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Thursday, November 17, 2016

Sea Turtles @ Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park

Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 9:30am to 10:30am EST

Free with regular park admission

More Information:
Ranger Station 239-597-6196

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

Learn about the Loggerhead’s life story and the role our park plays during nesting season. Turtle carapaces and skulls will be on display.

Additional Information:

Reservations recommended.

Sea Turtles Participation Requirements

Tram Tour and Swamp Walk @ Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park

Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 9:30am to 1:30pm EST

The Tram Tour and Swamp Walk is $60 per person. Advance reservations are required. Cancellations must be made 48 hours in advance to receive refunds. Registration and More Information

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Located in the Southwest region at:
Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park
137 Coastline Drive
Copeland , FL 34137

Presented by the Friends of Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park. Each Tram Tour and Swamp Walk begins with a ride on the group's Ghost Rider tram to the site of the swamp walk. After about 90 minutes of walking through the swamp, participants board the tram for the return trip. Naturalists leading the group will share their insights about the Fakahatchee's flora and fauna on both wet and dry portions of the adventure.   Fakahatchee Strand is home to the famous ghost orchid and many other rare plants and animals. "This offering combines elements of our longer tram tours and swamp walks to give participants a great introduction to the Fakahatchee," says volunteer naturalist Patrick Higgins. The tours begin promptly at 9:30 am and conclude by 1:30 pm. Participants will be required to sign a standard release of liability form. Participants should be sure to wear sturdy lace-up shoes and to bring dry clothes for the drive home. This is an outdoor event, so dress appropriately for the weather. The Tram Tour and Swamp Walk begins at the ranger station off Jane's Scenic Drive. The park entrance is on the west side of SR 29 between I-75 and U.S. 41. This is the only access to Jane's Scenic Drive. Please do not rely on incorrect GPS information which shows other routes.

Additional Information:

The Tram Tour and Swamp Walk begins at the ranger station off Jane's Scenic Drive. The park entrance is on the west side of SR 29 between I-75 and U.S. 41. This is the only access to Jane's Scenic Drive. Please do not rely on incorrect GPS information which shows other routes.

Holiday Craft Class: Natural Ornaments @ Dade Battlefield Historic State Park

Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 10:00am to 12:00pm EST

Cost is $3/vehicle, $2 walk-in, or annual park pass plus $5/person; 12 and under free. 

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

Participants will make several holiday crafts using pine needles, cereal rye and pine cones. 

American Black Bear Program @ Topsail Hill Preserve State Park

Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 9:00am to 10:00am CST

Standard park admission fees apply however, there are no program fees.

More Information:
Ranger Station 850-267-8330

Located in the Northwest region at:
Topsail Hill Preserve State Park
7525 W. Scenic Highway 30A
Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

Topsail Hill Preserve State Park invites you to enjoy an informational program where you will learn about the Florida black bear.  Florida black bears are the largest land mammals in the state. Loss of large forested lands and swamps is the biggest challenge to long-term conservation of the Florida black bear; especially in a growing state of nearly 20 million people soon to be the third most populated state in the nation. Today the largest populations of bears are concentrated in the Panhandle of Florida. The bear’s biggest friend is you and others who care about bears. By learning about bears and sharing your knowledge with others, you can help conserve the Florida black bear so it continues striding across the state for generations to come.  Enter the park through the main gate and park staff will direct you to the clubhouse. 

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

General Gun Season 2016-2017 @ Rock Springs Run State Reserve

Friday, November 18, 2016 (All day) to Sunday, November 20, 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 General Gun 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).