Things To Do In Florida

Camping near Tampa Bay: Fort Desoto

This public park is spread over 900 acres on five interconnected islands with seven miles of waterfront, including three miles of award-winning beaches .Nearly half of the 233 campsites in the campground are waterfront, allowing you to launch your kayak or canoe from your site.

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St. Johns River

Video: Exploring Florida’s St. John’s River

A fascinating look at Florida’s St. Johns River from the air, underwater and along it many branches, illustrating the river’s history, beauty, and the challenges the river faces from humans. A flotilla of sea, air and undersea craft explores the St. John’s from Jacksonville to its source in Indian River County.

Kayaking the Indian River Lagoon

This 22-minute video leads viewers by kayak through the Indian River Lagoon on Florida’s east coast, North America’s most diverse estuary, exploring the region’s natural splendor and how people are confronting the challenges it faces.

Scuba diver at Florida Springs State Park

Video: Florida’s spring waters run deep

There are an estimated 700 springs in the state of Florida, representing what may be the largest concentration of freshwater springs on Earth. The cool, clear waters offer unique beauty and host diverse wildlife communities, offering recreational opportunities for swimmers, kayakers, wildlife observers and cave divers. This video takes you on a special journey you won’t want to miss.

Kayak Buyer’s Guide: Choosing the right one

The variety and size of kayaks is almost endless, and it’s difficult to decide which yak is best for you. This guide will help you make that decision, whether you are buying a surf kayak, sea kayak, fishing kayak, inflatable kayak, a basic recreational kayak — or a multi-purpose craft.