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Saturday, February 24, 2018

Stone Age and Primitive Arts Festival @ Ochlockonee River State Park

Friday, February 23, 2018 (All day) to Sunday, February 25, 2018 (All day)

Admission: $4.00 per vehicle

(Up to 8 occupants, additional occupants are $2.00 per person)

More Information:
Ranger Station 850-962-2771

Located in the Northwest region at:
Ochlockonee River State Park
429 State Park Road
Sopchoppy, FL 32358

Ever wonder how pre-historic man put food on the table for the family? How people survived among mammoths and saber-toothed cats? Find out at the 11th annual Stone Age and Primitive Arts Festival! The festival features artists, vendors and demonstrators from all over the country.

Learn from experts how to make your own arrowheads, spear points and stone tools with the ancient art of flintknapping.

Participate in an atlatl throwing or primitive archery contest.

Watch as instructors reveal the secrets behind primitive fire making techniques like the bow drill, hand drill, and the fire saw.

Tour through our vendor village and find everything from pottery, hand woven baskets and jewelry to bows, arrows, spears and the materials to make your own.

 

 

Additional Information:

Festival hours are: 9:00am – 4:00pm

Participation Requirements

31st Real Florida 5K-10K Run and Fun Walk @ Wekiwa Springs State Park

Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 7:00am EST

5K and walk (until Jan. 31): $25.00

5K and walk (Feb. 1 to Feb. 24): $35.00

5K and walk (day of event): $40.00

10K (until Jan. 31): $35.00

10K (Feb. 1 to Feb. 23): $45.00

10K (day of event): $50.00

More Information:
407-884-2009

Located in the Central region at:
Wekiwa Springs State Park
1800 Wekiwa Circle
Apopka, FL 32712

Join us for our 31st Annual Real Florida 5K-10K Runs on Saturday, February 24, 2018. This is the only race in the area that is run within a state park and almost all off road. Every finisher gets a medal and commemorative t-shirt and prizes for first place male and female runners in the 5K and 10K races. Wekiva Wilderness Trust also welcomes walkers in either event. Join us, have fun and help contribute to a great cause. All proceeds from the race go to fund projects in the park.

Additional Information:

Sponsored by the Wekiva Wilderness Trust.

Registration begins at 7:00 a.m. Races begin at 8:30 a.m. For registration click here.

Participation Requirements

I Did A Hike 2018 @ Mike Roess Gold Head Branch State Park

Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 8:00am EST

On-site registration fee is $20 
Park entry fee is $5 per vehicle (up to eight individuals per vehicle)

More Information:
Email: ididahike@gmail.com or call 352-258-3058 for more information

Located in the Northeast region at:
Mike Roess Gold Head Branch State Park
6239 State Road 21
Keystone Heights, FL 32656

The North Florida Trailblazers Chapter of the Florida Trail Association is sponsoring, I Did A Hike,  a fund-raising hike along the Florida National Scenic Trail on February 24, 2018 near Keystone Heights.  The on-site registration fee of $20 supports the efforts of the Florida Trail Association to build and maintain public hiking trails throughout Florida.  Registration does not include State Park entrance fee of $5 per carload for up to 8 people.

Registration for the event runs from 8 am to 10 am at the Recreation Building across from the picnic area in Mike Roess Gold Head Branch State Park on State Rd. 21 just north of Keystone Heights. Shuttle rides will be provided for registered participants to the starting point on Camp Blanding Military Reservation and hikers will walk back to their vehicles. The route of the 2018 event runs for 10.8 miles.  Sag wagons will be provided at the 3.7, 5.9 and 7.8 mile points.

The hike through Camp Blanding and Gold Head is through one of Florida’s most beautiful sandhill communities.  Along the way you may see gopher tortoises, whitetail deer, fox squirrels, and pileated woodpeckers. If you are real lucky you may get a chance to see one of the largest Indigo snakes ever spotted in Florida. The hike passes by some of the most pristine spring fed lakes in Florida, follows along two ravines, and gives you a chance to view the results of prescribed burning.

 

Additional Information:

All hikers must register before hiking and sign back in upon their return. Wear comfortable hiking shoes and bring plenty of water, snacks and lunch if you like. For more detail, view the participant requirements

The Yearling Trail Walk - EVENT CANCELLED @ Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Historic State Park

Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 8:00am to 1:00pm EST

There are no direct fees for the guided walk, but you must make a reservation by February 19th.

