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Saturday, September 2, 2017

SUP for Beginners @ Oleta River State Park

Saturday, September 2, 2017 - 9:00am to 10:30am EDT

Class is 1 hour and 30 minutes long, and cost $40.00+tax per person. Price includes equipment and instructor

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Located in the Southeast region at:
Oleta River State Park
3400 NE 163rd Street
North Miami Beach, FL 33160

Do you want to learn how to Stand Up Paddleboard?? Come learn the foundations of beautiful sport at the BG Oleta River Outdoor Center, located within the Oleta River State Park. "Walk on Water" through Mangrove Creeks leading out to Biscayne Bay. Our knowledgable "SUP" instructor will provide you with a 10 minute on land lesson, including the anatomy of the board. Learn how to properly launch and mount your board followed by slowly coming to the upright standing position. You will learn proper paddling technique, how to handle adverse weather conditions and how to help another paddler in need. 

Don't be intimidated! This watersport is easier than it looks. Pick up a new hobby while meeting other local outdoor adventurists! 

 

First Weekend Union Garrison @ Fort Clinch State Park

Saturday, September 2, 2017 - 9:00am to 5:00pm EDT

$2.50 Fort Admission in addition to regular park admission.

More Information:
Fort Clinch State Park, 904-277-7274

Located in the Northeast region at:
Fort Clinch State Park
2601 Atlantic Ave
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034

This program will allow visitors to interact with living historians to experience life in the fort as it was in 1864. The grounds will be bustling with soldiers in period costumes involved in firing demonstrations, marching drills, cooking and daily activities. Ladies in their dresses, sutlers displaying their wares, fife players and drummer boys bring every part of the civil war era to life. Come join in this unique, family friendly event.

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Participation Requirements

Literacy Month Reading Trail @ Devil's Millhopper Geological State Park

Saturday, September 2, 2017 - 9:00am to 5:00pm EDT

$4 per vehicle - no additional charge for the hike

More Information:
Ranger Station 352-955-2008

Located in the Northeast region at:
Devil's Millhopper Geological State Park
4732 Millhopper Road
Gainesville, FL 32653

Come out to the Millhopper for a self-guided hike along Sink Trail. In celebration of Literacy Month we have created a "Reading Trail" with six stops - each revealing a piece of the Legend of Devil's Millhopper. 

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

Guided Tours of Historic Koreshan Settlement @ Koreshan State Park

Saturday, September 2, 2017 - 10:00am to 11:30am EDT

Guided Tours are $2 per person, $1 for children under 6, with regular park admission.

More Information:
Ranger Station (239) 992-0311

Located in the Southwest region at:
Koreshan State Park
3800 Corkscrew Road
Estero, FL 33928

Join us for a Guided Walking Tour of the Historic Koreshan Settlement. Explore structures and gardens of the 19th century utopian settlement and learn about these idealistic pioneers. The walking tour is about an hour and a half and is accessible to all.

 

Additional Information:

Park admission is $2 for bicycle/pedestrian, $4 for one person in a vehicle, $5 for up to 8 persons in a vehicle. Walking tour lasts approximately 1 hour and is mostly outdoors on a crushed shell path. Please bring water, proper footware, and sun protection. Wheelchair available upon request.

Requests for these and other tours for clubs, home school associations, and other groups can be made by calling the Ranger Station at (239) 992-0311. We make every effort to accommodate all groups, however we may not be able to fulfill requests made with less than a two week notice.

Kayaking the Mangroves Tour @ Werner-Boyce Salt Springs State Park

Saturday, September 2, 2017 - 10:00am EDT to Saturday, December 2, 2017 - 10:00am EST

The park entry fee is $3.00 cash.  Please bring exact change.

More Information:
adam.belden@dep.state.fl.us

Located in the Southwest region at:
Werner-Boyce Salt Springs State Park
8737 US Highway 19 North
Port Richey , FL 34668

Welcome to Werner-Boyce Salt Springs State Park.  Beginning September 2nd 2017, we will be hosting a ranger led kayak program "Kayaking the Mangroves" on the first Saturday of every month (weather permitting).  Visitors are welcome to bring their own kayak or rent one from our concessionaire.  The concessionaire can be contacted at 727-478-3146.  Rentals will be subject to availibilty.  The kayak tour will be limited to the first 12 kayaks (single kayaks and double kayaks) to sign up.  Sign up begins at 9:30am at the kayak launch located at the end of the board walk.  For more information please email adam.belden@dep.state.fl.us  We look forward to seeing you on the water!

Additional Information:

We require life jackets to be worn and buckled during park led events.  Participants must be able to complete a one-hour round trip kayaking paddle adventure.  We highly suggest bringing bug repellent, water, closed toed water shoes, and a hat. 

Crabbing Basics: making it Delicious, keeping it Sustainable @ Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area at Flagler Beach

Saturday, September 2, 2017 - 10:00am to 11:00am EDT

This program is free with park admission!

