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Special Events On the Suwannee River


Photograph of the stage and audience of the Florida Folk Festival.

Big Shoals State Park

  • 1ST DAY HIKE
    Date: Thursday, January 01, 2015
    Description:

                                                            STATE PARK TO HOST 2nd Annual First Day Hike

                                                                       - A new experience with every step-

     

    Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park will host its Second Annual First Day Hike on 1/1/15 at Big Shoals Public Lands.

    Park Rangers will be leading an educational/cleanup hike on the Big Shoals hiking trail. Join us as we explore the environment around you and help us keep our parks clean.

    This is an opportunity to spend time with family and friends while learning about some of Florida’s abundant natural resources. This program is free with regular park admission of $4.00 per vehicle (up to 8 people). Parking will be available at the Big Shoals parking area.


    Fees: This program is free with regular park admission of $4.00 per vehicle (up to 8 people).
    Contact: For more information, call 386-397-4331.

Manatee Springs State Park

  • CLAY LANDING DAYS (TAKING PLACE NOVEMBER 28TH & 29TH)
    Date: Friday, November 28, 2014
    Description:

                                                                                  Clay Landing Days

                                                                    -A Living History of Manatee Springs-

    Manatee Springs State Park, along with the Friends’ of Manatee Springs (the park’s Citizen Support Organization), will host Clay Landing Days in celebration of the living history of the first magnitude spring on Friday November 28th, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and Saturday November 29th, 2014, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

    Clay Landing Days will feature rides through the north trail system where visitors will experience the lifestyle of early settlers and Seminole Indians. There will be alternating covered wagon rides and trailer rides. The trailer rides is accessible to persons with disabilities with little or no assistance, including wheel chairs. On this fun ride, visitors can journey into the past with Native American and pioneers, learning how they lived, what clothing they wore, and how food was prepared.

    While visitors a wait for the next wagon ride, they enjoy the day use area by the springs. There will be cast net demonstrations, booths displaying early trade, and our beautiful spring and boardwalk out to the Suwannee River.

    Clay Landing Days is free with park admission. Please dress according to the weather and don’t forget bug spray.

     


    Fees: This event is free with regular park admission.
    Contact: For more information, call 352-493-6736.

Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park

  • NATIVE AMERICANS IN FLORIDA
    Date: Saturday, November 29, 2014
    Description:

    Join us as we explore the history and technologies of the Native Americans here in Florida.  Enjoy primitive tools and weapons displays along with some fun hands-on activities!

    This is an opportunity to spend time with family and friends while learning about some of Florida’s natural and cultural heritages around the glow of a campfire.

    Florida State Parks are in various stages of accessibility.  If you need assistance or have any questions, please contact the Ranger Station at 386-397-4331.


    Fees: This program is free with paid park admission of $5.00 per car load up to 8 people.
    Contact: For more information, call 386-397-4331.
Outfitters / Supplies Florida State Parks

The Suwannee River Wilderness Trail is a cooperative effort of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, the Suwannee River Water Management District, and the counties, cities, businesses and citizens of the Suwannee River Basin.

The listing of these private partners is for information purposes only and not an endorsement of that partner by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Florida State Parks or the Suwannee River Water Management District.

Suwannee River Wilderness Trail
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