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Recreational Safety

Family paddle down Juniper RunPlay it safe when you play outdoors! Learn how to prepare for an outdoor expedition, and how to act when youre out in the woods.

As the Boy Scouts say, "Be Prepared." In Florida, with our persistent heat and sandy soil, trail and camping experiences are unlike those you'll find in other states. Here, it takes a bit of thought before you head out into the woods, with checking weather forecasts beforehand and keeping hydrated an important consideration in the high, dry habitats of the Big Scrub.
 

Boating Safety
Camping Safety
Camping with Dogs
Campfires
Canoe & Kayak Safety
Hunting Safety
Personal Watercraft
Trail Safety
Trail Sharing



 





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