First Weekend Union Garrison @ Fort Clinch State ParkSunday, August 5, 2018 - 9:00am to 12:00pm EDT
$2.50 Fort Admission in addition to regular park admission.
Fort Clinch State Park, 904-277-7274
This program will allow visitors to interact with living historians to experience life in the fort as it was in 1864. The grounds will be bustling with soldiers in period costumes involved in firing demonstrations, marching drills, cooking and daily activities. Ladies in their dresses, sutlers displaying their wares, fife players and drummer boys bring every part of the civil war era to life. Come join in this unique, family friendly event.
Junior Ranger Program @ Devil's Millhopper Geological State ParkSunday, August 5, 2018 - 9:30am to 2:00pm EDT
Free with park admission ($4/vehicle)
Come visit our Junior Ranger table on Sunday from 9:30 am to 2:00 pm
Learn how to become a Junior Ranger and join us for lots of cool nature activities! We will be doing critter coloring pages, native vs. invasive plants, and wildlife watching throughout the day. These activities are welcome for all ages, however the Junior Ranger program is usually appropriate for children aged 6 and up. Participants can complete the Junior Ranger CORE activities, collect passport stamps, and earn an official Junior Ranger badge, patch, or pin!
No reservation required. Meet at the table under the right side of the Millhopper's visitor center.
Florida Safari - Main Entrance @ Silver Springs State ParkSunday, August 5, 2018 - 10:00am EDT
Free with regular park admission.
Ranger Station, 352-236-7148 ext. 4
On the first Sunday of every month join park staff for a tram tour of the longleaf pine forest. Learn about the park's land management practices and how we care for our natural resources. Wildlife sightings are common but not guaranteed. Possible fauna seen during this program include white-tailed deer, gopher tortoise, Sherman's fox squirrel, and wild turkey.
Along the way the tram will stop so participants can take a short guided walk on the swamp trail. A park ranger will lead visitors down the boardwalk to the Silver River. After the hike the tram will return to the main entrance.
A limit of 15 spaces are available. To R.S.V.P., call the ranger station, 352-236-7148 ext. 4. You may only reserve a space for the upcoming month's program.
Enter the park through the main entrance located at 5656 East Silver Springs Boulevard (State Road 40).
Guided Nature Walk @ John D. MacArthur Beach State ParkSunday, August 5, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:30am EDT
Free with park admission.
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.
Bring a water bottle, sunscreen and insect repellant.
Learn to Kayak @ John D. MacArthur Beach State ParkSunday, August 5, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT
Free with park entry.
This is a land-based course to provide beginners the skills necessary for kayaking. Reservations are recommended. The program is free with Park admission. For information and reservations call the Nature Center at (561) 624-6952.