Dade Battlefield Historic State Park
About Dade Battlefield Historic State Park
A NOTE FROM THE MANAGER
Winter has arrived here at Dade Battlefield. The weather is perfect for hiking and picnics at the park. The large picnic pavilions provide shade from the sun. Nearby is a playground for the little ones. 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 tortoise on the property, but please look and do not touch these unique animals.The snakes are afoot so watch your step along the nature trail and throughout the park. As the days are cooler and you have finished your picnic, it is time to head for the visitor center and museum. There you can watch a 12-minute video of the battle and visit the many displays in the musuem. Check out our new hat and shirts now avaliable at the office.
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 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 this 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, new visitor center hours of operation have been established by Dade Battlefield Historic State Park. The Visitors Center will now be open from 9:00 a.m. through 5:00 p.m. 7 days a week. Also,the park staff are working with volunteers to upgrade the interpretive programing. We welcome any and all 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.