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Point Washington State Forest

Point Washington State Park

Point Washington State Forest, a 15,000-acre forest, is home to more than 10 miles of trails sure to challenge bicyclists, hikers, and nature lovers.  This vast forest consists of 10 different natural communities, including rare sandhill ecosystems. Visit Point Washington State Forest and take a journey by bike or by foot.

Point Washington State Forest primarily consists of sand hills, basin swamps, wet flatwoods, wet prairie, and cypress swamps. In fact, this forest hosts the world’s largest known population of Curtiss sandgrass. Point Washington State Forest is also home to a number of rare species such as the Bald Eagle and the American Kestrel.

If you’re looking to explore the trails of Point Washington State Forest, you can take your pick of three routes: a three-mile loop (indicated by yellow signs); a four-mile loop (indicated by red signs); or a seven-mile loop (indicated by orange signs). While venturing through these sandy trails, you might spot an endangered red-cockaded woodpecker or a gopher tortoise, a species of special concern to environmentalists.

Location

FL Division of Forestry
Point Washington State Forest
5865 East US Hwy 98
Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459
Phone: (850) 231-5800
Email: vanderj@doacs.state.fl.us