Since the group will end up near Silver Glen Springs, you may bring and eat a brown-bag lunch at that location. Entrance to the springs is $5.50.

More Information:
MKRHSP Farmhouse (352) 466-3672

Located in the Northeast region at:
Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Historic State Park
18700 S. CR 325
Cross Creek, FL 32640

EVENT CANCELLED - IN COMPLIANCE WITH A TEMPORARY EMERGENCY CLOSURE ORDER FOR JUNIPER PRAIRIE WILDERNESS IN THE OCALA NATIONAL FOREST, USE OF THIS TRAIL IS CLOSED TO VISITORS. DUE TO INCREASED BEAR ACTIVITY, THIS CLOSURE ORDER HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR THE PROTECTION OF PUBLIC SAFETY AND HEALTH.  THE EVENT WILL BE RESCHEDULED AT A LATER DATE.

"The end of the world, he thought, might be like the sinkhole...empty and dark, with only clouds to ride on." Walk into Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings' journey on the Yearling Trail in the Ocala National Forest, guided by Anne Pierce of The Friends of the Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Farm, Inc., who will be your guide, and who will read passages from The Yearling and tell the story of the Long Family in the Big Scrub.

Additional Information:

Meet Anne at the Rawlings County Park parking lot (adjacent to state park on CR 325 in Cross Creek) at 8:15AM to carpool to the trail.  If you live closer to the trail, you may meet her at the Silver Glen Springs parking lot at 9:30 AM.

 

For reservations, please call the state park's farmhouse number above by Monday, February 19th, leaving your name, a contact number, and the number of people in your party, and indicate which meeting place you will be using.  You may not bring pets, and the trip is unsuitable for children younger than 12 years of age.  (See "participation requirements" for additonal information.)

 

Anne also plans to walk the "boils" trail (approximately 1 mile) with another reading from the Yearling.  Though this is an optional portion of the trip, it is an opportunity to enjoy your picnic lunch and even a swim, weather permitting.

Participation Requirements

 

Monthly Bird Walk on Pepper Creek Trail @ Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park

Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 8:00am to 9:30am EST

There is no charge to participate in the bird walk.

More Information:
Susan Strawbridge, (352) 628-5445, ext. 1002

Located in the Northeast region at:
Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park
4150 S. Suncoast Blvd. (US 19)
Homosassa, FL 34446

Novice and experienced birders are invited to take a guided bird walk on Pepper Creek Trail. Leaders from Citrus County Ausdubon take birders on the guided walk. Bring binoculars and a field guide if you have them. This leisurely-paced walk is on a fully accessible (paved) trail that winds through a hydric hammock along Pepper Creek. Please call the park office to register, (352) 628-5343.

Additional Information:

 Participation Requirements

 

Morning Nature Walk @ Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park

Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 9:00am to 10:30am EST

Free with regular park admission.

More Information:
Park Services Specialist Jeff Hugo, 850-561-7286

Located in the Northwest region at:
Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park
465 Wakulla Park Drive
Wakulla Springs, FL 32327

Join a ranger-led trek through Wakulla Springs State Park’s varying forest communities. Search for signs of spring like the crimson seeds of the red maple or the white blossoms of Walter's viburnum. Glean tidbits of park history and observe the nuances of nature with the aid of your guide. Arrive early and fuel up with breakfast in the historic Wakulla Springs Lodge prior to the walk.

 

Additional Information:

Space is limited. Please call 850-561-7286 to register.

Meet in the lobby of the Lodge at Wakulla Springs.

Participation Requirements

Watercolor Fellowship @ Oscar Scherer State Park

Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 9:00am to 10:00am 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

Learn watercolor tips and tricks or simply come and paint with fellow watercolor enthusiasts. Space is limited. Located in the Nature Center. 

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

Junior Ranger @ Oscar Scherer State Park

Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 9:00am to 12:00pm 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

Learn what it takes to become a Junior Ranger and work on your Junior Ranger CORE or Passport activities! Located in the Nature Center.

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

Coffee in the Campground @ Dr. Julian G. Bruce St. George Island State Park

Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 9:00am to 11:00am EST

Programs are free with your paid admission in to the park.

