Our Local Area
DeFuniak Springs is part of Historical Florida
DeFuniak Springs, Florida is located in Walton County between Pensacola and Tallahassee and emerged in the 1880s as a railroad stop. This town reflects a look of Old Florida, with many historical buildings and landmarks. It has the oldest library in Florida that is still serving the public, the retro Hotel DeFuniak, the Chautauqua Winery, and a lovely collection of Victorian homes that encircle the nearly symmetrical spring-fed Lake DeFuniak – one of only two such naturally circular bodies of water in the world. (Switzerland has the other one.)
Enjoy historical Florida and the local conveniences to Twin Lakes Camp Resort – the Campground and RV Park your family will enjoy. Our Cabin Suites are themed after 5 of the historical buildings in downtown DeFuniak Springs. There are 280 buildings listed on the National Historical Register. Enjoy your stay in “The Chautauqua”, “The Library”, “The Victorian”, “The Depot”, or “The Steeple” Suites as you learn more about this beautiful southern town.
Some of Our Area’s Things To Do
DeFuniak Historic District Tour
The historic district of DeFuniak Springs, Florida is mostly comprised of a once-gated resort/campus opened in 1885 for a seasonal, multi-week event called the Florida Chautauqua Assembly. Start at 1162 Circle Drive for an overview of the campus/resort grounds and history.
We have some of the most beautiful sugar-white beaches in the world. There is a public parking area and public beach access 37 miles from Twin Lakes Campground, at the end of CR 393. Take Hwy 331 south to Hwy 98, go right 3 miles and left on Hwy 393, then go to the end to parking area.
Biking Tours of 30A
A beautiful, scenic ride through beach communities. Bring your own bike or rent a bike throughout the area. This is also a great drive to discover shopping, dining, and sight seeing.
Morrison Springs Park
Approximately 30 minutes from Twin Lakes Campground, Morrison Springs offers deep, clear water making it a very popular spot for scuba diving and swimming. It is part of a county park set in the floodplain of the Choctawhatchee River. Great for Swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, photography, nature walk/boardwalk, birding and there is no entrance fee. From Interstate 10, take Exit 96 onto Highway 81 South. Go about 6 miles. Turn left onto Highway 181-A. Drive for 1.5 miles, turn right onto Morrison Springs Road and follow the road to its end.
Walton County Heritage Museum
Located in the olden day L&N Train Depot in Defuniak Springs, Florida, Walton County Heritage Museum celebrates the community’s history. A great place to enjoy the past.
Please let us know if we can help you plan your day. Come by the store or give us a call at 850-892-5914. Besides visiting the local area attractions, we also have activities available right here at Twin Lakes Camp Resort. Take a look at our events calendar to see what’s going on during your stay.