About Us

The Friends of Grayton Beach and Deer Lake State Parks Citizen Support Organization (CSO) is a non-profit group that supports the parks mission of educating the public and preserving the parks for future generations.

Grayton Beach State Park on the Gulf of Mexico is among the most popular in Florida, with massive dunes, winding trails, abundant wildlife, and shimmering 100-acre Western Lake, one of 15 coastal dune lakes gracing Scenic Highway 30A along the Beaches of South Walton (SoWal).

western lake

Deer Lake State Park is a 1,920-acre park on the Gulf of Mexico which shares its name with the coastal dune lake within its boundaries. Coastal dune lakes are extremely rare worldwide and in the United States they occur only along the Gulf Coast. Deer Lake State Park is located on Scenic 30A, just east of Seagrove Beach.