More Information:
Skip Schipper (850) 927-2111 or George.Schipper@dep.state.fl.us

Located in the Northwest region at:
Dr. Julian G. Bruce St. George Island State Park
1900 E. Gulf Beach Drive
St. George Island, FL 32328

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.

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

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.

Guided Canoe Trip @ Collier-Seminole State Park

Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 9:00am to 12:30pm EST

$30 per person, (2 people per canoe), plus park entry fee of $5.00 up to 8 people in your car or $4.00 for a single occupant.

Registration is required.

More Information:
For more info contact the Ranger Station at (239) 394-3397

Located in the Southwest region at:
Collier-Seminole State Park
20200 Tamiami Trail E.
Naples, FL 34114

Join park staff for a guided 4 mile paddle.

We stop 3 to 5 times to talk about the plants, animals, the park, and Seminole Indians history of the area.

Ages 12 and up.

$30 per person, (2 people per canoe), plus park entry fee of $5.00 up to 8 people in your car or $4.00 for a single occupant.

Registration is required.

Canoe, life jackets, whistles and paddles are provided.

Wear: Comfortable clothing, your shoes could get wet.

Bring: Water, bug spray, sunscreen, sunglasses, dry bag, hat and a light jacket.

There is no place to get out of the canoe once the trip starts, so a restroom stop is wise just before the trip. A restroom is located in the picnic area in the boat basin.

9:00 am - Meet at the Ranger Station to make payment and then proceed to the boat basin/canoe launch area.

9:15 am – Be at the boat basin/canoe launch for introduction and review of paddling strokes and safety tips.

9:30 am – Canoe Trip starts.

12:30 pm - Canoe Trip ends.

Cast Netting @ Gasparilla Island State Park

Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 9:30am to 11:30am EST

Park Entrance Fee

More Information:


Located in the Southwest region at:
Gasparilla Island State Park
880 Belcher Rd
Boca Grande, FL 33921

Come join a Park Ranger and learn how to throw a cast net.

Please contact the park office for more information 941-964-0375

Naturalist Led Swamp Walk @ Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park

Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 9:30am to 2:30pm EST

Tickets are $75.00 per person and can be purchased here.

More Information:
(239) 695-1023 (A volunteer will return your call.)

Located in the Southwest region at:
Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park
137 Coastline Drive
Copeland , FL 34137

This swamp walk led by an experienced Naturalist will immerse you in the beauty and diversity of the Fakahatchee Strand Preserve the largest State Park in Florida. For many visitors, a Friends of Fakahatchee Swamp Walk is the highlight of their Florida visit. Participants wade in cool water up to their waists for half a day observing the native wildlife and plants in the Fakahatchee Strand. This is a long, strenuous walk into the heart of the Fakahatchee. Participants will be required to sign a standard release of liability form. Any cancellations must be made 48 hours in advance to receive refund.

Swamp walkers should wear long pants and lace-up boots or sneakers (no waders or open-top boots). A hat and long-sleeved shirt are also recommended. Bring water, snacks, or lunch. Bring bug repellent if you are sensitive. Put anything you do not want to get wet in zip-lock plastic bags. You can change into your dry clothes in the park's restroom for your return home.

Swamp walkers meet the Naturalist at the Ranger Station off Janes’ Scenic Drive no later than 9:30 a.m and can expect to be back around 2.30PM.

The Park's ranger station is located at 137 Coast Line Drive, Copeland, FL off of Janes Scenic Drive, Janes Scenic drive is only acessible via SR 29 ( between I-75 and US 41) DO NOT rely on incorrect GPS information providing other routes to access Jane Scenic drive in Copeland.

Additional Information:

All funds raised from tickets sold support the Friends of Fakahatchee, the park's citizen support organization.  More information about the Friends of Fakahatchee can be found at their website orchidswamp.org.

5th Annual Children's Art Show @ Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park

Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 10:00am to 4:00pm EST

FREE with regular park admission

More Information:
Ranger Station 239-597-6196

Located in the Southwest region at:
Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park
11135 Gulfshore Drive
Naples, FL 34108

The Friends of Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park will proudly host the Fifth Annual Children’s Art Show at Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park. The goals of this event are to showcase the artistic talents of elementary students from Collier County public and private schools as well as to promote community awareness and enjoyment of our Park. Prizes and People’s Choice Awards will be given.

