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Friday, December 16, 2016

Operation Beach Clean Up @ Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park

Saturday, August 13, 2016 (All day) to Saturday, December 17, 2016 (All day)

There is no charge to volunteer for our beach clean ups.

More Information:
Lu Dodson@dep.state.fl.us or call (305) 970-2559

Located in the Southeast region at:
Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park
1200 South Crandon Boulevard
Key Biscayne, FL 33149

Join us on the 2nd Saturday of every month from 8:30 - 11:30 AM. starting August 13, 2016 for the rest of the year. This clean up will be in conjunction with the Friends of Cape Florida Inc. Our Beach clean up will be a chance to give back to our  beaches that we enjoy all summer. after cleaning, enjoy a relaxing afternoon at Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park.

We provide all the tools. Contact Lu Dodson@dep.state.fl.us or call (305) 970-2559

Guided Hike and Bike @ Oscar Scherer State Park

Friday, December 16, 2016 - 9:00am to 12:00pm EST

There is no cost to participate in either portion other than normal park entrance fees for day-use visitors

($2 for pedestrians/bicyclists entering the park from the Legacy Trail; cost for vehicles varies based on occupancy.)

More Information:
Ranger Station 941-483-5956

Located in the Southwest region at:
Oscar Scherer State Park
1843 South Tamiami Trail
Osprey, FL 34229

This two-part program is conducted by a Ranger or Volunteer.

Hike time: 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Bike time: 10:30 a.m. to noon.

The guide will take you on an informative walk along one of the six trails in the park.  If you’re interested in taking your journey a step further, stay for the second portion of the program which includes a leisurely bike ride along the Green Trail and a portion of the Legacy Trail. The bike ride is about 12 miles round-trip. Participants must provide their own bikes; road and trail bikes are ok. Children under 16 years of age must wear a helmet while bicycling. Both portions of the program begin at the Nature Center. Remember to bring plenty of drinking water.

Guided Paddling tour @ Jonathan Dickinson State Park

Friday, December 16, 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.

Kayak Tour @ St. Lucie Inlet Preserve State Park

Friday, December 16, 2016 - 10:30am EST

Free with park entry fee of $2.00

Kayak Rentals:  $26.50 for single, $37.10 for double

More Information:
Park Office: (772) 219-1880

Located in the Southeast region at:
St. Lucie Inlet Preserve State Park
Offshore Island
Port Salerno, FL 34997

Experience St. Lucie Inlet Preserve State Park by way of kayak. This is a unique opportunity to visit one of Florida's magnificent barrier islands. You will paddle through mangrove lined creeks and visit a pristine, undeveloped beach. Your guide will point out various plant and animal species, including some that are rare or endangered, as well as providing insight into the management activities used at the park. Visitors of all ages and skill levels are welcome. The tour is approximately 3 hours long. 

Additional Information:

Reservations are required please contact park office.

What to bring: drinking water, snacks, sunscreen and bug repellent.  No pets or alcoholic beverages are allowed.

Holiday Crafts in the Park! @ Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area at Flagler Beach

Friday, December 16, 2016 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm EST

This program is free with paid park admission!

More Information:
386-517-2086

Located in the Central region at:
Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area at Flagler Beach
3100 S. Oceanshore Blvd
Flagler Beach, FL 32136

Join us at the Killdeer pavilion where Volunteer Debbie will show you how to make your own snowmen holiday ornaments. Bring a small hand towel if you have one. Participants 13 years of age and older are welcome to join. The class is limited to 15 participants. You can register for this program at Eventbrite.

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

Holiday Light Show @ Ravine Gardens State Park

Friday, December 16, 2016 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm EST

Free with regular park entry fees: ($2 per person for walk-ins, $4 per vehicle drive-in with one person, and $5 per vehicle drive-ins with 2-8 people).

More Information:
Park Office, 386-329-3721

Located in the Central region at:
Ravine Gardens State Park
1600 Twigg Street
Palatka, FL 32177

Visit the park after dark!  Ravine Gardens is excited to display our Christmas light show synchronized to holiday music.  Enjoy the gardens lit up in color, stay for one song or for the whole show!  Feel free to bring your own lawn chair or blanket and have fun at this family-friendly event.

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

Movie Night @ Oscar Scherer State Park

Friday, December 16, 2016 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm EST

Free for registered campers

More Information:
Ranger Station 941-483-5956

Located in the Southwest region at:
Oscar Scherer State Park
1843 South Tamiami Trail
Osprey, FL 34229

This family-friendly winter program is sure to entertain. Each week features a different theme. Campers can vote for the movie of their choice at the Nature Center, where the movie viewing will take place. Refreshments are provided and campers are welcome to bring their own non-alcoholic beverages and favorite movie theater snacks.

Additional Information:

Located in the Nature Center

Fall Evening Moon Over the Mounds Guided Tour @ Crystal River Archaeological State Park

Friday, December 16, 2016 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm EST

Recommended donations of $5.00 per person will be applied to sustaining future interpretive programming in the park.

More Information:
Park Ranger 352-795-3817

Located in the Northeast region at:
Crystal River Archaeological State Park
3400 N. Museum Point
Crystal River, FL 34428

Enjoy a fine fall evening walk at the Crystal River Archeological State Park with our popular monthly moonlit guided hike. This event is a torch lit tour of the site led by professional interpretive guides though the pre-Columbian ceremonial complex. The Crystal River Archaeological site, a National Historic Landmark, is a world-famous center on Florida’s west coast.

Travel back in time to experience the park under the full moon to catch a glimpse of what life was like living on the Crystal River from 1000 BC to AD 1000.

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

Reservations are not required, but recommended for larger groups.