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Saturday, December 22, 2018

Midday and Moonlit Paddles @ Ichetucknee Springs State Park

Saturday, December 9, 2017 - 9:30am EST to Saturday, December 22, 2018 - 5:00pm EST

Call Paddling Adventures for fees (386) 497-1113.  Fee includes admission to the park.

More Information:

Located in the Northeast region at:
Ichetucknee Springs State Park
12087 SW U.S. Highway 27
Fort White, FL 32038

Moonlight Paddle

Enjoy a ranger-guided canoe paddle down the Ichetucknee River as the sun sets and full moon begins to illuminate the river. Listen to the sounds of a day’s end and a night’s awakening! Paddlers should bring a small light source for the end of the trip.  Paddling dates and times listed below.

Please call the park concessionaire, Paddling Adventures (386) 497-1113 to reserve a spot.
Participation Requirements for Moonlit Paddle

Midday Paddle

Join a Ranger for a Guided Paddle with great wildlife viewing opportunities and learn the history of the park and the Ecosystem of the beautiful Ichetucknee River. The tour starts at the North Entrance, off Elim Church Road (County Road 238).  Launch time will be Between 10-11am. The tour ends at the last take-out at the south end of the park, and transportation will be provided back to the North Entrance.  Participants should dress for the weather (mornings may be cool). Underwater GoPro-style cameras captured amazing footage on previous tours!  Paddling dates and times listed below.

Please call the park concessionaire Paddling Adventures (386) 497-1113 reserve your spot.
Participation Requirements for Midday Paddle


Moonlit Dates and Meeting Times

1-Jan 5:30PM

3-Feb 5:45PM

3-Mar 6:00PM

31-Mar 7:30PM

28-Apr 7:30PM

22-Sep 7:00PM

20-Oct 6:30PM

24-Nov 5:30PM

22-Dec 5:00PM

Midday Dates and Meeting Times

9-Dec 9:30AM

13-Jan 10:30AM

27-Jan 10:30AM

10-Feb 10:30AM

17-Feb 10:30AM

24-Feb 10:30AM

24-Mar 9:30AM

21-Apr 9:30AM

8-Sep 9:30AM

6-Oct 9:30AM

10-Nov 10:30AM

8-Dec 10:30AM


Cracker Village Tour - Museum Area @ Silver Springs State Park

Saturday, December 22, 2018 - 10:00am EST

Free with regular park admission.

More Information:
Ranger Station, 352-236-7148 ext. 4

Located in the Central region at:
Silver Springs State Park
1425 NE 58th Avenue
Ocala, FL 34470

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 and unlocked and on most tours the blacksmith's forge will be fired up. Meet at the Cracker Village across from the Silver River museum.

Additional Information:

Enter the park through the camping & museum entrance, 1425 NE 58th Avenue, (also known as State Road 35 or Baseline Rd.) to access the Silver River Museum.

For more information about the Silver River Museum visit their website.

Participation requirements.

Guided Nature Walk @ John D. MacArthur Beach State Park

Saturday, December 22, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:30am EST

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.