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Silver River State Park is one of the most recent acquisitions in Florida's State Park system. The park has over 5,000 acres containing 14 distinct plant communities, nearly 20 miles of river frontage and many springs. Silver Springs, a nearby attraction, is the headwater of Silver River that flows into the Oklawaha River on its way to the St. Johns River
The 160-acre park, located on the Alafia River, offers varied plant communities, river cypress swamps, hardwood hammocks and high sand hills that provide terrain not often seen in Hillsborough County. The park?????¢??s major attraction is the natural spring that provides an excellent swimming experience since the water temperature remains at 72 degrees year around. In addition to swimming, there is a bath house, playground and picnic facilities. Lithia Springs is also a popular camping spot with 40 sites and two shower houses.
Frog Creek Campground & RV Park, a tranquil wonderland of natural beauty where nearly all campsites lay under a canopy of majestic live oaks. Spanish moss hangs from graceful branches as picturesque Frog Creek meanders by. The setting is truly beautiful, rustic and restful
The Florida National High Adventure Sea Base is owned and operated by the National Council of the Boy Scouts of America to offer unique educational aquatic programs to our members. Located in Islamorada and on Summerland Key in the beautiful Florida Keys, as well as Marsh Harbour, Great Abaco Island, Bahamas, the heart of the Florida Keys, the near shore reefs and crystal clear waters offer unparalleled opportunities for long term and short term programs year round. Our Conference facilities are utilized for youth and adult Scouting Conferences and non-Scouting groups when available... write or call for specific program information and costs.
Philmont Scout Ranch, the Boy Scouts of America's premier High Adventure??? base, challenges Scouts and Venturers with more than 214 square miles of rugged northern New Mexico wilderness. Backpacking treks, horseback cavalcades, and training and service programs offer young people many ways to experience this legendary country
Come to Northern Tier for a whole new level of adventure, up north! From incredible canoe journeys to wild winter wilderness camping, Northern Tier promises the Scouting adventure of a lifetime in the Great North Woods of northern Minnesota and Canada.
The Legacy Trail is a place for visitors and residents to use and enjoy along a 13 mile paved path great for bikes. Uses of the trail include viewing wildlife in different habitats, relaxing in a mostly undeveloped environment, a travel corridor to other places in the County, discovering and studying local history and recreation such as walking, rollerblading, bicycling.
Winner of the "Worlds finest, whitest sand," Siesta Key Public Beach extends along a half-mile of the most pristine white sands in the world. The pure quartz, pulverized to a fine powder, has a magical quality. There is no sand quite like Siesta's, anywhere. Even under the burning subtropical sun, it feels cool to the touch. Siesta Key has received many honors for it???s powdery white-sand beaches
There are twelve area waterways to explore with suggested blueways (paddling trails). The trail systems from the northern area of Sarasota County going south are as follows: the Sarasota Bay Trail, the Lido and South Lido Trails, the Phillippi Creek Trail, the Neville Marine Preserve Trail, the South Creek Trail, the Dona Bay/Roberts Bay Trails, the Caspersen Trail, and the Lemon Bay Trail. The last three trails in this guide are systems that are located in the eastern part of the county: the Cooper Creek Trail, the Myakka River/Carlton Trail and the Myakka River/Myakkahatchee Creek Trails.
This great website preserves the history and memories of the Sunny Land Boy Scout Council. I hope that you will visit and spend some time here. Special Thanks to Jim Thielen for makeing this possiable, its a great site
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