1876 Cow Camp @ Lake Kissimmee State ParkMonday, January 16, 2017 - 9:00am to 4:30pm EST
Free with regular park admission
Park Service Specialist Andi Henry, 863-696-1112, Andrea.Henry@dep.state.fl.us
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.
Offsite Cow Camps are available for groups of 15 or more, schools, community organizations, special events, etc. Call the Ranger Station for more information.
Monday Morning Nature Walks @ Lake June-in-Winter Scrub Preserve State ParkMonday, January 16, 2017 - 9:00am to 11:30am EST
The park entry fee is $2 per vehicle and exact change is required for payment in the Iron Ranger deposit box located at the park entrance.
Call the Ranger Station at Highlands Hammock State Park at (863) 386-6094.
Take a leisurely walk with volunteer trail guides Brian and Susan Woodworth as they explore Lake June. Hike the Tomoka Run Trail through several habitats including scrubby flatwoods, bayhead, and scrub. Hike down a sugar sand trail or along the entrance road to observe Florida scrub-jays. Walk down to the lake shore to observe Florida’s fabulous water birds.
Visitors are advised to dress for the weather and wear hiking boots or sturdy shoes and protective clothing. Additionally, visitors are advised to bring water and snacks, a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen and insect repellent. Water is essential as there are no sources of water at Lake June. Visitors should be aware that there is very little shade in scrub habitat which can become quite hot, and walking in sugar sand can be difficult. Walking sticks are helpful and binoculars, field guides and cameras are welcome.
Lake June is located at the far south end of Daffodil Road in Lake Placid. Facilities are limited and there is no administrative office at this park. To speak with park staff, visitors may call the Ranger Station at (863) 386-6094 at Highlands Hammock State Park in Sebring.
Scheduled walks are subject to change depending on conditions. Visitors are advised to check with the Ranger Station at Highlands Hammock State Park before preceding to the park. There are no drinking fountains or sources of water at Lake June, so visitors are advised to bring water with them. Florida State Parks are in various stages of accessibility. To learn more about the participation requirements for this activity, please see the EEC RANGER - LED NATURE WALKS LAKE JUNE.
Sunset Yoga @ Delnor-Wiggins Pass State ParkMonday, January 16, 2017 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm EST
Class fee is $5, plus regular park admission.
Greenmonkey Yoga Studio at (239) 598-1938
Join yoga instructors from Green Monkey Yoga for an all-levels gentle yoga class while the sun prepares to set. Then stay to soak in and celebrate the closing rays of the day over the Gulf of Mexico.