Dade Battlefield Historic State Park
About Dade Battlefield Historic State Park
A NOTE FROM THE MANAGER
Autumn has arrived here at Dade Battlefield. The weather is perfect for hiking and picnics at the park. The picnic pavilions provide shade from the sun, and nearby is a playground for the youngsters. While hiking keep an eye out for the abundance of wildlife you may see. If you are lucky you will see one of the many gopher tortoises on the property, but please look and do not touch these unique animals. As you finish your picnic, head for the visitor center and museum. There you can watch a 12-minute video about the battle and visit the many displays in the musuem. Hats, t-shirts, books and other items are available for purchase.
We have limited resident volunteer campsites. Please call for details.
Please call if you or your group wants to volunteer. Call the Park Office at 352-793-4781
The next Dade's Battle Reenactment will be January 4 and 5, 2014. Plan to arrive early because Saturday will be crowded. You may want to make it a Sunday activity. Sunday, youth groups/Scouts entry fee $3.00. Please purchase tickets in advance for this great savings.
Check the events link for additional events. If you are interested in helping with a special event, or have questions, please call the park office at 352-793-4781.
In an effort to better serve the visitors of Florida State Parks, the visitor center is now open from 9 a.m. through 5 p.m. 7 days a week. Also,the park staff is working with volunteers to upgrade the interpretive programing. We welcome suggestions. Please contact us with your ideas.
- Dade Battlefield Historic State Park is located off I-75 and state Road 48, west of Highway 301.
- For forms, information and benefits of volunteering visit Get Involved.