Happy Paddling in #FLStateParks

November is Paddlesports Month and there's no better place to participate in your favorite paddling activity than at a Florida State Park!



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 November is Paddlesports Month

Paddlesports Month

Whether you prefer to stand-up paddleboard through the mangroves at Oleta River State Park, kayak the waterway at Big Lagoon State Park or canoe with your family down the Suwannee River, paddling is a fun way to get outdoors and get Florida park fit!


 Free Park Entry on Veterans Day

Veterans Day

To thank all who have served and sacrificed, Florida State Parks is offering free entry to all visitors on Veterans Day, Saturday, November 11, 2017.

Pack a picnic and celebrate this day with your loved ones, or take advantage of the three-day weekend by taking a camping trip. Whether your visit lasts a day or the whole weekend, find a park in your area using our Regional Map and spend time outdoors.



 Celebrate Native American Month

Native American Heritage Month

Join Florida State Parks in celebrating Native American Heritage Month this November! Participating parks have programs scheduled throughout the month. Learn about the Native Americans that lived in our area and bring the whole family to enjoy a variety of hands-on activities and events.

Find an Event Near You


Firsthand Florida Fun:
Rock Springs Run State Reserve

Rock Springs Run State Reserve

Take a virtual trip to Rock Springs Run State Reserve with Erika Z. in this Firsthand Florida Fun vlog! Explore trails filled with wildlife, pine trees and opportunities for day hikes. Check out Erika’s tips for your next visit!

Watch now!


Park Snapshot:  Tomoka State Park

Tomoka State Park

Celebrate National Native American Heritage Month on the grounds of Tomoka State Park, where Native Americans once lived by fish-filled lagoons. The park is home to a rich history and offers opportunities to learn about the Timucuan Indians and historic plantations that were operating in this area during the late 1700s and early 1800s. In addition to historic significance, this park is known for its fishing, hiking and paddling.

Plan your trip today!



Find Your Adventure!

Looking to get out of the house this month? Enjoy the diverse wildlife and activities at a Florida State Parks event this November!

View all events here! 

Event Details History of the American Soldier

 Nov. 11

Join us at Fort Clinch State Park in Fernandina Beach for a program saluting our armed forces. This event will feature an interactive living timeline of each major military conflict in the history of the United States.

Get event details here! 

Event Details

  Harvest Time at Fort Mose

Nov. 11 

Come out for Harvest Time at Fort Mose Historic State Park, located in St. Augustine, to celebrate and commemorate the "first harvest" at the Fort. Learn about Spanish, African and Native American food traditions and culture from guest speakers and demonstrators. It will be fun for the whole family.

  Get event details here! 

Event Details Tomoka Remembers its Natives

Nov. 11

Join us at Tomoka State Park in Ormond Beach on a Ranger-led walk on the nature trail to the Nocoroco site. Hear stories about the park's Native American history with the Timucuan tribe and Tomoka's role in the Second Seminole War that happened during 1835-1842.

Get event details here! 

Event Details 32nd Annual CCC Festival

 Nov. 11

Come out to the 32nd Annual Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Festival at Highlands Hammock State Park in Sebring to honor returning members of the CCC Alumni.  This event features an antique car show, arts and crafts vendors, tram rides, pony rides, children's activities, and heritage craft demonstrations such as blacksmithing, pine needle basketry and more.

Get event details here!

Event Details Native American Culture and Dancing

 Nov. 18

Join Jim Sawgrass at De Leon Springs State Park in De Leon Springs, as he shares Native American culture and dancing. One-hour presentations at 12 p.m. and 2 p.m.

Get event details here!

Event DetailsClay Landing Days

 Nov. 24 & 25

Come out to Manatee Springs State Park in Chiefland to experience Clay Landing Days, a living history event. Clay Landing Days will highlight a time when the Seminoles and Settlers lived in the Clay Landing area. There will be Covered Wagon Rides that take you on the North Trail with a stop at the Seminole Chickee Hut.  Here the settlers and Seminoles will give you an opportunity to experience what life was like in the Clay Landing area.

Get event details here!



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