Campground
Dale W.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jul. 9, 2021

Rustic beauty on the shore of Eastern Lake.

Point Washington State Forest is located in the southernmost portion of Walton County. The primitive campsites, which require reservations through the ReserveAmerica system, can be accessed via forest roads 11 or 2 from U.S. Highway 98. See the forest map on the forest website https://www.fdacs.gov/Forest-Wildfire/Our-Forests/State-Forests/Point-Washington-State-Forest. 

I spent two nights in campground 2 site 1. I had a beautiful view of Eastern Lake and easy access to the water where there is a small dock. Great place to launch a canoe or kayak. I didn't have either but now I have a kayak and I will definitely put it on the lake on my next visit.

Point Washington also offers three hiking trail options on the Eastern Lake bike/hike trial. The hiker or bicyclist can travel the 3.5-, 5- or 10-mile loop. This trail is part of the  Florida Forest Service's Trailwalker Hiking Program.

I hade a great time camping in Point Washington State Forest. My only caution is be prepared for the forest roads. Like most forest roads, they can be rough traveling and often poorly marked.

  • The gate to forest road 11 located across Hwy 98 from the fire tower.
  • On the Eastern Lake Hiking Trail.
  • Tree with trail markers for the three trail options.
  • Morning coffee beside the fire.
  • My campsite.
  • Campground 2, site 1 on the shore of Eastern Lake.
SiteCampground 2, site 1

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