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Monday, January 15, 2018

Co-Ed Low Impact Exercise Class @ Oscar Scherer State Park

Monday, January 15, 2018 - 8:15am to 9:00am EST

Free with camping or standard park entrance fee

More Information:
Ranger Station 941-483-5956

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

Wear comfortable shoes and wake up with a morning exercise session led by Kate Isles! Exercises do not require participants to sit or lay down and program is considered accessible. Located in the Screen Room by the Nature Center.

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

Monday Morning Nature Walk @ Lake June-in-Winter Scrub Preserve State Park

Monday, January 15, 2018 - 9:00am to 11:00am EST

The park entrance fee is $2.00 per vehicle and exact change is required for payment in an Iron Ranger deposit box.

More Information:
Call the Ranger Station at Highlands Hammock State Park at 863-386-6094.

Located in the Southwest region at:
Lake June-in-Winter Scrub Preserve State Park
Daffodil Road
Lake Placid, FL 33852

Visitors may explore Lake June with volunteer trail guides Brian and Susan Woodworth as they take a leisurely walk on the Tomoka Run Trail through scrubby flatwoods, the edge of a bayhead, and the Florida scrub. This field trip is rated moderate to difficult as visitors may walk down a sugar sand trail through scrub for a distance. Winter migratory birds are now being sighted in addition to the Florida Scrub-jay, woodpeckers, red-shouldered hawks and the Southern bald eagle. Water birds may be observed feeding in the shallows along the lakeshore. The gopher tortoise is sometimes seen foraging at this park. Visitors will drive to the far south end of Daffodil Road and meet at the main entrance at 9:00 a.m. The walk will take approximately one hour to 90 minutes. Visitors are advised to dress for the weather and wear hiking boots, long pants and protective clothing and to bring water, a hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, and snacks. Binoculars, walking sticks, field guides and cameras are useful. As there is very little shade and scrub habitat can become quite hot, Lake June visitors are advised to carry water and to bring cell phones as there are no sources of water, administrative offices, or park rangers on site. Lake June facilities include a picnic pavilion and a solar outhouse. Campers and park visitors may obtain the directions from Highlands Hammock to Lake June at the Ranger Station. Please see Additional Information for participation requirements.

Additional Information:

Scheduled walks are subject to change depending on conditions. Visitors are advised to check at the Ranger Station before preceding to any scheduled hikes at Lake June or Highlands Hammock State Park. Florida State Parks are in various stages of accessibility. To learn more about the participation requirements for this activity, please see EEC RANGER - LED NATURE WALKS LAKE JUNE.

Guided Nature Walk @ John D. MacArthur Beach State Park

Monday, January 15, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:30am EST

Free with park admission.

More Information:
(561) 624-6952

Located in the Southeast region at:
John D. MacArthur Beach State Park
10900 Jack Nicklaus Drive
North Palm Beach, FL 33408

Join us for a guided exploration of MacArthur Beach State Park daily at 10:00 a.m.  Meet in front of the Park's Nature Center. 

Additional Information:

Bring a water bottle, sunscreen and insect repellant.

FROGRS Guided Kayak Tour @ Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area at Flagler Beach

Monday, January 15, 2018 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm EST

The cost of the tour is $35 per person and includes the rental of a single kayak, tandem kayak or canoe. It will be $10 if you bring your own kayak. You can pay with a credit card online through PayPal here, or make payment of cash or check at the ranger station. The proceeds benefit the Friends of Gamble Rogers State Park (FROGRS), our community service organization.

Park admission for the day is not included.

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

Register now for our two-hour guided kayak tour exploring the salt marsh. Learn about the importance of this dynamic ecosystem while paddling peacefully in one of the park’s kayaks. All levels of experience are welcome. Participant's will receive a brief demonstration on: safety, gear requirements and basic kayaking techniques. Bring bug repellent, water and dress appropriately for the weather. Kids in double kayaks must be at least 12 years old. Kids in single kayaks must be at least 16 years old.

Registration is limited to the first 12 people and payment is needed to secure your reservation.

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements