Lake Powell is the largest coastal dune lake in Florida and holds the coveted “Pristine Florida Waterway” designation. Wild Heron is lucky enough to sit right on it's shores. It's a perfect place to swim, boat, fish, water ski, canoe, kayak, paddle board and more.
Coastal dune lakes are lakes that occur in coastal communities along the Gulf of Mexico. The lakes are rare ecosystems only found in the Florida Panhandle, Madagascar, Australia, and New Zealand. They are freshwater systems that intermittently exchange water with the Gulf of Mexico through a meandering outlet. The periodic opening and closing is what makes coastal dune lakes so unique.
Gulf of Mexico
With over 50 miles of sugar sand beaches between Panama City Beach and the beaches of South Walton County, you can't help but find a unique experience at stops along the coast. From as far east as St. Andrews State Park where the beaches are easy to access, and undeveloped, to Camp Helen State Park and as far west as 30-A to Miramar Beach. Wild Heron is lucky to be within a short drive to them all. It's called the "Emerald Coast" and features Emerald Green waters and the whitest, softest sand in all the world - perfect for building sandcastles. If your idea of a good time is taking long walks on the beach and just plain playing in the sun - you won't find a better place to start than Wild Heron.