Clay Landing Days @ Manatee Springs State ParkFriday, November 24, 2017 - 10:00am EST to Saturday, November 25, 2017 - 3:00pm EST
The fee for the event is the normal entrance fee of $6.00 for a car of up to 8 people.
Christopher Dixon Park Services Specialist (352) 493-6736
Manatee Springs State Park will be holding Clay Landing Days a living history event on November 24th and 25th. Clay Landing will bring you to a time when the Seminoles and Settlers lived in the Clay Landing area. There will be Covered Wagon Rides that take you on the North Trail with a stop at the Seminole Chickee Hut were Settlers and Seminoles will let you see what life was like in the Clay Landing area. All activities will begin at Manatee Springs Day Use Area from 10am to 3pm both days. The Day Use Area will also have Settlers showing cooking and crafts of the time period. There are Wheel Chair Accessible Wagon Rides available.
Monthly Bird Walk on Pepper Creek Trail @ Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State ParkSaturday, November 25, 2017 - 8:00am to 9:30am EST
There is no charge to participate in the bird walk.
Susan Strawbridge, (352) 628-5445, ext. 1002
Novice and experienced birders are invited to take a guided bird walk on Pepper Creek Trail. Experienced birders from Citrus County Audubon lead birders on this walk. Bring binoculars and a field guide if you have them. This leisurely-paced walk is on a handicapped accessible (paved) trail that winds through a hydric hammock along Pepper Creek. Please call the park office Monday through to register (352) 628-5343.
Morning Nature Walk @ Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State ParkSaturday, November 25, 2017 - 9:00am to 10:30am EST
Free with regular park admission
Park Services Specialist Jeff Hugo, 850-561-7286
Wakulla Springs State Park will host a ranger-led early morning trek through its varying forest communities. Migrating songbirds and autumn colors create the potential for a special walk. For those early rising guests in the magnificent Wakulla Springs Lodge, those wishing to burn a few calories after or in preparation for breakfast in the dining room, or for those who are simply curious; this walk through the woods in the early morning light may hold a surprise or two.
Please call (850) 561-7286 to make your reservation.
Meet in the lobby of the Lodge.
SUP for Beginners @ Oleta River State ParkSaturday, November 25, 2017 - 9:00am to 10:30am EST
Class is 1 hour and 30 minutes long, and cost $40.00+tax per person. Price includes equipment and instructor
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!
Coffee in the Campground @ Dr. Julian G. Bruce St. George Island State ParkSaturday, November 25, 2017 - 9:00am to 11:00am EST
Programs are free with your paid admission in to the park.
Skip Schipper (850) 927-2111 or George.Schipper@dep.state.fl.us
A Park Ranger or volunteer will give interpretive programs on many topics which may include Apalachicola Bay seafood, panhandle seashells, campfire cooking, flora and fauna of St. George Island, birding and sea turtles.
Bringing a breakfast related dish is welcomed.
Coffee is provided by the Friends of Franklin County State Parks.
The Coffee in the Campground is held in the interpretive building behind site #28 in the family campground.
Spend Your Morning With A Park Ranger @ Fanning Springs State ParkSaturday, November 25, 2017 - 9:00am to 10:00am EST
Program free with paid Park Admission.
$6 per vehicle. Limit 2-8 people per vehicle.
$4 for a single occupant vehicle.
$2 for pedestrians, bicyclists, extra passengers, passengers in vehicle with holder of Annual Individual Entrance Pass.
Ranger Station: 352-463-3420
Spend the morning with a Ranger!!! Come enjoy a morning discussing various topics with a Park Ranger. Topics may range from Manatee’s in the spring to ecological fires in the forest.
Pottery: Pieces of the Ancient World @ De Leon Springs State ParkSaturday, November 25, 2017 - 10:00am to 11:00am EST
Program included with park entry fee.
Ranger Station, 386-985-4212
Celebrate Native American Heritage Month at De Leon Springs State Park!
Pottery is a tangible link between our modern society and the people of the past. You will get to look at ancient pottery pieces, or shards, and learn about the people who made them - the Mayaca. You will also learn about different methods and get a chance to create your own pot out of clay.
Nature Trail Hike @ Koreshan State ParkSaturday, November 25, 2017 - 10:00am to 11:00am EST
Tour is free with park entry: $5.00 per vehicle, Limit 2-8 people per vehicle. $4.00 Single Occupant vehicle. $2.00 Pedestrians, bicyclists, extra passengers, passengers in vehicle with holder of Annual Individual Entrance Pass.
