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JUNIOR RANGER PROGRAM
Blue Spring State Park

Second Saturday of each month, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


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MANATEES!
Blue Spring State Park

Starts mid-Nov. 1:30, 2:30, 3:30 PM


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RANGER'S CHOICE PROGRAMS
De Leon Springs State Park

Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


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JUNIOR RANGER
De Leon Springs State Park


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EXPLORING THE ESTUARY!
Fort Mose Historic State Park


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ALIEN INVADERS FROM BEYOND!
Fort Mose Historic State Park


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ARCHAEOLOGY AND YOU SERIES: EDIBLE ARCHAEOLOGY
Fort Mose Historic State Park


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EXPLORING MOSE: GUIDED TOUR
Fort Mose Historic State Park


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ARCHAEOLOGY AND YOU SERIES: TALKING TRASH!
Fort Mose Historic State Park


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JUNIOR RANGER PROGRAM
Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area at Flagler Beach

Ongoing during park operating hours.


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GEOCACHING
Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area at Flagler Beach

Ongoing during park operating hours.


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PRAIRIE BUGGY TOURS
Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park

November - March


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INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS
Lake Griffin State Park

Ongoing -


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GUIDED OVERNIGHT BACKPACKING TRIP
Lake Kissimmee State Park

November - March Upon request


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GUIDED HORSEBACK TRAIL RIDE
Lake Kissimmee State Park

Available Upon Request November _ March 1:00 PM - aprox. 3PM


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1876 COW CAMP
Lake Kissimmee State Park


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VOLUNTEER WORKDAY
Lake Louisa State Park

3rd Saturday of the month 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


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GEOCACHING
North Peninsula State Park

Ongoing during park operating hours.


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KAYAK TOURS
Sebastian Inlet State Park

Every Wedesday in May - September


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RANGER PROGRAMS
Silver Springs State Park

Every Saturday and Sunday


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PLANT IDENTIFICATION WALK
Silver Springs State Park

PROGRAM WILL RESUME IN SEPTEMBER. 3rd Sunday of the month, 2pm


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RIVERSIDE COFFEE WITH THE BIRDS
Silver Springs State Park

PROGRAM WILL RESUME IN SEPTEMBER. 3rd Saturday of the month, 8am


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SPRINGSIDE MORNING WALK
Silver Springs State Park

First and third Friday of each month, 9am


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SPRINGSIDE PACK WALK
Silver Springs State Park

Fourth Sunday of the month, 10am


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SPRINGSIDE FLORIDA SAFARI
Silver Springs State Park

First Sunday of each month, 10am


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RIVERSIDE NATURE HIKE WITH DAVID
Silver Springs State Park

PROGRAM WILL RESUME IN SEPTEMBER. First Saturday of each month, 8am


Hike with David the first Saturday of each month and learn about the flora and fauna of Central Florida.  David is a knowledgeable Naturalist with a broad understanding of the ecosystems surrounding the Silver River.  Learn about native vs. exotic plants, why the park does prescribed burning, and hope that the wildlife shows up as you walk!  Wear sturdy walking shoes, and insect repellant is suggested.  No pets, please.  Hike is weather permitting. 

Schedule of Hikes:
May 3, 2014:  Meet at the Sandhill Trailhead
June 7, 2014: NO HIKE
July 5, 2014:  NO HIKE
August 2, 2014:  NO HIKE
September 6, 2014:  Meet at the Sandhill Trailhead
October 4, 2014:  Meet at the Sandhill Trailhead
November 1, 2014:  Meet at the Sandhill Trailhead
December 6, 2014:  Meet at the Sandhill Trailhead

Fees:  Regular park entry fees apply.

Directions:

The park is located east of the city of Ocala.  Travel east from Ocala on State Road 40 to the intersection with State Road 35.  To find the main springs, “Springside” Entrance, continue east about 500 feet and turn right into the entrance.   The address is: 5656 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Silver Springs, FL  34488

To find the equestrian trail head, continue east on SR 40 less than 1 mile, the road narrows from 4 lanes to 2 lanes, past the next red light and the Trail head will be on your right.

For camping and cabins, go to the “Riverside” Entrance, located on State Road 35.  At the intersection of SR 40 and SR 35, go south (turn right heading east or turn left heading west), travel about 1 mile and the entrance is on the left, or east side of the road.  The address is:  1425 N.E. 58th Avenue, Ocala, FL  34470.

 

(352) 236-7148

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SPRINGSIDE RANGER STROLL
Silver Springs State Park

second and fourth Friday of each month, 4pm


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RIVERSIDE CRACKER VILLAGE TOUR
Silver Springs State Park

WILL RESUME SEPTEMBER 2014. Second and Fourth Saturday of each month, 10am


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RANGER INTERPRETIVE PROGRAM
St. Sebastian River Preserve State Park

Ongoing


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TOMOKA REMEMBERS
Tomoka State Park

2nd Saturday, Oct. - March


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2ND SATURDAY PLANT SALES AT THE PARK
Washington Oaks Gardens State Park

2nd Saturday each month


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WET TO DRY TRAIL GUIDE TOUR
Wekiwa Springs State Park

1st/3rd Sunday, 1:00 & 2:00 p.m.


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RANGER INTERPRETIVE PROGRAM
Wekiwa Springs State Park

Ongoing


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DISCOVERY HOUR IN THE PARK
Wekiwa Springs State Park

Every Saturday Morning, 10:00 a.m., May 24 - October 18


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