The Lakeland Bassmasters is the largest federated club in the world! The club offers unique opportunities for the experienced angler and those new to tournament bass fishing. Members have the opportunity to fish with and against some of the most experienced anglers in Central Florida. For those new to the sport, you will rapidly gain knowledge on all facets of bass fishing by fishing with the best.
The Jefferson County Cooperative Extension Service conducts research-based educational programs in agriculture, horticulture, family and consumer sciences, marine interest, and 4-H youth development. Programs are designed to meet various age groups, economic levels and social situations. They maintain a large bulletin library representing 3,500 subjects, most of which are available free of charge to county residents. Organized groups sponsored include Family & Community Educators, Master Gardeners and 4-H Clubs.
In the early years, SportsAbility Alliance primarily provided outdoor adventures for people of all abilities. Now, SportsAbility Alliance is providing and advocating for outdoor, indoor, virtual and even virtual reality activities. Our headquarters is in Tallahassee but, we work with our many partners to provide programming all over Florida. People of all abilities that participate in our events come from far and wide to experience activities such as boating, SCUBA, sky diving, art, rugby, archery, fishing, shooting sports, paddling and more!
The Florida State University Reservation is a 73-acre facility, with 10 active acres, located on beautiful Lake Bradford. The "Rez" is located 1/4th of a mile from the airport and four miles from the Florida State campus. The unique natural setting allows canoeing, kayaking, picnicking, swimming, sand volleyball, disc golf, and many other activities. So come out, relax by the lake and make new social connections with the Tallahassee community without the presence of alcohol.
The Florida Fishing Academy (FFA) is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization formed in 2006 for the purpose of empowering at-risk youth with positive life skills, alternatives to destructive or antisocial behavior and a sense of responsibility for shaping the world around them. FFA uses fishing as a vehicle for delivering these lessons, weaving effective life, environmental and social skills into a youth-oriented, hands-on sports angling curriculum. They have, to date, helped to change the lives of thousands of deserving children.
Polk County 4-H is the youth development program of the University of Florida and Polk County Extension Service. It utilizes the “learn by doing” approach to help youth develop important life skills and gain knowledge about a variety of topics such as agriculture, healthy lifestyles, science, and citizenship.
A “Gateway to Adventure since 1945”. Their Fly Fishing School and Orvis Endorsed Fly Fishing Guide Service provide wonderful opportunities for all anglers. Schools and education continue to be a part of the company’s community outreach.
Paddle Florida, Inc. is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation organized to support canoeing and kayaking in Florida. Events in each of Florida's five water management districts expose paddlers to Florida's natural beauty and rich cultural heritage while promoting water conservation, wildlife preservation, springs restoration and waterways protection. Paddle Florida also seeks to promote Florida as an international destination for nature-based tourism. Trips feature Florida's most scenic rivers, canoe trails and coastal environments, including the Florida Keys and the Suwannee, Wekiva, St.
A short drive from Orlando, this park is noted for its beautiful lakes, rolling hills and scenic landscapes. Lake Louisa, the largest in a chain of 13 lakes, is designated an Outstanding Florida Water Way. Lake Louisa, Lake Hammond and Lake Dixie, the park’s most accessible lakes, provide opportunities for fishing, canoeing and kayaking. Anglers can fish in four of the park’s six lakes, but gasoline powered engines are not allowed. Primitive camping facilities are available for equestrians. For hikers, there are more than 25 miles of trails.
Opening its doors in February 1992, this 68-acre multi-use facility presents a unique recreational waterfront park experience. The facility is located on SR 19, adjacent to Little Lake Harris, in Lake County. Popular activities for park guests of all ages include a nature boardwalk & trail, outdoor picnic areas with barbecue grills, a playground, horseshoe pits, sand volleyball court, swimming beach, and open-field play areas. With a fishing pier and 12 boat ramps, the facility is open 24 hours a day for fishing and boating access.