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Caloosahatchee Regional Park lists upcoming events

December 5, 2012
Lehigh Acres Citizen

Caloosahatchee Regional Park, at 18500 North River Road, Alva, presents the following activities:

- Mammals Preschool Program: Today, Dec. 5, from 10-11:30 a.m.

Students will be able to identify mammal characteristics. Read a story, play a game, go on a hike and make a mammal craft to take home. Meet at the campground entrance. The cost is $5 per preschooler; a parking fee is required. For more information, call Kelly at 822-5212. To register, call (239) 533-7440 or visit the Web site online at: www.leeparks.org.

- Oxbow Kayak Clinic: Dec. 11 from 9-11 a.m.

Join our guide as we teach the basics on kayaking. The class will introduce you to the basic techniques of paddling and then you will have the opportunity to use your new skills for a guided trip. We will paddle the oxbow islands of the Caloosahatchee River for a two-hour guided instructional tour. Be prepared to experience nature at its best. The tour is perfect for all ages and abilities. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. All kayaking equipment is provided. Bring your own drink, sunscreen, binoculars, clothing and shoes that can get wet. Meet at the campground entrance. Cost is $25 per person. Registration is required. For more information, call Kelly at 822-5212. To register, call (239) 533-7440 or visit the Web site online at: www.leeparks.org.

- Cypress Creek Kayak Tour: Dec. 18 from 9-11 a.m.

This slow-paced paddle is great for all experience levels. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. All kayaking equipment is provided. Bring your own drink, sunscreen, binoculars, clothing and shoes that can get wet. Meet at the campground entrance. Cost is $25 per person. Registration is required. For more information, call Kelly at 822-5212. To register, call (239) 533-7440 or visit the Web site online at: www.leeparks.org.

- Kayak Home School Program: Dec: 20 from 2-4 p.m.

Students will learn basic kayaking skills then put them to the test on the Caloosahatchee. We will discuss the history of the Caloosahatchee and look for fossils along the banks of the river. Students must be accompanied by an adult and parents must sign a release of liability waiver for their minor children. There is no charge for adult chaperones. Meet at the campground entrance. Ages 8-18. Cost is $10 per student. A parking fee is required. For more information, call Kelly at 822-5212. To register, call (239) 533-7440 or visit the Web site online at: www.leeparks.org.

- Guided Nature Walk: Dec. 22 from 9-11 a.m.

Join park staff on a stroll through natural plant communities. See firsthand the plants and animals that make Southwest Florida so unique. Participants should be able to walk approximately one and a half miles. Dress appropriately and bring a water bottle. Meet at the main entrance. This program is free with paid parking. Limit 25 participants. Children must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, call Kelly at 822-5212. To register, call (239) 533-7440 or visit the Web site online at: www.leeparks.org.

- Caloosahatchee to Hickey's Creek Kayak Trip: Dec. 27 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

This six-hour kayak trip begins and ends at Caloosahatchee Regional Park campground. Paddlers should be experienced and/or be in good physical condition for a five-mile roundtrip paddle on the Great Calusa Blueway, which includes Hickey's Creek, one of the area's most scenic waterways. Eat lunch and hike at Hickey's Creek Mitigation Park before paddling back. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. All kayaking equipment is provided. Bring your own drink, lunch, sunscreen, binoculars, clothing and shoes that can get wet. Meet at the campground entrance. Cost is $40 per person. Registration is required. For more information, call Kelly at 822-5212. To register, call (239) 533-7440 or visit the Web site online at: www.leeparks.org.

Caloosahatchee Regional Park features 768 acres of pine flatwoods, scrub oak, cypress swamps and oak hammocks. Crossing through them, you'll find more than 18 miles of hiking, mountain biking and equestrian trails.

Primitive camp sites for families and groups are available, along with equestrian sites for people with horses. Kayaking and fishing are available along the banks of the Caloosahatchee River.

Find us online at: www.leeparks.org.

 
 

 

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