Sitting on the northern shoreline of its namesake, Big Lagoon State Park's 655 upland acres separate the mainland from Perdido Key and the Gulf of Mexico. Natural communities, ranging from saltwater marshes to pine flatwoods, attract a wide variety of birds, especially during the spring and fall migrations, while the beaches, shallow bays, nature trails and open woodlands offer splendid opportunities for nature study. The park also beckons visitors to camp, swim, fish, boat, canoe and hike. Crabbing in the shallow waters of Big Lagoon is a popular activity as well.
Lodging - Camping
The Great Calusa Blueway Paddling Trail is a 190-mile marked canoe and kayak trail that meanders through the coastal waters and inland tributaries of Lee County, Florida. The Paddling Trail allows modern paddlers to navigate ancient paths in Southwest Florida by kayak or canoe where Calusa Indians once traveled, past pristine islands and waters teeming with wildlife.
Hardee County Wildlife Refuge and Pioneer Park
The Hardee County Wildlife Refuge at Pioneer Park is dedicated to caring for rescued and rehabiltated animals. The vast majority of animals living at the Refuge are native to Florida. The staff are responsible for providing the animals with the best care possible. Each animal is treated to a proper diet and the best enviroment possible. Please join us for a tour of the facility on the elevated boardwalk.
The Florida Professional Paddlesports Association (FPPA) is a network of professional paddlesport outfitters and retailers whose purpose is to promote paddling in Florida.
The Canoe Outpost-Peace River strive to provide the most professional, affordable, memorable, and fun paddling and outdoor experience to visitors of the Peace River while instilling a sense of stewardship of the environment in order that we may all enjoy the natural beauty for generations to come.
Girl Scouts opens the doors to truly enriching experiences: great adventures, helping the community and hundreds of activities in which she can develop values and skills to help her discover her own potential. In Girl Scouting, she can do it all! Girls in grades K-12 can join as girl members anytime for just $12.
Kayak and paddleboard tours include a nature walk, wildlife discovery, and Junior Naturalist certificates!
South River Outfitters, Inc.