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October 04, 2014

CHILDREN'S CANE POLE FISHING TOURNAMENT
De Leon Springs State Park

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October 04, 2014

CREATURE FEATURE: LIZARDS
Ravine Gardens State Park

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October 04, 2014

COFFEE WITH A RANGER
Lake Kissimmee State Park

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October 04, 2014

8TH ANNUAL OKTOBERFEST: ALL GM CAR SHOW
Silver Springs State Park

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October 04, 2014

NIGHT SOUNDS AT SEBASTIAN INLET WITH WEEP
Sebastian Inlet State Park

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October 04, 2014

WINGS ON THE WATER PADDLE ADVENTURE
Lake Griffin State Park

Date: October 4, 2014, 8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Description:

Join Park Rangers on a guided paddle trip along the pristine Dead River that leads to Lake Griffin! This slow-moving river and the freshwater marsh ecosystem that surrounds it provide excellent opportunities for birding and wildlife observation. Lake Griffin State Park is home to many wildlife species including alligators, otters, turtles and a variety of bird and butterfly species. Some of the sought-after birds that paddlers have the potential to see include Purple Gallinules, Limpkins, Black-Crowned Night Herons, Wood Ducks, Glossy Ibises, Snowy Egrets, Belted Kingfishers and many more. The trip is limited to 12 vessels. Subject to availability, participants will have the option of a single person sit-on-top kayak or a 2 person canoe. The guided paddle trip is free but participants must pay the park entry fee and pre-registration is required. Please call 352-360-6760 to register. Participants should arrive at 8:30 a.m. in order to check-in and be issued paddling equipment and safety gear.
Participants should first check-in at the Ranger Station near the park entrance. Then park in the day-use area parking lot and walk to the canoe launch where the paddle trip will depart from at 9 a.m.
All participants are encouraged to bring sunscreen, bug repellent, plenty of water and wear attire appropriate for being outdoors and on the water.
Due to the approximately 2 mile paddling distance, the paddle trip may be strenuous. Children under the age of 6 are not allowed and children ages 6 to 17 must be accompanied by a parent and/or guardian.
All necessary paddling equipment and safety gear will be provided to registered participants.
The Florida Park Service is committed to providing accessible facilities and programs for all people. Should you require assistance to enable your participation, please contact Lake Griffin State Park at 352–360–6760.

Participation Requirements

Fees: $5 Park Entry Fee Only but Pre-Registration for the Paddle Trip is Required

Contact: daniel.osborn@dep.state.fl.us or call park

Directions:

Lake Griffin State Park is located 2 miles north of Leesburg and 30 miles south of Ocala in Fruitland Park just South of CR-466A. The park is also within an hour of central Florida's major attractions.

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October 04, 2014

OMBA TAKE A KID MOUNTAIN BIKING DAY
Cross Florida Greenway - Santos Bike Trails East

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October 04, 2014

BLUE SPRING WATER FESTIVAL
Blue Spring State Park

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October 05, 2014

DISCOVER THE BIRDS OF ANASTASIA
Anastasia State Park

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October 06, 2014

RANGER KRISTINE WILL LEAD A PROGRAM ABOUT LIZARDS IN FLORIDA!
Ravine Gardens State Park

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October 07, 2014

FULL MOON BEACH STROLL
Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area at Flagler Beach

