Camp Timpoochee

Niceville, Florida

Current water quality results are not available for this location. The Timpoochee 4-H Center is a private facility that is open to the public and available for reservations year-round. Minutes away from Destin’s Emerald Coast beaches and the Choctawhatchee Bay, the center allows users to blend education, work and play. Group meetings, corporate retreats, team development meetings, weddings, family reunions and civic organization meetings are commonly hosted. The grounds are ideal for teachers’ workshops/training and field trips, with yearly and seasonal educational programs and camps available. Onsite amenities include assorted conference rooms for 6-60, auditorium with stage for 150, audiovisual equipment, overnight lodging for 140, 20 passenger pontoon boat for snorkeling and leisure trips, private beach access, covered pavilion with grill, sports fields/equipment and a wet marine lab with fresh and salt water aquariums. Please contact facility directly for use/availability at 850-897-2224.

WATER QUALITY
  • No data available
  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . Emerald Coastkeeper updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on at
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CURRENT WEATHER
24°C
Cloudy with a few clear breaks
MONITORING FREQUENCY

Camp Timpoochee is not sampled

SOURCE INFORMATION

The Florida Department of Health (DOH) adopted new water quality criteria January 2016 for the Healthy Beaches program. They reflect the most current recommendations and water quality grant requirements in the 2012 Recreational Water Quality Criteria from the US Environmental Protection Agency.

Okaloosa County beaches are monitored by the Florida Healthy Beaches Program. Monitoring results are collected weekly on Monday and results are posted to the Florida Healthy Beaches website on Wednesday. Samples are collected year round at many Florida beaches, however the monitoring season in Okaloosa County is from March to November.

The Florida Healthy Beaches Program Categories are:

Good = 0-35 Enterococci / 100 mL of marine water;
Moderate = 36-70 Enterococci / 100 mL of marine water, and;
Poor = 71 or greater Enterococci / 100 mL of marine water.

The 2012 Recreational Water Quality Criteria recommends using 70 CFU per 100 mL as the Beach Action Value (BAV) to guide public health advisories. A Single Sample Maximum (SSM) at 70 CFU per 100 ml and a BAV are functionally the same. If the sample result is above the indicated value, the beach is resampled and tested the following day or a beach advisory is issued with the first test result. The Healthy Beaches program no longer uses geometric means to represent recreational water quality data.

On Swim Guide a beach is marked Green when it has a Good or Moderate standing meaning the SSM test results show Enterococci counts between 0- 70 cfu (colony forming units) / 100ml.
Swim Guide marks a beach Red when it has a Poor standing. This means the SSM test results show Enterococci counts exceeds the BAV of 70 cfu/100ml. These conservative advisories better inform vulnerable people (children, elderly, and the immunocompromised) who have elevated health risks due to water quality at the beach.
A beach is marked Grey when no current or reliable monitoring information is available.

Please note: Vibrio vulnificus bacteria, also called flesh eating disease, is a naturally occurring bacteria in some of Florida's waters. This bacteria can be lethal, especially when contracted by individuals with compromised immune systems. Concentrations of the bacteria are higher in the mouths of rivers near oceans. The bacteria is most dangerous when ingested in raw seafood but recent deaths are attributed to individuals who have waded in water with broken skin. Beach goers are urged to use caution and consult a physician if you suspect you have come in contact with the bacteria.

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Camp Timpoochee

Niceville, Florida

WATER QUALITY
  • No data available
  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . Emerald Coastkeeper updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on at
For water quality icon legend, click:   
CURRENT WEATHER
24°C
Cloudy with a few clear breaks

Current water quality results are not available for this location. The Timpoochee 4-H Center is a private facility that is open to the public and available for reservations year-round. Minutes away from Destin’s Emerald Coast beaches and the Choctawhatchee Bay, the center allows users to blend education, work and play. Group meetings, corporate retreats, team development meetings, weddings, family reunions and civic organization meetings are commonly hosted. The grounds are ideal for teachers’ workshops/training and field trips, with yearly and seasonal educational programs and camps available. Onsite amenities include assorted conference rooms for 6-60, auditorium with stage for 150, audiovisual equipment, overnight lodging for 140, 20 passenger pontoon boat for snorkeling and leisure trips, private beach access, covered pavilion with grill, sports fields/equipment and a wet marine lab with fresh and salt water aquariums. Please contact facility directly for use/availability at 850-897-2224.

MONITORING FREQUENCY

Camp Timpoochee is not sampled

SOURCE INFORMATION

The Florida Department of Health (DOH) adopted new water quality criteria January 2016 for the Healthy Beaches program. They reflect the most current recommendations and water quality grant requirements in the 2012 Recreational Water Quality Criteria from the US Environmental Protection Agency.

Okaloosa County beaches are monitored by the Florida Healthy Beaches Program. Monitoring results are collected weekly on Monday and results are posted to the Florida Healthy Beaches website on Wednesday. Samples are collected year round at many Florida beaches, however the monitoring season in Okaloosa County is from March to November.

The Florida Healthy Beaches Program Categories are:

Good = 0-35 Enterococci / 100 mL of marine water;
Moderate = 36-70 Enterococci / 100 mL of marine water, and;
Poor = 71 or greater Enterococci / 100 mL of marine water.

The 2012 Recreational Water Quality Criteria recommends using 70 CFU per 100 mL as the Beach Action Value (BAV) to guide public health advisories. A Single Sample Maximum (SSM) at 70 CFU per 100 ml and a BAV are functionally the same. If the sample result is above the indicated value, the beach is resampled and tested the following day or a beach advisory is issued with the first test result. The Healthy Beaches program no longer uses geometric means to represent recreational water quality data.

On Swim Guide a beach is marked Green when it has a Good or Moderate standing meaning the SSM test results show Enterococci counts between 0- 70 cfu (colony forming units) / 100ml.
Swim Guide marks a beach Red when it has a Poor standing. This means the SSM test results show Enterococci counts exceeds the BAV of 70 cfu/100ml. These conservative advisories better inform vulnerable people (children, elderly, and the immunocompromised) who have elevated health risks due to water quality at the beach.
A beach is marked Grey when no current or reliable monitoring information is available.

Please note: Vibrio vulnificus bacteria, also called flesh eating disease, is a naturally occurring bacteria in some of Florida's waters. This bacteria can be lethal, especially when contracted by individuals with compromised immune systems. Concentrations of the bacteria are higher in the mouths of rivers near oceans. The bacteria is most dangerous when ingested in raw seafood but recent deaths are attributed to individuals who have waded in water with broken skin. Beach goers are urged to use caution and consult a physician if you suspect you have come in contact with the bacteria.

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