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Saturday, March 31, 2018

Spring EGG-stravaganza and Puppet Play @ Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park

Saturday, March 31, 2018 - 8:00am to 10:00am EDT

There is no charge to attend either the Egg-stravaganza event or the puppet play.

More Information:
Susan Strawbridge, Park Services Specialist; (352) 628-5445

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

The Friends of Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park will be hosting a Springs EGG-stravaganza starting at 8:00 am in the field behind the main entrance and Visitor Center parking area. Children will be divided into three age groups to find and collect thousands of plastic eggs. The aggs will then be redeemed for candy. Finders of the golden egg in each category will win an age-appropriate prize. Families should arrive early to register and to meet the Easter Bunny and Andy, the Alligator costumed characters. The egg hunts will be followed by a puppet play entitled "Night at the Wildlife Park" presented by the Wildlife Puppeteers starting at 9:15 in the Florida Room of the Visitor Center.

Grand Site Work Day @ Big Talbot Island State Park

Saturday, March 31, 2018 - 9:00am to 11:00am EDT

There are no fees to participate in this event.

More Information:
Allison Conboy 904-251-2811

Located in the Northeast region at:
Big Talbot Island State Park
State Road A1A North
Jacksonville, FL, FL 32226

Join the Timucuan Parks Foundation and Friends of Talbot Islands State Parks in a morning of outdoor trail work and vegetation clearing to help protect a one-of-a-kind cultural gem, the Timucuan Indian Grand Site shell ring on Big Talbot Island State Park. Volunteers will assist in clearing encroaching vegetation using hand trimming tools, treating palmetto stumps and removing debris. These efforts help maintain the site as the park plans to open an interpretive trail for the public to discover this local wonder. Please wear long pants, long sleeves, and sturdy shoes such as hiking boots or rubber rain boots and bring a water bottle, bug spray, and sunscreen. Enjoy a picnic lunch with us provided by the Friends following the trail work.

Additional Information:

Meet at the Wayside parking area along State Rd. A1A, just north of the Simpson’s Creek bridge, at 9 a.m. Space is limited so please RSVP to Allison.conboy@dep.state.fl.us or 904-251-2811 and contact with any questions.

Participation Requirements

Grand Site Work Day @

Saturday, March 31, 2018 - 9:00am to 11:00am EDT

There are no fees to participate in this event.

More Information:
Allison Conboy 904-251-2811

Located in the Northeast region at:
12157 Heckscher Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32226

Join the Timucuan Parks Foundation and Friends of Talbot Islands State Parks in a morning of outdoor trail work and vegetation clearing to help protect a one-of-a-kind cultural gem, the Timucuan Indian Grand Site shell ring on Big Talbot Island State Park. Volunteers will assist in clearing encroaching vegetation using hand trimming tools, treating palmetto stumps and removing debris. These efforts help maintain the site as the park plans to open an interpretive trail for the public to discover this local wonder. Please wear long pants, long sleeves, and sturdy shoes such as hiking boots or rubber rain boots and bring a water bottle, bug spray, and sunscreen. Enjoy a picnic lunch with us provided by the Friends following the trail work.

Additional Information:

Meet at the Wayside parking area along State Rd. A1A, just north of the Simpson’s Creek bridge, at 9 a.m. Space is limited so please RSVP to Allison.conboy@dep.state.fl.us or 904-251-2811 and contact with any questions.

Participation Requirements

Lake Louisa Nature Fest 2018 @ Lake Louisa State Park

Saturday, March 31, 2018 - 9:00am to 2:00pm EDT

Regular Park Admission Fee of $5.00 per vehicle with up to 8 occupants or $4.00 for single occupant vehicles.

More Information:
naturefest@llsp.org

Located in the Central region at:
Lake Louisa State Park
7305 U.S. Highway 27
Clermont, FL 34714

Nature Fest is sponsored by the Friends of Lake Louisa State Park, Inc. and features environmentally themed exhibits including wildlife exhibits, living history exhibits, children's activities, guided hikes, tram tours and much more. So be sure to come out and enjoy all that Nature Fest has to offer. The event is free, regular admission fees apply. 

Additional Information:

For information about the Friends of Lake Louisa State Park, Inc. please visit  http://llsp.org

Participation Requirements

 

Watercolor Fellowship @ Oscar Scherer State Park

Saturday, March 31, 2018 - 9:00am to 10:00am EDT

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, March 31, 2018 - 9:00am to 12:00pm EDT

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

Kayaking 101 @ Dunns Creek State Park

Saturday, March 31, 2018 - 9:00am to 12:00pm EDT

$25 per person

More Information:
Sam Carr, 386-937-3901, fodcspcso@gmail.com

Located in the Central region at:
Dunns Creek State Park
320 Sisco Road
Pomona Park, FL 32181

The Friends of Dunns Creek State Park are excited to host their Kayaking 101 program! This program is designed for anyone interested in kayaking, particularly beginners. An instructor certified by the American Canoe Association will teach you the basics of kayaking during this three hour session. You will learn kayak safety, boarding kayaks, paddling strokes, and basic paddling maneuvers.

The training is limited to 6 participants and is $25 per person. Kayak, paddle, and Personal Flotation Device (PFD) rentals are included in the training fee. No children under 14 years of age please. Children 14-17 are able to participate ONLY with a registered parent/guardian accompanying them. Kayaking is a water sport so expect to get wet and dress accordingly. There are no refunds available for the training, unless another participant can fill the spot.

Registration is required! Purchase tickets at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/kayaking-101-tickets-32260359604.

Friends of Dunns Creek State Park Members are able to purchase a discounted ticket. To sign up for membership, visit www.friendsofdunnscreek.org/.

Directions: The training will be held on Lake Broward at the Lake Broward Recreation Area on N. Broward Avenue in Pomona Park near Dunns Creek State Park.

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

Kid's Bird House Building Workshop @ Ravine Gardens State Park

Saturday, March 31, 2018 - 10:00am to 3:00pm EDT

$12.00 per bird house. Purchase tickets here.

More Information:
Raymond Presley, 386-329-3721, raymond.presley@dep.state.fl.us

Located in the Central region at:
Ravine Gardens State Park
1600 Twigg Street
Palatka, FL 32177

Join ranger Jeff as he shows you how to build your very own bird house. Participants will meet at the large pavilion. All materials will be supplied.

Due to the popularity of this event, we will be offering two sessions. The first will be 10:00am - 12:00pm and the second will be 1:00pm - 3:00pm. Space is limited to 12 participants per session and tickets sell out quick! Please visit here to purchase tickets.

The ticket is per bird house, not per person, so please purchase the number of bird houses you would like to build. Ticket includes entry fee into the park.

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

Nature Trail Hike @ Koreshan State Park

Saturday, March 31, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am EDT

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.

Eggs in the Park @ Dade Battlefield Historic State Park

Saturday, March 31, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm EDT

Event is free for familes with participating children, ages 0-12. 

More Information:
kristin.n.wood@dep.state.fl.us; 352-793-4781

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

Eggs in the park is a free event for ages 0-12 and their families.  Egg hunts start promptly for all ages at 10 am followed by other games and activities. 

Guided Nature Walk @ John D. MacArthur Beach State Park

Saturday, March 31, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:30am EDT

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, March 31, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am EDT

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

Archaeology Day @ T. H. Stone Memorial St. Joseph Peninsula State Park

Saturday, March 31, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm EDT

Park entry fees will apply.

More Information:
Mark Knapke, Park Manager (850) 227-1327

Located in the Northwest region at:
T. H. Stone Memorial St. Joseph Peninsula State Park
8899 Cape San Blas Road
Port St. Joe, FL 32456

The Florida Public Archaeology Network from the University of West Florida will have a local history and archaeology information booth set up in the park.  You can chat with representives from UWF about local history, and you can bring you own artifacts for identification.  Event is educational and fun for all.

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

Pioneer Day Festival: A Living History Event @ Savannas Preserve State Park

Saturday, March 31, 2018 - 10:00am to 3:00pm EDT

$3.00 per person; Cash only

More Information:
(772) 398-2779

Located in the Southeast region at:
Savannas Preserve State Park
2541 Walton Road
Port St. Lucie, FL 34952

Take a step back in time during the annual Pioneer Day Festival on Saturday, March 31st from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., sponsored by the Friends of Savannas Preserve State Park. Visitors will experience living history as they explore how people in Florida lived circa mid-19th century. The event will feature old-fashioned games and cooking, storytelling, muzzleloading demonstrations, arts and crafts, and more!

Guided hikes and kayak tours will be offered throughout the event. Weather permitting, Savannas Preserve State Park staff will perform a prescribed fire demonstration. Music by the Hot Sauce Boys will be featured, as well as a sing-along activity not to be missed! And don’t forget to grab lunch at Joe’s Dawgs Food Stand!

 

The Savannas Education Center is located at 2541 SE Walton Road, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34952.  Admission to the event is $3.00 per person; cash only.  Call (772) 398-2779 or go to www.FriendsofSavannas.org to learn more.

Ranger History Program @ Dade Battlefield Historic State Park

Saturday, March 31, 2018 - 10:30am EDT

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.)

Music in the Park - Main Entrance @ Silver Springs State Park

Saturday, March 31, 2018 - 12:00pm EDT

This event is free with paid park admission.

More Information:
Call the park ranger station, 352-236-7148 and then press menu option 4

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

The Friends of Silver Springs are proud to present a new music series.

Every Saturday and Sunday, visit the park to hear live music, both amplified and acoustic. These small, intimate sessions will not be on the big stage but will be up close and personal near the glass bottom boats and the water.


Saturday, March 17

11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. - Frankie Jay and the Chicken Parade

1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. - KOS Brass Quintet


Sunday, March 18

12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. - Mike Coker


Saturday, March 24

12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. - Mike Coker


Sunday, March 25

12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. - Mama Gina


Saturday, March 31

12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. - Smithson & French


Sunday, April 1

12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. - Mama Gina


Saturday, April 7

12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. - Mike Coker


Sunday, April 8

1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. - KOS Brass Quintet


Saturday, April 14

12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. - Mike Coker


Sunday, April 15

11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. - KOS Brass Quintet


Saturday, April 21

12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. - Mike Coker


Sunday, April 22

12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. - Mama Gina


Saturday, April 28

12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. - Mike Coker


Sunday, April 29

12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. - Smithson & French


Don't forget to check out our other music series, the Pickin' in the Park and the River Rhythms, each month on the 3rd Sunday and 4th Friday respectively.

Additional Information:

Enter the park through the main entrance located at 5656 East Silver Springs Boulevard (State Road 40).

For more information on the Friends of Silver Springs and how you can get involved visit their website.

Participation requirements.

Coward’s Guide to the Great Outdoors PowerPoint Program @ Sebastian Inlet State Park

Saturday, March 31, 2018 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm EDT

Free with normal park admission fee

More Information:
Terry OToole 772-388-2750

Located in the Central region at:
Sebastian Inlet State Park
9700 South Highway A.1.A.
Melbourne Beach, FL 32951

Coward’s Guide to the Great Outdoors PowerPoint Program

Find out what is and isn’t dangerous in Florida’s Great Outdoors.

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

Saturday Ranger Program @ Manatee Springs State Park

Saturday, March 31, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm EDT

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

 

North Atlantic Right Whales: End of season summary @ Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area at Flagler Beach

Saturday, March 31, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm EDT

Program is free with 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

Author and speaker Frank Gromling from Ocean Art Gallery, will present a 45-minute program about one of the world's most endangered large mammals, the North Atlantic right whale. Frank has been a volunteer with the Marineland Right Whale Project since its inception in 2000, and has monitored and photographed these 50-ton animals as they visit the coastal waters off Flagler Beach each winter. All ages are welcome, minors must be accompanied by an adult. This event is subject to cancellation due to weather conditions. We will be meeting at the beachside pavilion.

You can RSVP for this program at Eventbrite.

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

Tram Tour @ Oscar Scherer State Park

Saturday, March 31, 2018 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm EDT

$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

Dash Through The Past @ Constitution Convention Museum State Park

Saturday, March 31, 2018 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm EDT

Free and open to the public.

More Information:
FPAN (850) 595-0050

Located in the Northwest region at:
Constitution Convention Museum State Park
200 Allen Memorial Way
Port St. Joe, FL 32456

In celebration of Florida Archaeology Month join the Florida Publilc Archaeology Network (FPAN) for a historic scavenger hunt race in historic Port Saint Joe. Discover local history and win prizes as you walk though historic Port Saint Joe.  Registration begins at 2:00 p.m. Eastern at the Constitution Convention Museum State Park.

Additional Information:

Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Participation Requirements

Concert in the Park @ Oscar Scherer State Park

Saturday, March 31, 2018 - 2:30pm EDT

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

Wildflower Walk @ Ochlockonee River State Park

Saturday, March 31, 2018 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm EDT

Walk is free with paid park admission of $4.00 per vehicle

More Information:
Ranger Station 850-962-2771

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

Join a Park Ranger on Saturday, March 31st for a casually paced hike to explore the spring wildflowers of Ochlockonee River State Park. This hike is approximately two miles long and passes through the varied habitats of the park with opportunities to spot wildflowers, edible, and carnivorous plants.

Additional Information:

The hiking trail may be uneven and damp in places. Wear comfortable shoes and clothing, insect repellent and drinking water are suggested. walk will depart from the Dead River Pavilion at 2:30pm. and should take approximately an hour and a half.

Participation Requirements

Moon Lit Tram Tour @ Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park

Saturday, March 31, 2018 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm EDT

Tickets for the tour are $35.00 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

Thanks to the Moon Lit Fakahatchee Tram Tours, you can now view the magnificent Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park under the illumination of a full moon. The “Ghost Rider” tram, named in honor of the famous Ghost Orchid found in the park, lets you tour the park without concentrating on the road. The Fakahatchee is home to more orchid species than any other place on the North American continent. The Preserve is also a haven for diverse wildlife and migratory birds.

All tours start as the sun is setting, prime time for photography and spotting some of the mammal residents of the Strand as well as birds settling in for the evening.

The 24-passenger tram is high and dry and will provide an excellent platform for viewing park features illuminated by moonlight. City-dwellers will be amazed at how their vision changes as their eyes adapt to the light the moon provides.

An experienced naturalist lead each tram tour and will demonstrate communication with denizens of the night, including fireflies, bats and owls. The tram is wheelchair accessible and some seats face backwards. Participants will be required to sign a standard release of liability form. Any cancellations must be made 48 hours in advance to receive refund.

The tram leaves from the ranger station at 137 Coastline Drive, Copeland, off 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 dirve in Copeland.

ARRIVE EARLY, this tour departs in time for the sunset and moonrise.

NOTE: PLEASE CHECK WEATHER REPORTS AND DRESS APPROPRIATELY FOR THIS ADVENTURE. EVENINGS CAN BE COOL WHEN THIS TOUR IS OFFERED.

Sunset and Full Moon Paddle @ Anastasia State Park

Saturday, March 31, 2018 - 6:45pm to 8:15pm EDT

Program fee: $35 for program and rental, including lifejackets and paddles. $20 for program, launch your own boat.

Park admission fees: ($8.00 per vehicle. Limit 2-8 people per vehicle. $4.00 per single-occupant vehicle. $2.00 per pedestrians, bicyclists, extra passengers, passengers in vehicle with holder of Annual Individual Entrance Pass).

More Information:
Anastasia Watersports: (904) 460-9111

Located in the Central region at:
Anastasia State Park
300 Anastasia Park Road
St. Augustine, FL 32080

Join Anastasia Watersports and experience breathtaking views as the sun sets and the full-moon rises illuminating the Salt Run tidal basin. Multiple watercraft options include single kayaks, tandem kayaks and stand-up paddleboards. Private boats welcome at a lower rate. Includes an interpretive, storytelling element during the paddle.

Please check in at Anastasia Watersports 15 minutes prior to departure. Please call Anastasia Watersports at (904) 460-9111 or email, info@anastasiawatersports.com to make a reservation.

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

Night Sounds concert with Diamond Dixie @ Sebastian Inlet State Park

Saturday, March 31, 2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm EDT

The concert is free with regular park entry fees.

More Information:
Terry O'Toole

Located in the Central region at:
Sebastian Inlet State Park
9700 South Highway A.1.A.
Melbourne Beach, FL 32951

Diamond Dixie is an up and coming country duo, from Orlando, Florida.  The duo consists of sisters, Gabriela and Bianca LeDuc. Diamond Dixie plays their own special versions of covers and original music, as well as fun videos. Their shows have people dancing in the isles and down the rows and others sitting, smiling and tapping their toes.

The concert will take place at the pavilions on Coconut Point, located on the south side of Sebastian Inlet.

For information about Diamond Dixie visit www.DiamondDixie.com. or www.facebook.com/DiamondDixie

Additional Information:

EEC Night Sounds Concert updated

Campfire Program @ Oscar Scherer State Park

Saturday, March 31, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm EDT

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

Full Blue Moon Paddle on Lake Hall! @ Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park

Saturday, March 31, 2018 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm EDT

The event is free with paid park admission.

Park kayaks are $15 for a single-person; $20 for a two-person.

More Information:
For more information, contact the park at 850-487-4556.

Located in the Northwest region at:
Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park
3540 Thomasville Road
Tallahassee, FL 32309

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection's Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park invites you to join us for a full moon paddle. As the evening twilight fades to dark, we will ease our kayaks, canoes or paddleboards into Lake Hall to enjoy a peaceful moonlit paddle with our guide Park Ranger Scott Groves. The park has a limited number of kayaks available, so we encourage you to bring your own. Please contact the park to RSVP or to reserve one of our kayaks for this program. Space is limited so sign up early! Adults only please.

Additional Information:

Space is limited, RSVP required. To RSVP, contact the park at 850-487-4556.

Please arrive no later than 7:00 p.m. We plan to be on the water by 7:30 p.m.

A good quality LED flashlight or headlamp is recommended. Bring water and bug spray.

Participation Requirements

Moonrise at the Beach @ Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area at Flagler Beach

Saturday, March 31, 2018 - 7:30pm to 8:00pm EDT

This program is free with 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 for a moonrise at the beach! You will learn fun and interesting facts about the moon and our coastal ecosystem. Enjoy the spectacular view! Bring binoculars and a camera for beautiful photo opportunities!

All ages are welcome, minors must be accompanied by an adult. This event is subject to cancellation due to weather conditions. We will be meeting at the beachside pavilion on the east side of the park. You can register for this program at Eventbrite.

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

Moonlight Horseback Trail Ride @ San Felasco Hammock Preserve State Park

Saturday, March 31, 2018 - 7:30pm to 10:30pm EDT

Ride is $15 per person donation to the Friends of San Felasco. Members of Friends of San Felasco ride for free! 

More Information:
info@sanfelasco.org

Located in the Northeast region at:
San Felasco Hammock Preserve State Park
12720 NW 109 Lane
Alachua, FL 32615

Bring your hourse and enjoy a guided moonlight trail ride sponsored by the Friends of San Felasco! Check in time will begin at 7:30 pm at the CSO building located at 12720 NW 109th Lane, Alachua, FL 32615. We'll ride out at 8:30 pm. Proof of Negative Coggins is required. Waiver to be signed at check in. Helmets are mandatory, no exception. Minors must ride with parent or legal guardian. Minimum age for minors is 12. The ride will be approximately two hours long. 

Additional Information:

Participant Requirements

Annual Easter Egg Hunt @ Lake Kissimmee State Park

Saturday, March 31, 2018 - 9:30pm to 11:30pm EDT

Park entry fee's apply: $5.00 per vehicle.

More Information:
Park Services Specialist Patrick Sullivan, 863-696-1112, patrick.sullivan@dep.state.fl.us

Located in the Central region at:
Lake Kissimmee State Park
14248 Camp Mack Rd.
Lake Wales , FL 33898

Bring a basket and hop on down to Lake Kissimmee State Park to join us for our annual Easter Egg Hunt! 

Sign up begins at 9:30 A.M. Carnival Games are 9:30 - 11:00 A.M. Grand 1500 Easter Egg Hunt concludes the event at 11:00 A.M. There will be prizes awarded to winners in each age group. Ages 2-12.

Additional Information:

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