Nine native Florida ecosystems are preserved at the 12,841-acre Loxahatchee Slough Natural Area: mesic flatwoods, wet flatwoods, mesic hammock, hydric hammock, wet prairie, depression marsh, slough marsh, strand swamp, and dome swamp. Loxahatchee Slough Natural Area serves as headwaters of the Wild and Scenic Loxahatchee River, is part of the Jeaga
Wildways, and is a featured part of the Ocean to Lake Hiking Trail from Lake Okeechobee to the Atlantic Ocean.
In conjunction with St Johns County Parks and Recreation, the Environmental and Habitat Conservation Division is committed to educate the future leaders, decision makers, and members of society about the importance of environmental issues we face today as they relate to tomorrow. St Johns County Environmental Division specifically educates the youth about local coastal environments and conducts various educational programs including Shorebird steward days, kayak trips, after school programs, school presentations, and summer camps.
White Oak Conservation Summer Camp offers an array of programs that are sure to excite every child! White Oak summer camp provides experiential learning opportunities that immerse campers in all that White Oak has to offer. Your camper will not only gain intimate knowledge of threatened species from our expert staff of zoologists, veterinarians, and researchers, but will have the opportunity to interact with them in a way that brings meaning to conservation.
Orange County Parks and Recreation's mission is to maintain beautiful parks, preserve the environment, and provide exceptional recreation for the well-being of our communities. Moss Park offers a variety of programming for youth, families, and adults. Year-round there's something for everyone including orienteering, nature walks, and
availability for youth groups to use the park's great camp grounds. Many youth organizations such as Boy and Girl Scouts, Nature Play Kids, and YMCA groups visit the park to camp, fish, and engage in team-building activities.
The Royal Rangers provide youth mentorship training with the emphasis on Christian character development and leadership. We do this by providing fun adventure-based training in a variety of environments. One of our key adventure environments is outdoor activities, many of which include traditional conservation focused activities such as canoeing, fishing, archery, and gun safety and marksmanship.
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.
At Lake Kissimmee State Park, Florida's cowboy heritage comes alive with living history demonstrations of the early Florida "cow hunters" in an 1876-era cow camp. White-tailed deer, bald eagles, sandhill cranes, turkeys, and bobcats have been seen in the park, which is located on the shores of lakes Kissimmee, Tiger and Rosalie.
Camp Weed has served as the Diocese of Florida’s resident camp for more than 92 years. In that time, we’ve moved from St. Augustine Beach to Panama City, finally settling in 1978 in Live Oak, Florida. During that time, we’ve served thousands of campers, and we love seeing generations of families - grandparents, parents, and children - come through our gates. Camp Weed offers a unique summer experience that allows campers to experience God’s great outdoors, and through them, experience God.
The City of Sarasota Parks & Recreation District seeks provide diverse recreational opportunities for residents and visitors through facilities and programs that meet the needs of the community while increasing their quality of life. Our Bayfront Community Center offers room rentals and a salt water fishing camp.