Camp Helen State Park, FL
May 13, 2006
View towards the Gulf of Mexico
A sweet little pink flower growing right out of the sand


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Camp Helen State Park is a relatively new addition to the Florida State Park system
(1994).  It is bordered on 3 sides by water from the Gulf of Mexico and Lake Powell, one
of the largest coastal dune lakes in Florida.  It was once a private summer camp and so
there are historic buildings to tour but there is also a nice nature trail that meanders
through an oak forest and a wide strip of white sand beach.  I also looked for the sea
monster that's been rumored to live in Lake Powell but did not have any luck spotting it
:(  Anyway, it was a nice afternoon exploring this little park on my last day in Florida...
Hmmm...  no sea monsters here