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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Hikes to Deep Hole @ Myakka River State Park

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 8:00am to 12:00pm EDT

Reservations are required, limited to 6 participants per trip.

Cost is $20 per person suggested donation which will include entrance fees to the park. 

This exclusive trip is sponsored by the Friends of Myakka River. Your donation will be used to help care for the park and river. 

 

More Information:
www.MyakkaHikes.com Steve White (203) 493-6283

Located in the Southwest region at:
Myakka River State Park
13208 State Road 72
Sarasota, FL 34241

Have a National Geographic type moment in the wilds of Myakka on a wildlife trek led by an experienced nature guide. Deep Hole in Myakka's wilderness preserve is one of the best places in the park to view eagles, wading birds like roseate spoonbills and sandhill cranes, ducks, shorebirds, and of course alligators. 

This is a 5-mile hike through moderatly rough terrain, on sandy soils and along the lakeshore. 

Trips are offered the first and third Wednesday of every month December thru April.

 

Additional Information:

For more information about scheduled and private hikes and to make reservations, please visit www.MyakkaHikes.com or call Steve White at (203) 493-6283.

Kayak Tour @ Curry Hammock State Park

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 8:00am to 12:00pm EDT

Single Kayak Rental: $17.20

Double Kayak Rental: $21.50

More Information:
305-289-2690

Located in the Southeast region at:
Curry Hammock State Park
56200 Overseas Hwy.
Marathon, FL 33050

Take a 90-minute paddle around one of the islands that comprise Curry Hammock State Park. This ranger-led tour will give you an appreciation for the fragility of the nearshore ecosystem. You will see some of the damage man has caused and learn of the ongoing effort to preserve this valuable resource.

Additional Information:

Tours are limited to six kayaks. Visitors should bring their own or rent from the park.

Registration is recommended.

Guided Paddle (Or Walk) @ Oscar Scherer State Park

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 9:00am to 10:30am EDT

Paddle is free with camping or standard park entrance fee

Rentals are $10.70 / hour; $42.80 / day

More Information:
Ranger Station 941-483-5956

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

Paddle along South Creek and learn about the park and the estuarine critters. Please register between 8:00am and 8:45am at the Ranger Station. May bring own vessel or rent one from the Ranger Station. Some paddling experience recommended as it is a group tour.

Note: South Creek is a tidal water, therefore if water is too shallow for a paddle, a walk will be offered instead. 

 

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

Guided Nature Walk @ John D. MacArthur Beach State Park

Wednesday, April 18, 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.

Native Plants as Food and Medicine Hike @ St. Andrews State Park

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am CDT

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

Join volunteer Judith Scott for a 1 hour, .5 mile hike through maritime hammock, and explore the natural and cultural significance of many native plants.

Additional Information:

Participants should meet at the Gator Lake boardwalk.

Participation Requirements

Reptiles of Florida @ St. Andrews State Park

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm CDT

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

Join volunteer Judith Scott as we explore some of the reptiles native to Florida. We will discuss these creatures and the important role they plan in our ecosystem.

Additional Information:

Participants should meet in the Environmental Interpretive Center.

Participation Requirements