ready for the fun to end? Topsail has a variety of camping options. There are 156 RV sites, 22 tent campsites, 16 bungalows, and 16 cabins available for rent in the park.