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Friday, September 15, 2017

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

Friday, September 15, 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. 

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Participation Requirements

Guided Tours of Historic Koreshan Settlement @ Koreshan State Park

Friday, September 15, 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.

Junior Ranger Program @ Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park

Friday, September 15, 2017 - 10:00am to 3:00pm EDT

The program is free with park entry and for annual park pass holders.

More Information:
Ranger Station: (352) 466 - 3397

Located in the Northeast region at:
Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park
100 Savannah Blvd
Micanopy, FL 32667

Come visit our Junior Ranger table from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Learn how to become a Junior Ranger and join us for lots of cool nature activities! Children can complete the Junior Ranger CORE activities, collect passport stamps, and earn an official Junior Ranger badge, patch, or pin! Junior Ranger activities are appropriate for children aged 6 and up, but we will also have critter coloring pages and smokey bear stories available for all ages. 

No reservation required. Meet us inside the visitor center located within the main park entrance, off US 441 in Micanopy. 

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Explore the Shore @ Long Key State Park

Friday, September 15, 2017 - 1:00pm EDT

Free with paid park admission.

More Information:
(305) 664-4815

Located in the Southeast region at:
Long Key State Park
67400 Overseas Hwy
Long Key, FL 33001

Visitors will enjoy a Ranger guided walk on the shoreline exploring what the tide has brought in. We might discover things washed ashore from all over the world such as seabeans, animal skulls, shells, jellyfish, crabs, and plants and flowers! Please bring water to drink, wear shoes that can get wet, and wear sunscreen and a hat. Additionally, you may wish to bring sunglasses, bug spray, cameras and binoculars. We leave from the Day Use Ocean Overlook at 1:00 P.M.

Additional Information:

To participate in this program you must be able to walk over uneven/soft surfaces, or ask at the ranger station to borrow our beach friendly wheelchair.

Sunset Paddle Tour @ Oleta River State Park

Friday, September 15, 2017 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm EDT

The Tour is 2 hours long and $35.00 per Adult or $25.00 per College Student.

More Information:

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

Have you ever gone Kayaking at night? Sunset Kayak/SUP Tours are available every Friday evening at the BG Oleta River Outdoor Center. We paddle for 1 hour before arriving at Sandspur Island where we will take a break and watch the sun go down. Once the sun has set, your Guide will turn on bright colorful lights located on the front and back of your Kayak or SUP before a 30 minute paddle back to the Outdoor Center.