Useful Links

Local places to go and links to great resources

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Our mission: Managing fish and wildlife resources for their long-term well-being and the benefit of people. ***Info on many outdoor recreation items***

Florida Online Park Guide
All the state parks are listed here! Maps, park guides and tons of info!

Reserve America Online Camping Reservations
Don’t hope there will be a spot for you next time you go camping – reserve on-line ahead of time!

The Florida State Parks Passport is designed as a travel aid to help you discover Florida’s state parks. As a collector’s journal, the Passport will help you plan park visits, record your experiences and collect each park’s unique stamp. Passports may be purchased at most ranger stations or by calling    Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park at (352) 628-1002.

Florida’s Online Greenways and Trails Guide – As key components of Florida’s Greenways and Trails System, state parks provide exceptional opportunities to explore the Sunshine State through over 1,400 miles of trails and park roads. More than 150 state parks also support Florida’s efforts


Becoming an Outdoors Woman – Our workshops are designed primarily for women; however, it is an excellent opportunity for anyone 18 years of age or older to learn the outdoor skills usually associated with hunting and fishing, and a variety of outdoor pursuits.

Women in the Outdoors – Events are held across the country using experts and trained professionals to teach outdoor skills in a noncompetitive environment. With 44,000
members across the United States and Canada, the Women in the Outdoors program helps members develop outdoor skills and emphasizes the importance of wildlife management and the role of hunters in conservation. To take a look at exciting courses offered at Women in the Outdoors events, click here.



Outdoor Camping Safety Tips Checklist –

Check out this online guide on Wilderness First Aid Basics –

Information we all need to be safe in the outdoors – How to make a first aid kit for camping

Looking for more Camping/Hiking tips and gear ideas – Click Here

A How to Video to campers who never camped before

Of all the things you’ll need for your first camping trip, “The Beginner’s Guide to Camping” is probably the most important. In this fun-filled, information-packed program, you’ll learn everything you need to know to make your camping experience great !

Outdoor cooking recipes and tips
Good meals prepared and served in the outdoors are a special treat, and a boost to any activity. Here are recipes for activities ranging from light-weight backpacking to base and long-term camps.

Looking for some new ideas for meals on your next camping trip – Check out these useful tips at Montem Life

Wild Pantry – Dine on the Wild Side of Mother Nature! – All natural wild food products, wild mushrooms, fruits, vegetables, nuts and wild medicinal plants brought to you by Mother Nature’s Outside Pantry.

62 Edible Wild Plants That You Didn’t Know You Can Eat –
(Do not consume any item in the wild unless you have been properly trained to identify.)


Three Tiers of Leave No Trace Training Awareness Workshops

Awareness workshops are any type of formal Leave No Trace training that are one day or less in length.

These presentations may be 30-minute chats about the Leave No Trace principles or full-day workshops


The is a great place to meet other backpackers in your area.



Become a member of the FTA and enjoy a variety of benefits.



Looking for a place to stay when visiting Tampa before or after your adventure??  Try Tampa Extended Stay Hotels and lodging. Book online or call toll free to book your extended stay hotel.