Events Calendar

Aug
26
Sat
2017
Nature Hike with David at Silver Springs State Park @ Silver Springs State Park
Aug 26 @ 8:00 am

Nature Hike with David | Florida State Parks

Take a guided hike on the 3rd Saturday of each month, September through May, and learn about the flora and fauna of North Central Florida. David Rakes is an experienced and knowledgeable naturalist with a broad understanding of the natural communities surrounding the Silver River. Each hike will start from a different location in the park and will focus on different plants. You may receive the opportunity to view wildlife such as Florida white-tailed deer, Sherman’s fox squirrel, Eastern gopher tortoises, and more.

Aug
27
Sun
2017
Pack Walk at Silver Springs State Park @ Silver Springs State Park
Aug 27 @ 12:15 am

In partnership with the Marion County Animal Services, Silver Springs State Park presents an opportunity to make a difference in the life of a shelter dog. Every 4th Sunday, join volunteers and park staff as we walk a pack of well-behaved dogs through the park’s gardens and trails. This program gives the animals exercise as well as a chance to socialize with other dogs and other people. All of the dogs are available for long-term adoption but you can also “adopt” a dog for the morning and take it for a walk with the group. For only a small amount of time you can make a huge difference in the life of a shelter animal. Hikers and walkers are welcome to join the group even if they do not want to hold a leash. Please note, only visitors 16 years or older may walk a shelter dog.

Sunday Ranger Program at Silver Springs State Park @ Silver Springs State Park
Aug 27 @ 2:00 pm

Ranger Program: Main Entrance | Florida State Parks

Take part in a park ranger program which occurs every Sunday. Topics vary, with each program offering an opportunity to learn something new about Silver Springs State Park and Florida’s unique environment.

Sep
3
Sun
2017
Florida Safari at Silver Springs State Park @ Silver Springs State Park
Sep 3 @ 10:00 am

On the first Sunday of every month join park staff for a tram tour of the longleaf pine forest. Learn about the park’s land management practices and how we care for our natural resources. Wildlife sightings are common but not guaranteed. Possible fauna seen during this program include white-tailed deer, Gopher Tortoise, Sherman’s fox squirrel, and wild turkey.

Along the way the tram will stop so participants can take a short guided walk on the swamp trail. A park ranger will lead visitors down the boardwalk to the Silver River. After the hike the tram will return to the main entrance.

Sunday Ranger Program at Silver Springs State Park @ Silver Springs State Park
Sep 3 @ 2:00 pm

Ranger Program: Main Entrance | Florida State Parks

Take part in a park ranger program which occurs every Sunday. Topics vary, with each program offering an opportunity to learn something new about Silver Springs State Park and Florida’s unique environment.

Sep
5
Tue
2017
Interpretive Nature Walks at Rainbow Springs @ Rainbow Springs State Park
Sep 5 @ 8:30 am

Adult participants should be in good health and able to leisurely walk with rest stops for up to 2-3 hours. Group meets at 8:30 a.m. at Brick City Adventure Park to travel to walk location, or you can meet at the designated park. Fee is $2 per person. Transportation is available but van space is limited to 10 people and must be requested upon signup.

Sep
9
Sat
2017
Basic Wild Caving Experience at Brick City Adventure Park @ Brick City Adventure Park
Sep 9 @ 9:00 am

Ages 8 to adult.

Participants should wear long pants, sturdy footwear and gloves. Caving gear provided.

$25/person

Sep
10
Sun
2017
Sunday Ranger Program at Silver Springs State Park @ Silver Springs State Park
Sep 10 @ 2:00 pm

Ranger Program: Main Entrance | Florida State Parks

Take part in a park ranger program which occurs every Sunday. Topics vary, with each program offering an opportunity to learn something new about Silver Springs State Park and Florida’s unique environment.

Sep
16
Sat
2017
Interpretive Nature Walks at Carney Island @ Carney Island
Sep 16 @ 8:30 am

Adult participants should be in good health and able to leisurely walk with rest stops for up to 2-3 hours. Group meets at 8:30 a.m. at Brick City Adventure Park to travel to walk location, or you can meet at the designated park. Fee is $2 per person. Transportation is available but van space is limited to 10 people and must be requested upon signup.

End of Summer Bash at Tuscawilla Park @ Tuscawilla Park
Sep 16 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

FUN activities for kids and adults, live entertainment, food and a variety of vendors.

