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Friday, November 11, 2016

Atlantic Surfing Federation Championship surf contest @ Sebastian Inlet State Park

Friday, November 11, 2016 - 7:00am EST to Sunday, November 13, 2016 - 6:00pm EST

 

Watching the surf contest is free with regular park entrance fee.

More Information:
www.atlanticsurfing.org

Located in the Central region at:
Sebastian Inlet State Park
9700 South Highway A.1.A.
Melbourne Beach, FL 32951

Rescheduled due to Hurricane Matthew - Atlantic Surfing Federation Championship surf contest

Watch some hot amateur surfing with contestants from the East Coast of the United States do battle to find out who is the best. Times of contest are wave dependent. The location of the surf contest is by the North Jetty. www.atlanticsurfing.org

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Atlantic Surfing Federation Championship Surf Contest @ Sebastian Inlet State Park

Friday, November 11, 2016 - 7:30am EST to Sunday, November 13, 2016 - 6:00pm EST

Free with park admission fee.

More Information:


Located in the Central region at:
Sebastian Inlet State Park
9700 South Highway A.1.A.
Melbourne Beach, FL 32951

The Atlantic Surfing Federation Championship Surf Contest will be rescheduled to November 11th to 13th, 2016.   Join us at Sebastian Inlet State Park, for some amazing surfing talent! This amateur surfing contest features contestants from the East Coast of the United States. They will be battling it out, to find out who is the best!  The location of the surf contest is by the North Jetty.  For more information visit www.atlanticsurfing.org   

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1876 Cow Camp @ Lake Kissimmee State Park

Friday, November 11, 2016 - 9:00am to 4:30pm EST

Free with regular park admission

More Information:
Park Service Specialist Andi Henry, 863-696-1112, Andrea.Henry@dep.state.fl.us

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

As you roam down the short trail to the Cow Camp, you will travel back in time to 1876. At the end of the trail, you will find a Florida Cow Hunter in a frontier camp along the route of a cattle drive. He will be cooking, making coffee, tending to the cattle or just resting up until the next roundup or cattle drive. The Cow Hunter will be very happy to share stories about what his life is like and the challenges he faces.

Additional Information:

Offsite Cow Camps are available for groups of 15 or more, schools, community organizations, special events, etc. Call the Ranger Station for more information.

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Guided Paddling tour @ Jonathan Dickinson State Park

Friday, November 11, 2016 - 9:45am to 12:00pm EST

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.

Kayaking 101 Presented by the Friends of Dunns Creek @ Dunns Creek State Park

Friday, November 11, 2016 - 10:00am to 1:00pm EST

$25.00 per person

More Information:
Sam Carr (386) 937-3901, Park Office (386) 329-3721

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

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.

Registration is required!  Please register using this Eventbrite page.  For questions about the program, please contact Sam Carr, the instructor, at 386-937-3901, or the Park Office at 386-329-3721.

**NEW** Friends of Dunns Creek Member receive a $10 discount. To join, visit: www.friendsofdunnscreek.org. (Members and potential member please call 386-329-3721 for more info).

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Florida Manatee talk @ Lovers Key State Park

Friday, November 11, 2016 - 10:00am to 11:30am EST

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 for an interesting and informative talk about the Florida Manatee. Learn about Florida’s gentle giants and the threats they face. Due to limited space, reservations are required.

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12th Annual Horseback Poker Ride & Camp Out @ St. Sebastian River Preserve State Park

Saturday, November 12, 2016 (All day)

Camping fees - $5 per night per camper. Campers MUST register by November 7.

Poker Ride fees - $25 per rider - lunch and door prizes included. Each additional hand $5.  Pre-registration for the Poker Ride is requested.

To print out a registration form - go to http://www.nbbd.com/npr/cpa

Or registration forms are available at the Administration Office or Visitor's Center Building at St. Sebastian River Preserve State Park.

More Information:
Gayle Heath 772-538-6949

Located in the Central region at:
St. Sebastian River Preserve State Park
1000 Buffer Preserve Dr.
Fellsmere, FL 32948

Join us for some great riding on the beautiful trails of the Northwest section of the Preserve.  This is our 12th Annual Horseback Poker Ride & Camp out! Come out Friday night and stay the weekend camping with us or just on Saturday for the Horseback Poker Ride. It will be lots of fun for all ages.

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Additional Information:

For more information please contact Gayle Heath by email heath.gayle@yahoo.com or visit http://www.nbbd.com/npr/cpa.  Preregistration forms are available at the park or online, see documents section.

This event is sponsored by the Citizens for the St. Sebastian Preserve, a citizen Support Organization for the St. Sebastian River Preserve State Park.

Please note that proof of negative Coggins is required and all children under 16 must wear a helmet while mounted, as per Florida Law.

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