Local state parks begin to reopen
Some state parks have begun to reopen.
Camp Helen State Park in Bay County is one of them in the area, although St. Andrews remains closed. While some amenities like the visitors center remain closed, the park itself is open and kayak/paddleboard rentals begin again next week.
We reached out to the Florida Park Service about a timetable for other parks reopening and a list of criteria that guided which parks were opened first, but did not receive a response.