Planning a trip to a state park or trail? Now, smartphone users can download the Florida State Park app for on-the-go information.
The Florida Park Service is pleased to partner with ParksByNature Network™ and PocketRanger.com to provide visitors and Florida state park enthusiasts with a FREE smartphone app, available to download today.
This interactive guide gives users access to all state parks and trails with detailed information, amenities, facility maps and directions. Plan that perfect outdoor trip by searching for a park by GPS location or activity to find nearby locations to enjoy hiking, camping, boating, birding and more. Once you're there, advanced GPS and GIS mapping technology allows you to track and record trails, mark waypoints and locate your friends within the parks. You can even cache GPS maps in advance to ensure that navigation remains possible in the event of lost mobile reception.
The app provides plenty of other features to maximize outdoor adventure:
- Educational info, amenities, maps & directions.
- Real-time Calendar of Events.
- News, advisories, and weather alerts.
- Social networking and photo sharing.
- Potentially life-saving Alert feature.
- Advanced GPS mapping features.
- Record trail distance and time elapsed.
- Recall, post or share saved data.
- Friend Finder.
- Built-in compass.
The Florida State Parks Pocket RangerÂ® is available now on iTunes, Android Market and PocketRanger.com PocketRanger.com provides a step-by-step tutorial for using the app. Access to an internet or WIFI connection is required when downloading the app.
A mobile website is also available.