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Big Shoals State Park

 Events at Big Shoals State Park

November 22, 2014

A STARRY NIGHT ON THE SHOALS
Big Shoals State Park

Date: Saturday, November 22, 2014. 5:45 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Description:

                                                                  A Park in the Dark Stargazing Event!

Big Shoals State Park will host A Park in the Dark Stargazing Event November 22, 2014 beginning at sunset, 5:45 p.m.

Come join an astronomer from the Alachua County Astronomy Club for a Park in the Dark and an evening of star gazing!

Guests will meet at the Little Shoals entrance of Big Shoals State Park and be given a hay ride out to the viewing site.

The Alachua County Astronomy Club will have scopes set up for viewing and teach visitors about the local night skies.

Visitors will be given a chance to look through the scopes and have questions answered.

There will be transportation available to visitors that need to use the restroom during the event.

There is a $5.00 per car fee to enter the park but the program is free!

Florida State Parks are in various stages of accessibility. If you need assistance or for more information on this event please contact the Ranger Station at (386) 397-4331.

Participation Requirements

Fees: There is a $5.00 per car fee to enter the park but the program is free!

Contact: For more information, call 386-397-4331.

Directions:

  • Big Shoals State Park is located on County Road 135, one mile northeast of U.S. 41 in White Springs.
  • From I-75, take Exit 439 to Hwy 136 East. Go three miles to U.S. 41 and turn right.Go one mile and turn left on Hwy 135. Little Shoals entrance is 1.1 miles on the right.Continue on Hwy 135 for 2.2 miles for Godwin Bridge entrance on the right.
  • From I-10, take Exit 301 and travel eight miles on U.S. 41 North. Turn right onto Hwy 135 and proceed to the Shoals entrances.

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