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Golden light at sunset along the Myakka River in Myakka River State Park.

Myakka River State Park: Camp at this playland on the prairie

Myakka River State Park is one of Florida’s oldest and largest state parks with three main campgrounds, as well as backcountry campsites, miles of hiking and biking trails, endless opportunities for kayaking and canoeing, and abundant wildlife.

Gulf Pier sunset at Fort DeSoto Park. (Photo by Captain Kimo via Flickr.

Fort DeSoto Park: Beach ranked among best in nation

Wrapped in three miles of beautiful white sand, Fort DeSoto Park is consistently ranked among the best in the nation

Spruce Creek watercolor by Stewart Jones

Spruce Creek paddle: A diamond in the rough

Development is creeping up on Spruce Creek and Strickland Bay, but enough has been preserved — for now — to enjoy an awesome day of kayaking. (Watercolor by Stewart Jones)

Fort Jefferson and Bush Island (Photo by Ron Yeany)

Getting way away: Dry Tortugas National Park

This isolated cluster of islands 70 miles west of Key West is accessible only by boat or seaplane. But treasures await you, especially if you camp over for a few nights. Yes, you can camp here! Snorkeling and kayaking, too!

Useful apps for camping and kayaking

Useful apps for camping and kayaking

Exploring Florida’s outdoors gets easier with these useful mobile apps for camping and kayaking, digital guidebooks on iPhone, iPad and Android for the 21st Century.

A leisurely paddle through the Royal Palm Yacht and Country Club

Boca Raton urban Paddle: Backyards of the 1%

Paddling South Florida’s canals is not always a wonder of nature, so explore the tropical back yards of the rich and famous! A network of public canals allows the “rest of us” to get an eyeful of elegantly manicured properties of Boca Raton’s exclusive Royal Palm Yacht and Country Club.

Video How-To: Loading a kayak on your car

Video How-To: Loading a kayak on your car

This video from LL Bean is a good guide for both novice and intermediate kayakers exploring their options for mounting a roof rack on your car and the proper ways of loading a kayak on your car.

Gift Guide 2012: Essential gear and guidebooks for the outdoors

Gift Guide 2012: Essential gear and guidebooks for the outdoors

Each year, we take a look at our gear and guidebooks and make recommendations based […]