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October 10, 2014

ATLANTIC SURFING FEDERATION CHAMPIONSHIP SURF CONTEST
Sebastian Inlet State Park

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October 11, 2014

CHEAP TRICK CONCERT
Silver Springs State Park

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October 11, 2014

STRAY CAT STRUT
Cross Florida Greenway - SR 200 to CR 484

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October 11, 2014

BUILD A BAT HOUSE
Ravine Gardens State Park

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October 17, 2014

PHANTOMS IN THE FOREST
Silver Springs State Park

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October 18, 2014

PIONEER FIBER ARTS GUILD
De Leon Springs State Park

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October 18, 2014

FRIENDS OF LAKE LOUISA STATE PARK'S EQUINE OBSTACLE TRAIL CHALLENGE
Lake Louisa State Park

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October 18, 2014

TRAVIS TRITT CONCERT
Silver Springs State Park

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October 18, 2014

THIRD SATURDAY PHOTO CHALLENGE
Washington Oaks Gardens State Park

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October 18, 2014

ENCHANTED RAVINES
Ravine Gardens State Park

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October 24, 2014

CAMPFIRE AND MUSIC AT LAKE LOUISA STATE PARK
Lake Louisa State Park

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October 25, 2014

FLIGHT TO FREEDOM: THE BLACK SEMINOLES
Fort Mose Historic State Park

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October 25, 2014

3RD ANNUAL TOMOKA FEST
Tomoka State Park

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October 25, 2014

3K/6K COSTUME RUN
Ravine Gardens State Park

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October 25, 2014

HAUNTED TRAILS
De Leon Springs State Park

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October 25, 2014

HAUNTED HAYRIDE AND ENCHANTED FOREST
Anastasia State Park

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October 26, 2014

SURF FISHING 101
Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area at Flagler Beach

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October 31, 2014

KIDS' TRICK OR TREAT
Silver Springs State Park

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November 01, 2014

COFFEE WITH A RANGER
Lake Kissimmee State Park

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November 01, 2014

PRAIRIE WILDFLOWER WALK WITH ROGER HAMMER AND CRAIG HUEGEL
Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park

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November 06, 2014

FULL MOON BEACH STROLL
Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area at Flagler Beach

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November 08, 2014

OCALI COUNTRY DAYS
Silver Springs State Park

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November 08, 2014

PLANT THIS NOT THAT!
Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area at Flagler Beach

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November 11, 2014

VETERANS DAY
Silver Springs State Park

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November 15, 2014

HARVEST TIME AT FORT MOSE
Fort Mose Historic State Park

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November 15, 2014

AUTUMN FESTIVAL
Silver Springs State Park

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November 15, 2014

CRITTER TRAIL 5K
Silver Springs State Park

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November 15, 2014

SURF FISHING WORKSHOP
Sebastian Inlet State Park

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November 15, 2014

THIRD SATURDAY PHOTO CHALLENGE
Washington Oaks Gardens State Park

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November 29, 2014

JUNIOR RANGER DAY
Lake Kissimmee State Park

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December 06, 2014

SURF FISHING WORKSHOP
Sebastian Inlet State Park

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December 06, 2014

COFFEE WITH A RANGER
Lake Kissimmee State Park

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December 14, 2014

FLORIDA STATE MOUNTAIN BIKE CHAMPIONSHIPS
Cross Florida Greenway - Santos Bike Trails East

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December 20, 2014

THIRD SATURDAY PHOTO CHALLENGE
Washington Oaks Gardens State Park

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January 01, 2015

1ST DAY GUIDED HIKE
Lake Kissimmee State Park

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January 03, 2015

COFFEE WITH A RANGER
Lake Kissimmee State Park

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January 10, 2015

DAY IN FLORIDA HISTORY
De Leon Springs State Park

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January 17, 2015

SURF FISHING WORKSHOP
Sebastian Inlet State Park

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January 24, 2015

MANATEE FESTIVAL
Blue Spring State Park

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January 31, 2015

NIGHT SOUNDS CONCERT SERIES WITH SIRSY
Sebastian Inlet State Park

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February 07, 2015

COFFEE WITH A RANGER
Lake Kissimmee State Park

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February 14, 2015

SURF FISHING WORKSHOP
Sebastian Inlet State Park

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February 21, 2015

GUIDED KAYAK TOUR
Lake Kissimmee State Park

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March 06, 2015

NIGHT SOUNDS AT SEBASTIAN INLET CONCERT SERIES WITH ST. JOHN'S WOOD
Sebastian Inlet State Park

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March 07, 2015

JUNIOR RANGER DAY
Lake Kissimmee State Park

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March 07, 2015

COFFEE WITH A RANGER
Lake Kissimmee State Park

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March 14, 2015

SURF FISHING WORKSHOP
Sebastian Inlet State Park

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April 04, 2015

NIGHT SOUNDS AT SEBASTIAN INLET CONCERT SERIES WITH REMEMBER WHEN
Sebastian Inlet State Park

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April 04, 2015

ANNUAL EASTER EGG HUNT
Lake Kissimmee State Park

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April 11, 2015

SURF FISHING WORKSHOP
Sebastian Inlet State Park

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April 18, 2015

EARTH DAY RECYCLE CRAFTS
Lake Kissimmee State Park

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