Additional Information:

Due to the popularity of the park, it is recommended to come to the art show in the early morning or afternoon. Collier County will have a Beach Bus dropping people off in the park throughout the day; bus riders will be charged $2.00 per person for park admission. Go to www.goCATbus.com for more details.

Children's Art Show Participation Requirements

Nature Trail Hike @ Koreshan State Park

Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 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.

More Information:
Ranger Station (239) 992-0311

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

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.

Additional Information:

 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.

Cracker Village Tour - Museum Area @ Silver Springs State Park

Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 10:00am EST

Free with regular park admission.

More Information:
Ranger Station, 352-236-7148 ext. 4

Located in the Central region at:
Silver Springs State Park
1425 NE 58th Avenue
Ocala, FL 34470

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.

Additional Information:

Enter the park through the camping & museum entrance, 1425 NE 58th Avenue, (also known as State Road 35 or Baseline Rd.) to access the Silver River Museum.

For more information about the Silver River Museum visit their website.

Participation requirements.

GeoCaching -Manatee Springs SP: Family, Friends, Fun & Food #3 @ Manatee Springs State Park

Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 10:00am to 2:00pm EST

Free with park admission

More Information:
Lon Sullivan AKA "Trail Walker") 352.224.8895

Located in the Northeast region at:
Manatee Springs State Park
11650 NW 115 Street
Chiefland, FL 32626

 

This event will include a pot luck meal, games, prizes, and the chance to hike the MSSP trails in search of TWELVE new and three existing geocaches.
Who knows, maybe the manatees will be in the springs!

You can see the information related to the event without having an account / membership (which is free), but You will need one to get certain details or to log a "Will attend" Those interested can access the information by logging on to Geocaching in Florida. Click on Other Search Options, scroll down to Search by GC Code.  Search for: GC7FPYJ

Please post your "Will attend" so we know what size pavilion to reserve, and bring your favorite dish or dessert. IMPORTANT: This is a "pot-luck" lunch, so please bring your signature good eats. Some sort of basic meat will be provided.

Additional Information:

 Participation Requirements

We HIGHLY recommend that you wear good hiking boots, bring a walking stick, carry some bug spray...and don't forget the water!!

Guided Nature Walk @ John D. MacArthur Beach State Park

Saturday, February 24, 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.

Critter Crafts for Kids @ Oscar Scherer State Park

Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am 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

Learn about the plants and animals at Oscar Scherer by making critter crafts. Materials are provided. Located in the Nature Center. 

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

Cracker Days @ Rainbow Springs State Park

Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 10:00am to 4:00pm EST

$2.00 Park Admission.

More Information:
For more information, call 352-465-8555.

Located in the Northeast region at:
Rainbow Springs State Park
19158 SW 81st Place Road
Dunnellon, FL 34432

We invite you to experience a piece of history at Rainbow Springs State Park. Learn about campfire cooking, turkey calls, corn grinding and more. See cattle whip cracking and more Cracker Days demonstrations.

Enjoy browsing the handcrafters as you listen to the Bluegrass sounds by Shade Tree Pickers or dulcimer folk music by the Front Porch Folks.

Come and join us for food, games and good ole’ fun!  Experience an unforgettable event, an exciting time for everyone, as we peek down history’s corridors!

Additional Information:

 Participation Requirements

 Download our flyer!  Small flyer.  Large flyer.

Junior Birders Club @ Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park

Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm EST

Regular park admission applies.

More Information:
Kevin.Bowes@dep.state.fl.us

Located in the Southeast region at:
Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park
601 Howard England Way
Key West, FL 33040

Fort Zachary Taylor's Junior Birders club will meet Saturday, February 24 at 10 a.m. by the cannon in the Fort parking lot.  Ages 6-12 must be accompanied by an adult.  We will look for shorebirds and new birds recently seen in the park.   Robyn reminds us to bring binoculars and small notebook if you have them.  Also, don't forget your sunscreen, water, sensible shoes and optional hat.  For more information, contact Robyn at (305) 432-1677.

Pack Walk @ St. Andrews State Park

Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 9:00am to 11:00am CST

Program is free with paid park admission.

