Nature Trail Walk @ Curry Hammock State ParkTuesday, February 6, 2018 - 8:00am to 12:00pm EST
Free with regular park admission.
Join a Ranger for a one-hour guided walk along our moderately difficult, 1.5-mile hiking trail. Come out and enjoy a leisurely stroll through our rockland hammock and take in the flora and fauna of the Florida Keys. Along the way, you will gain an appreciation for the difficulties plants and animals face in the sub-tropical ecosystem.
Bug spray, drinking water and closed-toed shoes or hiking boots are recommended.
The narrow trail limits the walk to twelve people, therefore reservations are recommended.
Coffee Social @ Oscar Scherer State ParkTuesday, February 6, 2018 - 8:00am to 10:00am EST
Free with camping or standard park entrance fee, but donations are appreciated
Ranger Station 941-483-5956
Wake up with tea or coffee and your fellow campers. Located in the Nature Center.
Tram Tour and Swamp Walk @ Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State ParkTuesday, February 6, 2018 - 9:30am to 1:00pm EST
Tickets are $60.00 per person and can be purchased here.
NATURALIST led Fakahatchee Tram Tour with Swamp Walk. "This offering combines elements of our longer tram tours and swamp walks to give participants a great introduction to the Fakahatchee," says volunteer naturalist Patrick Higgins.
Each Tram Tour and Swamp Walk begins with a ride on the group's Ghost Rider tram to the site of the swamp walk. After about 90 minutes of walking through the swamp, participants board the tram for the return trip.
Naturalists leading the group will share their insights about the Fakahatchee's flora and fauna on both wet and dry portions of the adventure. Fakahatchee Strand is home to the famous ghost orchid and many other rare plants and animals.
The Tram Tour with Swamp Walk is $60 per person. The tours begin promptly at 9:30 am and conclude by 1 pm.
Participants will be required to sign a standard release of liability form. Any cancellations must be made 48 hours in advance to receive refund.
Participants should be sure to wear sturdy lace-up shoes( no sandals) and long pants and can change to dry clothes at the visitors restrooms for their drive home. This is an outdoor event, so dress appropriately for the weather.
The Tram Tour and Swamp Walk begins at the ranger station off Jane's Scenic Drive. Janes Scenic Drive is accessible ONLY via SR 29 (between HI 75 and US 41) DO NOT rely on incorrect GPS direction providing a different route to Jane Scenic drive in Copeland FL.
All ticket purchases go directly to the Friends of Fakahatchee, the park's citizen support organization. For more information, visit the Friends of Fakahatchee website at orchidswamp.org.
Guided Nature Walk @ John D. MacArthur Beach State ParkTuesday, February 6, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:30am EST
Free with park admission.
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.
Bring a water bottle, sunscreen and insect repellant.
Fishing Clinic @ Lovers Key State ParkTuesday, February 6, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:30am EST
Regular Entrance Fees Apply
Join a Park Ranger to learn a variety of tackle and fresh bait rigs, find out the best places to drop a line, and learn about the rules and regulations that pertain to game fishing in Southwest Florida. You might even learn a few of the “secrets” our local fishermen swear by. Due to limited space, reservations are required.
Nature Program - Nature Hike @ Koreshan State ParkTuesday, February 6, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:30am 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.
FriendsofKoreshan.org or at the Ranger Station at 239-992-0311
Join a park naturalist for a walk on the Nature Trails of Koreshan State Park. 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 Park picnic area near the kayak launch. Note: 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.
Space is limited. Participants must reserve a space on FriendsofKoreshan.org or at the Ranger Station at 239-992-0311.
Top 10 Questions About St. Andrews State Park @ St. Andrews State ParkTuesday, February 6, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am CST
Program is free with paid park admission.
Amber Riley, (850)708-6100
Join Ranger Amber Riley as she answers the Top 10 Questions about St. Andrews State Park and leads a tour of the Environmental Interpretive Center. This program will help to not only answer questions about the park, but will give participants a glimpse into the history of the park and provide opportunities to learn more about wildlife that can be found in the local area.
Program will be held at the Environmental Interpretive Center located near the park entrance.
Dade Pioneers @ Dade Battlefield Historic State ParkTuesday, February 6, 2018 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm EST
Cost is $10/child for school year and includes membership in Dade Battlefield Society
Dade Pioneers is an after school program for ages 8-18. Each program consists of nature and history programs, crafts, games and food.
Campfire Social @ Oscar Scherer State ParkTuesday, February 6, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm EST
Free for registered campers
Ranger Station 941-483-5956
Meet your fellow campers. Roast marshmallows, hang out around the campfire and have a good time. May bring snacks and non-alcoholic drinks. Program is for registered campers only as it is after hours. Located at the campfire circle between sites 35 and 36. Will be inside the Nature Center if inclement weather.
Eco Fitness Classes @ Oleta River State ParkWednesday, February 7, 2018 (All day)
"By combining health-fitness with outdoor recreation, Eco Fitness appeals to those seeking to increase time spent exercising and connecting with nature. Through a strategically formulated exercise regimen, participants will see adaptation to their physical abilities as well as an increase in their love for the great outdoors.
Eco Fitness Classes incorporate Kayaking/Stand Up Paddleboarding, Mountain Biking, Swimming and Plyometrics over the course of 2 hours for the low price of $40.00 per class.
Classes are held the first 2 weeks of the month; Wednesday evenings, Friday and Saturday mornings."
Please Contact BG Oleta River Outdoors for exact times.