JUDY WARNOCK

Topsail Hill Preserve Part I

Our August camping trip took us to Florida's panhandle and a state park called Topsail Hill Preserve, 10 miles east of Destin.  The park gets its name from the tall sand dunes that rise up to 25 feet--much like a ship's sail.   We had heard a lot about this park from other campers so we wanted to check it out.  The campground is different from the usual system of secluded loops and circles.  Topsail was previously an RV resort so it comes complete with swimming pool, shuffleboard, clubhouse and laundry.  Scattered about are some small lakes or ponds, many walking paths, and a fishing pier.