More Information:
David Morris, (850)708-6100

Located in the Northwest region at:
St. Andrews State Park
4607 State Park Lane
Panama City Beach, FL 32408

St. Andrews State Park and Bay County Animal Services invite you to join us for a "Pack Walk." During this guided walk, participants will have the opportunity to give dogs from a local animal shelter some fresh air and a chance to hike in beautiful St. Andrews State Park. The park's pet policies apply. All dog walkers must be at least 16 years old.

Additional Information:

Please wear weather appriopriate clothing. Dog walkers must be at least 16 years of age.

Participants should meet near the Lagoon parking area next to the boat ramp.

Participation Requirements

Ranger History Program @ Dade Battlefield Historic State Park

Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 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.

More Information:


Located in the Southwest region at:
Dade Battlefield Historic State Park
7200 CR 603
Bushnell, FL 33513

Join a park ranger every Saturday morning throughout the cooler months of the year for a program on the history surrounding Dade's Battle of 1835.  This talk at the breastworks in front of the museum will include a static display of period weapons, uniforms and accoutrements. (Note: Program may be superceded by park events.)

Saturday Ranger Program @ Manatee Springs State Park

Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm EST

These programs are available at no extra charge with parks addmission of $6.00 per car up to 8 people.

 

More Information:
Christopher Dixon Park Services Specialist (352) 493-6736

Located in the Northeast region at:
Manatee Springs State Park
11650 NW 115 Street
Chiefland, FL 32626

Manatee Springs State Park is having a Saturday Ranger Program, every Saturday,  starting on December 2, 2017 and running to Saturday April 14, 2018.  The Program will take place from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Please see the flyers at the park on where to meet.

Additional Information:

Partipation Requirements

 

Tram Tour @ Oscar Scherer State Park

Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm EST

$5 / person

Children under 5 ride free

More Information:
Ranger Station 941-483-5956

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

Take a tour around the park and learn about the plants, animals, and park history. Tram seats 25 people. Maximum of 2 wheelchairs. Tickets sold from the Nature Center the day of, starting at 9:00am, cash only please. Tram picks up guests in front of Nature Center.

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

Legendary Sirens Perform @ Weeki Wachee Springs State Park

Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 1:30pm EST to Sunday, February 25, 2018 - 2:00pm EST

Included with the price of admission

More Information:
352-592-5656

Located in the Southwest region at:
Weeki Wachee Springs State Park
6131 Commercial Way
Weeki Wachee, FL 34606

The Legendary Sirens show include performers representing decades from the 50’s to the 70’s.

Guided Tours of Historic Koreshan Settlement @ Koreshan State Park

Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 2:00pm EST

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

More Information:
Ranger Station (239) 992-0311 or FriendsofKoreshan.org

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.

Fourth Saturday Gamble Jam @ Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area at Flagler Beach

Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm EST

Free with regular 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

Join us at Gamble Rogers on the second and fourth Saturday of every month for a Jam Session in the park. Musicians of all skill 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; however, there is no power source near the pavilion. 

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

Concert in the Park @ Oscar Scherer State Park

Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 2:30pm 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

Join our resident musicians, Bill & Kate Isles, and some occasional special guests, for live music in the Lake Osprey picnic area! Located on the stage outside the Nature Center. You are welcome to bring your own chair to place out on the grass.

(If inclement weather, program may be moved to the Nature Center or the Screen Room, based on crowd size)

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

Night Hike with a Ranger @

Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm EST

This program is free with paid park admission of $6.00 per car load up to 8 people!

More Information:
Roy Ficht or Ranger Station at (352) 463-3420

Located in the region at:
, FL

Spend the evening walking through the woods with a ranger!!! We will have a three-quarter mile walking a dimly lit path. Come see the moon under a canopy of hardwoods, listen to the sounds of nature, and experience the Real Florida. Come join us after hours. Kids are always welcome!  This is an opportunity to spend one on one time with a ranger learning about some of Florida’s natural and culture resources.

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

We will meet at the picnic area within the day use parking lot. Please make sure you bring bug spray.

Campfire Program @ Oscar Scherer State Park

Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm EST

Free for registered campers

More Information:
Ranger Station 941-483-5956

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

Join one of the rangers around a campfire and learn about a specific park subject. Program topic will be advertised weekly based on which ranger is leading the program. This program is limited to registered campers only as it is after closing hours. Located at the Campfire Circle between sites 35 & 36. Will be held inside the Nature Center if inclement weather.

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements