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Friday, April 13, 2018

ECHO Rangers @ De Leon Springs State Park

Saturday, September 23, 2017 (All day) to Saturday, April 14, 2018 (All day)

Entry fees are waived for the ECHO Ranger candidate and one adult - Must present ECHO Ranger badge.

More Information:
Ranger Station, 386-985-4212

Located in the Central region at:
De Leon Springs State Park
601 Ponce de Leon Blvd.
De Leon Springs, FL 32130

Volusia County ECHO Ranger program educates youth, scout troops, and their families about the Ecological, Cultural, Heritage, and Outdoors offerings in their area.  

Here, at DeLeon Springs State Park, learn about the park's history with a self-guided Visitor Center Scavenger Hunt activity.  Then pick up a self-guided Nature Trail Scavenger Hunt to explore the half-mile paved Nature Trail, which is wheelchair accessible.  Get a Junior Ranger booklet from a Park Ranger and complete it to earn a badge, certificate, free park pass, and an extra stamp!

Show your ECHO Ranger badge at the Ranger Station for direction to the program sites and Junior Ranger information. 

Additional Information:

Dates are: September 23rd, October 21st, November 18th, December 16, February 24th, March 24th, and April 14th.

Participation Requirements

Art in the Park - Basket Weaving @ Topsail Hill Preserve State Park

Friday, April 13, 2018 - 9:00am to 2:00pm CDT

$35 includes instruction and all materials needed for class.  Fee does not include regular park admission which is paid upon park entry at the Ranger Station. 

More Information:

Located in the Northwest region at:
Topsail Hill Preserve State Park
7525 W. Scenic Highway 30A
Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

Join Carol Dickson for an opportunity to create a work of art. Each month a different technique will be used. Class includes all materials needed. Regular park admission applies and is paid at ranger station on the day of class.  All classes need a minimum of 5 participants to occur. Classes are limited to 10 participants. Participants must be at least 12 years of age. Registration is due 7 days before class date and can be done in the park store or online at  For questions email the Friends of Topsail Hill Preserve State Park at or stop by the park store.

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

Walk on the Wild Side @ Lovers Key State Park

Friday, April 13, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:45am EDT

Regular Entrance Fees Apply

More Information:
Call 239-463-4588

Located in the Southwest region at:
Lovers Key State Park
8700 Estero Blvd.
Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931

Join a Park Ranger for a guided hike along our Black Island Trail. Learn about the fascinating vegetation and wildlife that reside in this maritime hammock. Do some bird watching, and maybe learn a little local history. Due to limited space, reservations are required. .

Guided Nature Walk @ John D. MacArthur Beach State Park

Friday, April 13, 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.