Masonic Park

Associated Agency: 
Youth Camp Inc

The Masonic Park & Youth Camp offers a level of learning and exploring to guests of every age. Whether hiking on a trail, kayaking on the Little Manatee River, fishing on Lake Dot, or horseback riding, you and your family will learn as much about nature as you do yourselves.

Sierra Club Florida

Sierra Club Florida offers a variety of outdoor experiences to both members and non-members of Sierra Club. Trips include canoeing, kayaking, hiking, bike-riding, back-packing, bird watching and many other activities. All trips have experienced, trained, certified leaders.

Each of Sierra Club Florida's regional Groups, from the Everglades to the Panhandle, conducts its own outings program. For additional outings see the regional Group webpages or attend a Sierra Club meeting in your area.

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Camp Gilead

Camp Gilead is a Christian Camp and Conference Center located in Polk City, FL, just 20 minutes from Walt Disney World, centrally located between Tampa and Orlando! We exist to provide a fun and exciting environment to win others to Christ and to assist local churches in training and discipleship through a quality camp ministry.

Lindsey Phillips Park

Associated Agency: 
City of Hawthorne

The park is owned and maintained by the City of Hawthorne. Locate on Johnson Lake at 6905 SE U.S. Highway 301; it features a boat ramp, fishing pier, playground and picnic facilities. The park closes at dusk.

St. Mary’s Shoals Park

St. Mary’s Shoals Park is located on the St. Mary's River giving the public nearly two miles of striking tannin-stained river frontage and its white sandy shoals. The park goers have a variety of resource based recreational opportunities on this 2568 acre site along the Florida-Georgia border.

Sams House at Pine Island

Associated Agency: 
Brevard County Environmental Endangered Lands Program

From Ice Age animals to Native Americans to early pioneers, Pine Island Conservation Area has a rich history. Mastodon tusks, pottery sherds, and 19th century farm tools found on site help piece together the story of this special place.

Come inside the oldest standing home in Brevard County, the 1875 Sams family cabin. Travel back in time here and along the paved trail where interactive exhibits highlight Pine Island's many past inhabitants.

Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park

Associated Agency: 
Department of Environmental Protection/Florida State Parks

Alfred B. and Louise Maclay first planted these beautiful ornamental gardens in 1923, after they purchased the property for their winter home. The gardens are a masterpiece of floral architecture, featuring a picturesque brick walkway, a secret garden, a reflection pool, a walled garden and hundreds of camellias and azaleas. Lake Hall provides opportunities for swimming, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, and boating without motors.

St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge

Associated Agency: 
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

This unique refuge was established in 1931 to provide wintering habitat for migratory birds. It is one of the oldest refuges in the National Wildlife Refuge System. It encompasses 68,000 acres spread out between Wakulla, Jefferson, and Taylor counties along the Gulf Coast of northwest Florida. The refuge includes coastal marshes, islands, tidal creeks and estuaries of seven north Florida rivers and is home to a diverse community of plant and animal life. The refuge also has strong ties to a rich cultural past, and is home to the St.

Mobbly Bayou Wilderness Preserve

Associated Agency: 
City of Oldsmar

Located at the north end of Upper Tampa Bay, the preserve encompasses a wide diversity of upland and coastal plant communities. The 396-acre preserve is managed through an interlocal agreement with the city of Oldsmar, which is responsible for the management of two recreational areas.

Lake Region Audubon Society (LRAS)

The Lake Region Audubon Society (LRAS) chapter serves Central Florida. LRAS sponsor several nature based programs and events, and work actively in conservation projects. Education is one of the top priorities at LRAS. Many successful conservation projects are the result of a careful study of the situation combined with the education of the parties involved. By teaching our kids today, we are seeding for a brighter future tomorrow.

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