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Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Kayak Tour @ Curry Hammock State Park

Wednesday, April 25, 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 25, 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 25, 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.

FROGRS Guided Kayak Tour @ Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area at Flagler Beach

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm EDT

The cost of the tour is $35 per person and includes the rental of a single kayak, tandem kayak or canoe. It will be $10 if you bring your own. Please make payment of cash or check at the ranger station to secure a reservation on a first come first serve basis. The proceeds benefit the Friends of Gamble Rogers State Park (FROGRS), our community service organization. You can also pay with a credit card online through PayPal.

Park admission for the day is not included.

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

Register now for our two-hour guided kayak tour exploring the salt marsh. Learn about the importance of this dynamic ecosystem while paddling peacefully in one of the park’s kayaks. All levels of experience are welcome. Each participant will receive a brief safety demonstration, gear requirements and an introduction to basic kayaking techniques. Bring bug repellent, water and dress appropriately for the weather. Kids in double kayaks must be at least 12 years old. Kids in single kayaks must be at least 16 years old.

Registration is limited to the first 12 people. You can register by calling our ranger station at (386) 517-2086. 

 

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

Gasparilla Island Beach Walk @ Gasparilla Island State Park

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am EDT

$3 per vehicle State Park entrance fee

More Information:
941-964-0375

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

Meet at the picnic pavilion next door to the Port Boca Grande Lighthouse. Join a Park Ranger to learn about the park’s coastal plants, animals, and a little local history too. The walk is approximately one-third mile and lasts about one hour. Wear comfortable walking shoes and a hat, sunscreen and drinking water are recommended. All programs are weather dependent.

Additional Information:

Online sign up availible at:  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090c4badac28aaf58-gasparilla2

Discovery Marsh Walk @ Anastasia State Park

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:30am EDT

Free with regular park admission fee. ($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:
Ranger Station: 904-461-2033

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

Explore the Anastasia Marsh Trail with a park ranger, and learn about the importance of estuarine systems that surround the inshore sides of barrier islands. Hikers will travel through the maritime hammock and tidal salt marsh while discovering the plant and animal life found in these natural communities. Suggested items to bring are binoculars, comfortable walking shoes, a camera, drinking water, bug spray, and sunscreen. Meet in front of the Ranger Station. This event is weather permitting and subject to cancellation.

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

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

Wednesday, April 25, 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

Life as the St. Andrews Hermit @ St. Andrews State Park

Wednesday, April 25, 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

Shipwrecked on the St. Andrews peninsula after a hurricane in 1929, Norwegian sailor Theodore Tollofson called the area in and around present day St. Andrews State Park home for years thereafter.  Join volunteer Judith Scott as we take a trip back in time to uncover the mystery of "Teddy the Hermit."

Additional Information:

The program will be held in the St. Andrews State Park campground by Bathhouse #3.

Participation Requirements