More Information:
Ranger Station, 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

The tidal salt marsh of our park is home to the Atlantic Blue Crab, a popular seafood and keystone species of the local ecosystem. Learn to catch these tasty crustaceans in a one hour hands-on program, appropriate for adults and families. We will be meeting at the Cedar Pavilion, on the west side of the park.

 

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Participation Requirements

Pine Needle Basket Class @ Dade Battlefield Historic State Park

Saturday, September 2, 2017 - 10:00am to 1:00pm EDT

Cost is $3/car plus activity fee of $5/person for ages 13 and up. 

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

Pine Needle Basket Class to learn how to make a long leaf pine needle basket.  All materials provided.  Participants are asked to pre-register.  Class size limited to 10. 

Family Challenge Saturdays @ Topsail Hill Preserve State Park

Saturday, September 2, 2017 - 9:00am to 2:00pm CDT

Standard park admission fees apply however there are no additional fees for programming.

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 our Family Challenge Saturdays.  Each Saturday of the month we invite visitors to come and participate in our “Geocache Topsail “& “Topsail Photo Scavenger Hunt” programs.  You may choose to do one or both programs and return to the camp store to pick up a surprise at the end of your visit.  Enter the park through the main gate and park staff will direct you to the camp store to pick up your program packets, you will need a gps or a smart phone capable of gps as well as a camera or smart phone for pictures. 

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History Tours @ Camp Helen State Park

Saturday, September 2, 2017 - 10:00am to 11:00am CDT

Tour is free with paid park admission.

More Information:
Camp Helen State Park, (850) 233-5059

Located in the Northwest region at:
Camp Helen State Park
23937 Panama City Beach Parkway
Panama City Beach, FL 32413

Camp Helen State Park invites you to go beyond your park visit, and discover the past and present, on a ranger guided walking tour where you can learn about the rich history of Camp Helen’s Historic District. Led by informative and entertaining rangers, you will discover and connect with the history that literally surrounds Camp Helen State Park, a Nationally Registered Historic Place.

Additional Information:

Tours begin promptly at 10:00 am, so please meet in the Visitor Center and be sure to bring water and wear comfortable walking attire. Tours take place in the outdoors and may be subject to cancellation due to inclement weather conditions. Please see Participation Requirements.

50 Year Anniversary- Ranger Program @ T. H. Stone Memorial St. Joseph Peninsula State Park

Saturday, September 2, 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm EDT

Program is free with regular park entrance fee.

More Information:
Park Manager Mark Knapke, (850) 227-1327

Located in the Northwest region at:
T. H. Stone Memorial St. Joseph Peninsula State Park
8899 Cape San Blas Road
Port St. Joe, FL 32456

T.H. Stone Memorial Saint Jospeh Peninsula State Park is celebrating its 50th anniversary as a part of the Florida Park Service.  Opening as a state park on September 6, 1967, St. Joseph Peninsula State Park has offered the public recreational activities and the adventure of enjoying natural surroundings during its 50 year span.  The park will be presenting a program at our Bay View picnic pavillion on the history of the peninsula, covering its formation and past uses to the present.  Join us in celebrating this milestone of St. Joseph Peninsula State Park.

Additional Information:

Additional information is available at the park or call (850) 227-1327.

Participation Requirements

Music in the Park: Summer Concert Series - Matt Fowler @ Anastasia State Park

Saturday, September 2, 2017 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm EDT

Regular park entry fees apply at $4/single-occupant vehicle, $8/vehicle with 2-8 occupants, or $2/bicyclist.

More Information:
Ranger Station 904-461-2033

Located in the Central region at:
Anastasia State Park
300 Anastasia Park Road
St. Augustine, FL 32080

Anastasia State Park is hosting a concert series in partnership with Island Beach Grill. Each concert will begin with an OPEN JAM SESSION from 5:00—6:00PM. Guests and local musicians will be welcomed to the stage to showcase their talents.

Each month will feature a different local musician or band for a two-hour show at our beach pavilion. Concerts are from 6:00 - 8:00 PM.

Come enjoy a beautiful evening at Anastasia State Park, delicious food and drink from Island Beach Grill, and a wide variety of music from the featured musicians.

Concerts are free with paid park admission. Island Beach Grill will be featuring food and drink specials during each concert.

All ages welcome and accessible for all.

May – Ace Winn 5/6

June – Matt Fowler 6/17

July – The Conch Fritters 7/15

August – Those Guys 8/19

September – Matt Fowler 9/2 (Labor Day Weekend)

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

SUP Yoga @ Oleta River State Park

Sunday, September 3, 2017 (All day)

$30.00 + tax

More Information:


Located in the Southeast region at:
Oleta River State Park
3400 NE 163rd Street
North Miami Beach, FL 33160

"Come enjoy the combination of nature and exercise by joining our Stand Up Paddleboard YOGA Class offered every Sunday morning. Never Paddleboarded before? No problem, beginners welcome. Class is 1 hour and 30 minutes long, and cost $30+tax per person. Price includes equipment and instructor."  Please contact BG Oleta River for exact times.