Ranger Station (239) 992-0311
Nature Hike - EVERY Saturday at 10:00 a.m. Join a park naturalist for a walk on the Nature Trails of Koreshan State Historic Site. Learn some park history, history of the Estero River and find out about plants and critters that we meet along the way. Walk will begin at the Koreshan State Historic Site picnic area near the kayak launch. Note: Reservations requested. To reserve your space, please visit http://friendsofkoreshan.org/nature-hike/ or call 239-992-0311.
The walk will be approximately 1.8 miles long, the trail is uneven, has sand, grass and packed earth along the way. Bring water, hat and camera for pictures.
Outreach and Junior Ranger on La Chua Trail @ Paynes Prairie Preserve State ParkSaturday, November 25, 2017 - 10:00am to 4:00pm EST
La Chua Trail Admission: $4/vehicle
Come visit us on the La Chua trail at the Interpretive Trailer for Junior Ranger activities, wildlife sightings, and more!
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 six and up, but we will also have critter coloring pages and other handouts available for all ages.
No reservations required. Meet us along the La Chua Trail (at the north entrance of Paynes Prairie) just before the boardwalk begins. Participant requirements.
Cracker Village Tour - Museum Area @ Silver Springs State ParkSaturday, November 25, 2017 - 10:00am EST
Free with regular park admission.
Ranger Station, 352-236-7148 ext. 4
Saturday, December 23rd only:
Between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., the cracker village will additionally feature a cast iron cooking demonstration as well as a firing of the new wood-fired pottery kiln. The kiln will be opened on December 27th and the pottery made will be available for purchase in the museum gift shop.
Come and discover what life was like at the turn of the century in the Florida "piney woods." The cracker homestead is a replica of a 19th century pioneer settlement. This collection of buildings represents a small "Cracker'' settlement dating to the 1890s. A typical homestead of the time would have included a cabin and outbuildings such as a barn, pantry, smokehouse, and outhouse. Schoolhouses, churches, and blacksmith shops would have been found in settlements that homesteaders visited to attend social gatherings and barter for supplies. During the tour, these buildings will be open and unlocked and on most tours the blacksmith's forge will be fired up. Meet at the Cracker Village across from the Silver River museum.
Historic Park Tours @ Dudley Farm Historic State ParkSaturday, November 25, 2017 - 10:00am to 11:00am EST
Regular park entrance fee of $5.00/car (honor box, cash only)
Sandra Cashes (352) 472-1142, firstname.lastname@example.org
- A Historic Park Tour -
Join us and discover an authentic working farm owned by the Dudleys from post Civil War to mid-1940s. Follow a park staff or docent in period clothing as they talk about the homestead consisting of eighteen restored buildings, farm animals, gardens and local history.
Ranger History Program and Historic Weapons Firing Demonstration @ Dade Battlefield Historic State ParkSaturday, November 25, 2017 - 10:30am EST
Program is included with your park entrance fee of $3 per vehicle for up to eight people. Extra persons, bicyclists and pedestrians pay $2 each.
Join a park ranger every Saturday morning through the cooler months of the year for a program on the history surrounding Dade's Battle of 1835, highlighted by a firing demonstration featuring the park's replica 1816 U.S. Flintlock Musket. (Note: Program may be superceded by park events.)
Eagle Nest Walk @ T. H. Stone Memorial St. Joseph Peninsula State ParkSaturday, November 25, 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm EST
Park entry fees will apply.
Dennis Whitley 850-227-1327
Join a park ranger for a hike into the St Joseph Peninsula State Park Wildreness Preserve to observe an active American Bald Eagle nest. The hike is approximately 1.5 miles and is moderate in difficulty.
We recommend you bring water and binoculars. Meet at the Wildreness Preserve parking area at the end of Cabin Road.
Fourth Saturday Gamble Jam @ Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area at Flagler BeachSaturday, November 25, 2017 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm EST
This program is free with park admission.
Ranger Station, 386-517-2086
Musicians gather to play in remembrance of James Gamble Rogers IV, a renowned folk singer, entertainer and storyteller. Musicians of all levels are encouraged to bring instruments and a chair to join the circle for a casual acoustic jam session. Instruments of all types are welcome but no power is available near the pavilion. Meet other musicians, practice or just have fun listening! Monthly every 2nd & 4th Saturday.
SUP Yoga @ Oleta River State ParkSunday, November 26, 2017 (All day)
$30.00 + tax
"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.