Big Lagoon State Park

Associated Agency: 
Department of Environmental Protection/Florida State Parks

Sitting on the northern shoreline of its namesake, Big Lagoon State Park's 655 upland acres separate the mainland from Perdido Key and the Gulf of Mexico. Natural communities, ranging from saltwater marshes to pine flatwoods, attract a wide variety of birds, especially during the spring and fall migrations, while the beaches, shallow bays, nature trails and open woodlands offer splendid opportunities for nature study. The park also beckons visitors to camp, swim, fish, boat, canoe and hike. Crabbing in the shallow waters of Big Lagoon is a popular activity as well.

Warren Willis Camp



The Warren W. Willis Camp is the centerpiece of the Florida Conference of United Methodist Church’s camping ministry. Located in Fruitland Park it has a wide variety of outdoor activities for youth. The camp offers Summer Day Camps, Summer Residential Camps and Retreats. Willis Camp features four lodges, eight cabins and five wilderness cabins. Additonal amenities include a challenge course, nature tours, hiking, canoeing, volleyball, basketball,4-square and fishing.

Hardee County Wildlife Refuge and Pioneer Park

Hardee County Wildlife Refuge and Pioneer Park

The Hardee County Wildlife Refuge at Pioneer Park is dedicated to caring for rescued and rehabiltated animals. The vast majority of animals living at the Refuge are native to Florida. The staff are responsible for providing the animals with the best care possible. Each animal is treated to a proper diet and the best enviroment possible. Please join us for a tour of the facility on the elevated boardwalk.

Camp Frontier

Not just a summer camp: Camp Frontier is a Summer Adventure We provide an outstanding traditional American summer camp experience to boys and girls age six through High School. We strive to meet each camper's individual needs in a safe, supportive environment with a child-centered program. Campers select their own schedule from over 30 activities as well as team events, cabin programs, beach and theme park trips. The Real Thing!

Tampa Bay Watch



Tampa Bay Watch, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit stewardship program dedicated exclusively to the protection and restoration of the marine and wetland environments of the Tampa Bay estuary through scientific and educational programs.

Florida FFA Leadership Training Center

Create a "natural" learning environment for your next company meeting, youth training activity or organization retreat. Nestled among the trees, at the end of a winding path, is a one-of-a-kind learning experience.

The Florida FFA Leadership Training Center, located just a short drive from Orlando and Tampa, is miles away from the traffic congestion, cramped hotels and tourist attractions which often disrupt meetings and distract participants.

Homestead-Miami Speedway

Homestead-Miami Speedway is dedicated to making a positive difference and serving the communities of South Florida. In conjunction with the NASCAR Foundation, Driving for a Cause seeks to raise funds to assist and provide support to non-profit and charitable cause in surrounding communities with a focus on youth and education. We are dedicated to engaging the youth utilizing our resources, such as the track and the two lakes on property, to educate them about the environment.

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