Morning Nature Walk @ Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State ParkSaturday, December 8, 2018 - 8:00am to 9:30am EST
Free with paid park admission.
Wakulla Springs State Park will host a ranger-led early morning trek through its varying forest communities. The air is cool and crisp. The trees are bare. Flocks of wintering songbirds may be heard if not seen. Seek out life in the sleeping forest. Plan for breakfast or brunch in the Wakulla Springs Lodge.
Volunteer Work Day @ San Felasco Hammock Preserve State ParkSaturday, December 8, 2018 - 8:30am to 12:00pm EST
Free park entry for volunteers.
Ranger Station: (386) 462-7905
The trails are built and maintained by volunteers. The CSO hosts work days on the second Saturday of each month, and invites you to join! Typical work days are from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and include clearing and maintaining existing trails, building new trails, and improving the park's facilities. After the work day, lunch is provided.
Meet at the CSO building at park headquarters at 8:30 a.m.
Please bring gloves, sunscreen, bug repellent, a water bottle and good humor!
12720 NW 109th Lane
Alachua, FL 32615-6741
Cracker Village Tour - Museum Area @ Silver Springs State ParkSaturday, December 8, 2018 - 10:00am EST
Free with regular park admission.
352-236-7148 ext. 4
Come and discover what life was like at the turn of the century in the Florida "piney woods." The cracker homestead is a replica of a 19th century pioneer settlement. This collection of buildings represents a small "Cracker'' settlement dating to the 1890s. A typical homestead of the time would have included a cabin and outbuildings such as a barn, pantry, smokehouse, and outhouse. Schoolhouses, churches, and blacksmith shops would have been found in settlements that homesteaders visited to attend social gatherings and barter for supplies. During the tour, these buildings will be open for viewing and on most tours the blacksmith's forge will be fired up. Meet at the Cracker Village across from the Silver River museum.
Guided Nature Walk @ John D. MacArthur Beach State ParkSaturday, December 8, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:30am EST
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.
Breakfast with a Ranger @ Topsail Hill Preserve State ParkSaturday, December 8, 2018 - 9:00am CST
Suggested donation to the Friends of Topsail Hill Preserve State Park $5/Adult and $3/Child. (Does not include park admission fee)
Topsail Hill Preserve State Park, (850) 267-8330
The Citizen Support Organization, Friends of Topsail Hill Preserve State Park, invites you and your family to enjoy Breakfast with a Ranger. Join the Rangers of Topsail Hill for a full service breakfast where visitors will learn about the park, its history and wildlife, and be able to ask the rangers all the questions you have been dying to ask. This program is ideal for the whole family to enjoy. To cover the cost of food please bring a donation $5/Adult and $3/Child which goes to the Friends of Topsail Hill Preserve State Park. All donations are used for various park enhancement projects and program supplies. Breakfast is served in the Clubhouse.
Evening Cruise And Dinner @ Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State ParkSaturday, December 8, 2018 - 3:30pm to 7:00pm EST
$29.00 per person. (Tax, Tip, and Beverages not included) Reservations Required
Enjoy an early evening cruise on the scenic Wakulla River followed by the culinary delights of a dinner buffet in the historic Lodge at Wakulla Springs.
Star Gazing Event @ Collier-Seminole State ParkSaturday, December 8, 2018 - 5:00pm to 9:00pm EST
Park admission fee: $5.00 per vehicle. Up to 8 people per car.
For more info contact the Ranger Station at (239) 394-3397
Bring your chairs and enjoy a relaxing night under the stars at Collier-Seminole State Park. You will be viewing the night skies with The Everglades Astronomical Society. There will be an interpretive presentation followed by constellation viewing using telescopes to view stars, galaxies, planets and nebulae. Come watch the night sky open up to you!
Call the park for event update and cancellation. Event may be cancelled due to weather. (239) 394-3397
Event start time is generally thirty minutes before sunset.
Please, no dogs and no smoking.
Only flashlights with red lenses will be allowed in the event area.