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Olustee Battlefield - Geo-Seeking

Geocaching is an outdoor game using hand-held global positioning systems (GPS) devices. It's effectively an inexpensive, interactive, high-tech treasure hunt that's a great way to learn geography. Participants use location coordinates to find caches. Some caches are easy to find; others are more difficult. The biggest reward is the thrill of the search and the discovery of a place where you have never been. Geocaching should have minimal impact to the environment and conscientious land use ethics should be followed.

The Operation Recreation GeoTour hosted by Geocaching.com, stretches from Pensacola to Key West and includes 71 of the First Three Time National Gold Medal Award Winning Florida State Parks and Trails. Visit 20 caches and win the Official Operation Recreation Geocoin. Download and print the Official Tracking Sheet to begin your adventure. Remember to cache and save with unlimited entry for a year with the Florida State Parks Annual Pass.

The Florida Park Service is proud to announce it has launched the Operation Recreation Kids GeoTour. Look inside Operation Recreation GeoTour geocaches for one of six possible Nature Cards. Every cache has one of six species. Record the name of the Florida State Park where you first find each of the six species on the Kids Official Tracking Sheet. Find all six species and win the ORGT Kids GeoTour Geocoin!

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Olustee Battlefield - Hiking Nature Trail

A one-mile trail with interpretive signs follows the battle lines. The Florida National Scenic Trail travels through a portion of the park and is maintained by the Florida Trail Association volunteers.

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Olustee Battlefield - Historic Site

This park commemorates the site of Florida's largest Civil War battle, which took place February 20, 1864. More than 10,000 cavalry, infantry and artillery troops fought a five-hour battle in a pine forest near Olustee. Three U.S. Colored Troops took part in the battle, including the now famous 54th Massachusetts. The battle ended with 2,807 casualties and the retreat of Union troops to Jacksonville until the war's end just 14 months later. In 1912, when many living Civil War veterans still attended reunions, the battlefield became the state's first historic site. Olustee Battlefield has a visitor center with historical information and artifacts. A reenactment is held every February.

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Olustee Battlefield - Interpretive Exhibit

The Interpretive Center contains exhibits with artifacts and interpretive panels that tell the story of the campaign that led up to the Battle of Olustee. A short video documentary on the reenactment is included. The Interpretive Center is open daily from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.

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Olustee Battlefield - Pets

Well-behaved dogs are welcome at Olustee Battlefield Historic State Park. They must be kept on a 6-foot leash at all times. Pets are not permitted inside the Visitor Center or at the annual Battle Reenactment in February.

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Olustee Battlefield - Picnicking

Picnic tables are located in a shaded grove of tall pine trees, across from the Interpretive Center. We welcome visitors to visit the Battlefield and have a quiet picnic at the park.

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Olustee Battlefield - Restroom Facilities

Restroom facilities are available. 

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Olustee Battlefield - Visitor Center

Come to our Visitor Center for Information.