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Friday, April 8, 2016

Guided Kayak Tour @ Lake Kissimmee State Park

Friday, April 8, 2016 - 9:00am to 12:00pm EDT

Free with regular park admission

More Information:
Park Service Specialist Andi Henry 863-696-1112 or

Located in the Central region at:
Lake Kissimmee State Park
14248 Camp Mack Rd.
Lake Wales , FL 33898

Take a 90 minute paddle down Zipper Canal that flows through the central part of Lake Kissimmee State Park to Lake Rosalie. This ranger-led tour will give you an appreciation of the flora and fauna found in this area of the state. Tours are limited to six kayaks - bring your own or rent one from the camp store in the park.

Additional Information:

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Guided Paddling tour @ Jonathan Dickinson State Park

Friday, April 8, 2016 - 9:45am to 12:00pm EDT

Park entry fees apply.

Canoe rental $17 for 2 hours, each additional hour is $5.

Single Kayak $15 for 2 hours, each additional hour is $6. 

Double Kayak $20 for 2 hours, each additional hour is $6. 

More Information:
Kimbell Education Center (561) 745-5551

Located in the Southeast region at:
Jonathan Dickinson State Park
16450 S.E. Federal Highway
Hobe Sound, FL 33455

Explore the natural wonders of the Loxahatchee River. Rent a canoe or kayak at the park's River Store or bring your own and join us for a fun and leisurely paddle. Registration is required. 

Additional Information:

For more information contact the Kimbell Education Center at (561) 745-5551.

Sea Turtle talk @ Lovers Key State Park

Friday, April 8, 2016 - 10:00am to 11:30am EDT

Free with regular park admission

More Information:
Ranger Station, 239-463-4588

Located in the Southwest region at:
Lovers Key State Park
8700 Estero Blvd.
Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931

Join a park ranger to learn about the fascinating life of the marine turtles that visit Lovers Key each summer. Learn about their nesting behavior and find out what you can do to help protect them. Due to limited space, reservations are required.

Additional Information:

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Ray Sealey Concert @ St. Andrews State Park

Friday, April 8, 2016 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm CDT

Program is free with regular park camping fees.

More Information:
Melissa Shoemaker, 850-258-8031

Located in the Northwest region at:
St. Andrews State Park
4607 State Park Lane
Panama City Beach, FL 32408

St. Andrews State Park and the Friends of St. Andrews State Park Inc. welcome singer, songwriter, and guitarist Ray Sealey for a concert in the park. Ray will share songs from the road and other stories, including his award winning song Kissimmee Prairie Dream. Ray will also be sharing a new song and story on the Turpentine Industry in Florida.

Additional Information:

Meet at the Campground Amphitheater. Bring a chair if you prefer not to sit on the benches.  Refreshments available from Friends of St. Andrews State Park, Inc.  

To learn more about Ray visit .

Participation Requirements

Full Moon Concert featuring Hymn for Her @ Myakka River State Park

Friday, April 8, 2016 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm EDT

$15 for Friends of Myakka members. $20 for non-members.

More Information:

Located in the Southwest region at:
Myakka River State Park
13208 State Road 72
Sarasota, FL 34241

Come join us for our April Full Moon Concert featuring Hymn for Her. This backwoods country blues duo has been described as "Hell's Angels meets the Amish". You won't want to stop listening as Lucy and Wayne capture you with their cigar-box guitar, thundering drums and spell binding vocals. They also have their own hot sauce which they will be selling at the concert!

Additional Information:

Tickets sold day of event. Park entrance fee is waived for concert if you arrive after 5pm. For more information call 941-361-6511 or 941-316-8139. Bring a chair and a picnic.

Paradise Park Remembered - Photographs by Bruce Mozert and Others @ Silver Springs State Park

Saturday, April 9, 2016 (All day)

This exhibit is included with the price of regular park admission.

More Information:
Park Services Specialist Craig Littauer, 352-236-7148 ext. 5,

Located in the Central region at:
Silver Springs State Park
1425 NE 58th Avenue
Ocala, FL 34470

Paradise Park was a segregated Florida attraction opened in 1949 by the owners of Silver Springs, the state’s oldest attraction, and operated by an African-American staff until 1969.

In conjunction with the Appleton Museum of Art's exhibit, Silver Springs State Park will host a selection of photographs from Paradise Park in the Education Center. The Education Center is open every day from 8:00 a.m. until sundown.

Also in the Education Center, current Silver Springs and former Paradise Park boat captain David Faison will walk visitors down memory lane every Tuesday-Saturday, 11:00 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. sharing stories from his 58 years of service and taking questions.

Additional Information:

To get to this exhibit at Silver Springs State Park, enter the park through the main entrance located at 5656 East Silver Springs Boulevard (State Road 40).

Paradise Park Remembered was organized by the Appleton Museum of Art and Lu Vickers on behalf of the late Bruce Mozert, in partnership with Silver Springs State Park, Friends of Silver Springs and Marion County Black Archives. The exhibition at the Appleton Museum features approximately 100 photographs taken by Mozert, former Silver Springs staff photographer, as well as snapshots from private collections and Marion County Black Archives.

For more information about the main exhibit, or the Appleton Museum of Art, visit their website.

Participation requirements.