Outdoor Afro St Pete/Tampa/Orlando

Associated Agency: 
Outdoor Afro

Outdoor Afro has become the nation’s leading, cutting edge network that celebrates and inspires Black connections and leadership in nature. We are a national not for profit organization with leadership networks around the country. With nearly 90 leaders in 30 states from around the country, we connect thousands of people to outdoor experiences, who are changing the face of conservation. So come out in nature with us, or be a partner to help us grow our work so that we can help lead the way for inclusion in outdoor recreation, nature, and conservation for all!

Canaveral National Seashore

Associated Agency: 
National Parks Service

Canaveral National Seashore, part of the National Park Service, is located on the Atlantic coast of central Florida and is comprised of nearly 58,000 acres of natural barrier island, open lagoon, coastal hammock, pine flatwoods, and offshore waters. With 24 miles of pristine beach, it is prime habitat for many threatened and endangered species providing nesting beaches for several thousand protected marine turtles. The Park Rangers at Canaveral offer numerous environmental and conservation related programs to the public, and in summer of 2021, they began their new Jr.

Tuscawilla Park

Associated Agency: 
City of Ocala

Tuscawilla Park is a public access park in Ocala and shares property with the neighboring City of Ocala facilities the Reilly Arts Center and the Discovery Center. Anglers can partake in shoreline and/or pier fishing in any of the three bodies of water located within the park, which inhabit many Florida native freshwater fish species. Paved walking trails to the fishing pier provide wheelchair and motorized chair access to the water as well.

Lake Talquin State Park

Associated Agency: 
Department of Environmental Protection/Florida State Parks

Nestled on the bluffs overlooking Lake Talquin's southern shore, the park offers outdoor activities for all ages. Visitors will find outstanding freshwater fishing with common species such as largemouth bass, striped bass, speckled perch, bream and catfish being caught off the park's boardwalk or dock.

Bring your canoe or kayak to launch and explore the roughly 10,000-acre Lake Talquin. Enjoy a leisurely walk on the interpretive trail past ravine systems to a bluff overlooking the lake.

Lovers Key State Park

Associated Agency: 
Department of Environmental Protection/Florida State Parks

Previously destined to become the site of luxury condominiums, the land that is now Lovers Key State Park was donated to the people of Florida so that its beaches and mangrove forests can be preserved for all to enjoy. Hop in a kayak or lounge under an umbrella on the shore. Explore serene canals and lagoons that are favorite grazing spots for manatee and shorebirds. You may see the calm turquoise waters broken by a dolphin’s dorsal fin or by the strike of an osprey’s talons.

Joe Budd Youth Conservation Center

Associated Agency: 
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Joe Budd Youth Conservation Center (JBYCC) is 12,000 pristine North Florida acres located just outside Tallahassee. We host summer day camps June through August and school year programs for families and classrooms August through May. Our school year programs include fields trips, night hikes, public events, and retreats, including classroom and outdoor hands-on learning for kids of all ages.