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One of the five richest biodiversity hotspots in North America, Walton County's ecosystems include the 

Choctawhatchee River, Choctawhatchee Bay, many spring-fed creeks and streams, extremely rare coastal dune lakes and the beach. 

Walton County

January 18 - 28, 2017


The hilly terrain makes Walton County different from the rest of Florida.


Florida's highest point, Britton Hill ( 345 feet), is located in Walton County

North Walton County centers around the county seat, DeFuniak Springs


The town is known for its lovely round spring-fed lake and Historic District that encircles the old campus of the Florida Chautaugua Assembly.  

South Walton County centers around 16 neighborhood beaches along 26 miles of white sand coastline – and the tourism they attract. 




Tour Hosts: 


Laura G. Tiu, Ph.D.

Florida Sea Grant Agent

UF/IFAS Extension Okaloosa/Walton Counties

Office: 850-683-8434 (Okaloosa)

Office: 850-892-8172 (Walton)

Cell: 850-612-6197

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