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.

Blackwater Fox Hunter Association

Blackwater Fox Hunter Association hosts an annual field trial/bench show every year around the fourth of July. They hold this event at the Coldwater Equestrian Campground where there are many activities for the youth and families to enjoy. The bench show includes a child-friendly handling session with prizes for each child, a dance held under the pavilion for all of the families involved in the field trial, and a water slide and tubes for the kids to enjoy during their time.

Lake Kissimmee State Park

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.

The Lake House

Associated Agency: 
Hernando County Parks and Recreation

The Lake House is the location of the fishing and boating summer camp, hosted by Hernando County Park and Recreation.

Collier-Seminole State Park

Associated Agency: 
Department of Environmental Protection/Florida State Parks

Collier-Seminole State Park features recreational camping with 105 campsites, water and electrical hook-ups, laundry facilities and three bathhouses with hot showers. A primitive backpacking site is also available via the northern trail and a remote primitive camping site on the river at "Grocery Place" is available with reservations by calling the park office at 239-394-3397. Four walking/hiking/biking trails are available but expect limited access during certain times of the year. Please call the ranger station for trail conditions.

Anastasia State Park

Associated Agency: 
Department of Environmental Protection/Florida State Parks

Anastasia State Park is part of the Florida Park Service, under the Department of Environmental Protection. Conveniently located in the bustling historic town of St. Augustine, Anastasia State Park also provides beautiful beach recreation. Outdoor educational programs for school groups are offered as well as interpretive programs such as marsh and beach walks with a ranger, and sea turtle and history programs for the whole family.

Dunns Creek State Park

Associated Agency: 
Department of Environmental Protection/Florida State Parks

Over 6,000 acres of pristine land and water south of a sharp bend in the St. Johns River makes Dunns Creek State Park home to several unique natural communities, which makes it a great place to recreate. There are plenty of unique trails with abundant wildlife as well as an ADA compliant fishing platform and floating canoe launch. Dunns Creek, in conjunction with Ravine Gardens State park, offers a variety of programs for the public including summer youth camps and family kayaking opportunities.

Outdoor Youth Adventures

Everything we do at Outdoor Youth Adventures is to enhance the lives of local youth by providing them opportunities to get outside, experience the Florida outdoors, and become stewards of the local environment. We are able to do so through educational programs, exploration, adventure and experiential learning.

Everglades Holiday Park

This 39-acre park, long nicknamed the "Gateway to the Everglades," is located at the western end of Griffin Road, off U.S. 27 in Water Conservation Area 3. The park offers airboat rides, boat ramps, fishing, wildlife viewing, food concessions, boat rentals, alligator shows, animal encounters, and guided Naturalist Tours. Patrons may also view the beautiful scenery of the Everglades, River of Grass, by hiking around the lake and on the levee adjacent to the park.

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Colt Creek State Park

Colt Creek State Park offers great opportunities for those interested in learning about fishing, kayaking, or canoeing. Located in Lakeland, Colt Creek has three natural streams and three lakes that are ideal for fishing. Common fish that fishermen can expect to see include largemouth bass, catfish, and bluegill. The park’s 3 lakes, Mac Lake, Middle Lake, and Little Lake are approximately 26, seven, and three acres, respectively. At Mac Lake, visitors can also enjoy fishing from the accessible dock.

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