Sep
17
Sun
2017
Pickin’ in the Park at Silver Springs State Park @ Silver Springs State Park
Sep 17 @ 1:00 pm

Come enjoy local and visiting musicians perform acoustic music in a scenic area near the springs. Instruments usually include a banjo, guitar, fiddle, upright bass, and accordion. They may vary from month to month. Feel free to bring your own instrument and join in or just listen and enjoy. Hand claps and foot taps welcome!

Sunday Ranger Program at Silver Springs State Park @ Silver Springs State Park
Sep 17 @ 2:00 pm

Ranger Program: Main Entrance | Florida State Parks

Take part in a park ranger program which occurs every Sunday. Topics vary, with each program offering an opportunity to learn something new about Silver Springs State Park and Florida’s unique environment.

Sep
19
Tue
2017
Interpretive Nature Walks at Marshall Swamp @ Marshall Swamp
Sep 19 @ 8:30 am

Adult participants should be in good health and able to leisurely walk with rest stops for up to 2-3 hours. Group meets at 8:30 a.m. at Brick City Adventure Park to travel to walk location, or you can meet at the designated park. Fee is $2 per person. Transportation is available but van space is limited to 10 people and must be requested upon signup.

Sep
23
Sat
2017
Nature Hike with David at Silver Springs State Park @ Silver Springs State Park
Sep 23 @ 8:00 am

Nature Hike with David | Florida State Parks

Take a guided hike on the 3rd Saturday of each month, September through May, and learn about the flora and fauna of North Central Florida. David Rakes is an experienced and knowledgeable naturalist with a broad understanding of the natural communities surrounding the Silver River. Each hike will start from a different location in the park and will focus on different plants. You may receive the opportunity to view wildlife such as Florida white-tailed deer, Sherman’s fox squirrel, Eastern gopher tortoises, and more.

Lake Weir Raft Race at Eaton’s Beach @ Eaton's Beach
Sep 23 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sep
24
Sun
2017
Pack Walk at Silver Springs State Park @ Silver Springs State Park
Sep 24 @ 12:15 am

In partnership with the Marion County Animal Services, Silver Springs State Park presents an opportunity to make a difference in the life of a shelter dog. Every 4th Sunday, join volunteers and park staff as we walk a pack of well-behaved dogs through the park’s gardens and trails. This program gives the animals exercise as well as a chance to socialize with other dogs and other people. All of the dogs are available for long-term adoption but you can also “adopt” a dog for the morning and take it for a walk with the group. For only a small amount of time you can make a huge difference in the life of a shelter animal. Hikers and walkers are welcome to join the group even if they do not want to hold a leash. Please note, only visitors 16 years or older may walk a shelter dog.

Sunday Ranger Program at Silver Springs State Park @ Silver Springs State Park
Sep 24 @ 2:00 pm

Ranger Program: Main Entrance | Florida State Parks

Take part in a park ranger program which occurs every Sunday. Topics vary, with each program offering an opportunity to learn something new about Silver Springs State Park and Florida’s unique environment.

Sep
28
Thu
2017
Eco-Tram Tour at Sunnyhill Restoration Area @ Sunnyhill Restoration Area
Sep 28 @ 9:00 am

ecotram

Tour nature trails where local wildlife reside while riding on our accessible tram that can accommodate people with disabilities. Participants must advise staff of special accommondation requests at the time of registration. Some locations may require park entry fee as well.

Tour time is 9AM.

Fee: $10/person

 

Oct
1
Sun
2017
Florida Safari at Silver Springs State Park @ Silver Springs State Park
Oct 1 @ 10:00 am

On the first Sunday of every month join park staff for a tram tour of the longleaf pine forest. Learn about the park’s land management practices and how we care for our natural resources. Wildlife sightings are common but not guaranteed. Possible fauna seen during this program include white-tailed deer, Gopher Tortoise, Sherman’s fox squirrel, and wild turkey.

Along the way the tram will stop so participants can take a short guided walk on the swamp trail. A park ranger will lead visitors down the boardwalk to the Silver River. After the hike the tram will return to the main entrance.

Sunday Ranger Program at Silver Springs State Park @ Silver Springs State Park
Oct 1 @ 2:00 pm

Ranger Program: Main Entrance | Florida State Parks

Take part in a park ranger program which occurs every Sunday. Topics vary, with each program offering an opportunity to learn something new about Silver Springs State Park and Florida’s unique environment.