Ready for an outdoor adventure?! The Panama City Beach Conservation Park is perfect for bikers, hikers and nature enthusiasts. Established by the City of Panama City Beach to provide recreational opportunities while also serving as a safeguard for area wetlands, wildlife and forests, the park encompasses over 2,900 acres with 24 miles of trails and over a mile of boardwalks that lead through enchanting Cypress domes.
Choose from 12 trails varying anywhere from 11 miles to 0.6 miles suitable for a range of fitness and skill levels. Eight boardwalks totaling over a mile are scattered through the park with beautiful views of the wetlands. Trails are open from sunrise to sunset, seven days a week. Dogs on leashes are welcome with a limit of two dogs per person. A variety of wildlife can be spotted along the trails so be sure to bring binoculars and cameras.
Paved trails known as Gayle’s Trails after former Panama City Beach mayor Gayle Oberst connect the conservation park trails with other trials throughout the beach. A pavilion, picnic areas, an outdoor classroom and public restrooms are located at the trailhead parking lot. Seasonal programs are offed for park guests including bird walks, volunteer and recreational programs.