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Thursday, October 6, 2016

A Road Back In Time @ Dade Battlefield Historic State Park

Thursday, October 6, 2016 - 9:00am to 2:00pm EDT

Event is free for all school groups (home school and public and their chaperones)

More Information:
kristin.n.wood@dep.state.fl.us (352-793-4781)

Located in the Southwest region at:
Dade Battlefield Historic State Park
7200 CR 603
Bushnell, FL 33513

Florida's 1800's history comes to life through demonstrations, reenactors and hands-on activities.  Event is free for all school groups (home school and public and their chaperones).  Please RSVP if you are coming with a group. 

Kayaking 101 @ Dunns Creek State Park

Thursday, October 6, 2016 - 9:00am to 12:00pm EDT

$25 per person

More Information:
Sam Carr, 386-937-3901

Located in the Central region at:
Dunns Creek State Park
320 Sisco Road
Pomona Park, FL 32181

The Friends of Dunns Creek State Park are excited to host their Kayaking 101 program!  This program is designed for anyone interested in kayaking, particularly beginners.  An instructor certified by the American Canoe Association will teach you the basics of kayaking during this three hour session.  You will learn kayak safety, boarding kayaks, paddling strokes, and basic paddling maneuvers.

The training is limited to 6 participants and is $25 per person.  Kayak, paddle, and Personal Flotation Device (PFD) rentals are included in the training fee.  No children under 14 years of age please.  Children 14-17 are able to participate ONLY with a registered parent/guardian accompanying them.  Kayaking is a water sport so expect to get wet and dress accordingly.  There are no refunds available for the training, unless another participant can fill the spot.

Directions:  The training will be held on Lake Broward at the Lake Broward Recreation Area on N. Broward Avenue in Pomona Park near Dunns Creek State Park.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. To register, purchase tickets, or find more information, please visit, https://kayaking101.eventbrite.com.

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements.

Beginning Paddle Boarding @ Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park

Thursday, October 6, 2016 - 9:30am to 10:30am EDT

Program fee is $15.00 for equipment plus regular park admission

More Information:
Naples Beach Adventures 239-431-0958

Located in the Southwest region at:
Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park
11135 Gulfshore Drive
Naples, FL 34108

Join Park staff as they teach you the basics of paddle boarding and paddle board safety. You will then have an opportunity to get in the water and test your new found knowledge!

Additional Information:

Ages 12 years and older. Program is weather and water condition dependent. Space is limited and reservations are required. Contact Naples Beach Adventures to reserve a spot and equipment at 239-431-0958.

Beginning Paddle Boarding Participation Requirements

Beachwalk and Estuary tour @ Lovers Key State Park

Thursday, October 6, 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

Take a leisurely one-mile walk over the estuary and along the beach with a park naturalist.  Find out what washes ashore on the beach during the night and learn about coastal wildlife.  Due to limited space, reservations are required. 

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

Archery Season 2016-2017 @ Rock Springs Run State Reserve

Friday, October 7, 2016 (All day) to Sunday, October 9, 2016 (All day)

$3.00/vehicle

Regular park entry fees apply for non-hunters. 

Permitted hunters are exempt from park admission on the days of the hunt and the preview day before the hunt.  Hunter access at other times requires normal park admission.

More Information:
1.407.884.2009

Located in the Central region at:
Rock Springs Run State Reserve
30601 County Road 433
Sorrento, FL 32776

During this weekend of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission's Rock Spring Wildlife Management Area Archery Hunt, the park is open for normal activities. However, to protect our visitors, some trails will be closed. All hunting areas and trail closures will be clearly posted. For more information about hunting and trail closures, please call Wekiwa Springs State Park at (407) 884-2009 .

Additional Information:

The full hunting brochure with all dates, permit requirements, regulations and participation requirements, can be found on The Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission's website (link is external).