22-23 Florida

Winter Florida 2022/23

November 2, 2022 to March 8, 2023

Circuit Leaders: Heather Shaw, 937-545-9624, shaw45054@yahoo.com
Kathy Carson, 740-973-1518, Carson.kathy@gmail.com

This circuit will start in Pensacola, FL early in November and will continue down the Gulf Coast side of Florida. After spending Christmas and New Years Eve near Brandon and Punta Gorda, the circuit will continue around the tip of Florida and up the central area and east coast of Florida. Activities will include hiking, biking, kayaking and of course sightseeing.

The number of participants will need to be limited to approximately 12 due to the size of the locations. A second group can start a week behind if there is enough interest. It will also need a circuit leader.
It is strongly recommended that you have an Elks and Moose membership as some of the lodges require membership to stay there. There are a few places that require reservations and they are noted. They will need to be made as soon as you confirm with the circuit leader availability to join.


WINTER HAVEN, FL

February 1, 2023 to February 7, 2023
Activity Ideas

Kayaking on the Chain of Lakes and biking on the Teco-Auburndate Trail.

Parking Location

Moose Lodge, 2305 Havendale Blvd NW, Winter Haven, FL

Directions and Other Information

Use address or GPS coordinates. Some electric, water, and dump on site. Members only. 863-294-1727

GPS Coordinates

N28.046347,W81.754806Click on link to see Google Map

Contact

Heather Shaw, 937-545-9624, shaw45054@yahoo.com
Kathy Carson, 740-973-1518, Carson.kathy@gmail.com


FRUITLAND PARK, FL

February 7, 2023 to February 14, 2023
Activity Ideas

Venetian Gardens Park, Pacquettes Tractor Museum, Flat Island Preserve, Bourlay Historic Nature Park, Seminole State Forest, dancing in the VILLAGES, golfing, hiking, kayaking, fishing and biking.

Parking Location

Windy Acres, 1350 Miller Blvd. Fruitland Park, FL First come, approximately $10 to $30 a night. Host or Circuit Leader to verify cost and availability. 352-643-1638

Directions and Other Information

Use address or GPS coordinates, 20 acres, no campfires, pets are welcome on leash, no dump station.

GPS Coordinates

N28.86081,W81.93128Click on link to see Google Map

Contact

Heather Shaw, 937-545-9624, shaw45054@yahoo.com
Kathy Carson, 740-973-1518, Carson.kathy@gmail.com


OCALA, FL

February 14, 2023 to February 21, 2023
Activity Ideas

Kayak Silver Springs, ride the Marjorie Harris Carr Cross Florida Greenway, and visit the Ocala National Forrest.

Parking Location

Moose Lodge, 7165 SE Maricamp Rd, Ocala, FL. Host or circuit leader to verify space, availability and donation. 352-687-3744

Directions and Other Information

Use address or GPS coordinates. Boondocking only. No facilities.

GPS Coordinates

N29.12579,W82.03335Click on link to see Google Map

Contact

Heather Shaw, 937-545-9624, shaw45054@yahoo.com
Kathy Carson, 740-973-1518, Carson.kathy@gmail.com


LAKE CITY, FL

February 21, 2023 to February 28, 2023
Activity Ideas

Tube or kayak at the Itchetucknee Springs State Park and visit O Leno State Park, built in by the CCC in the mid 1930s. O Leno is also part of the Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail. There is a bike trail that connects these 2 state parks. Kayak on the Sante Fe River which has several springs, there are a couple of places where part of the river falls and travels underground until it rises. The Olustee Battlefield State Park, the site of Floridas largest Civil War battle is also nearby.

Parking Location

Moose Center #624, 624 NE Williams St, Lake City, FL. 32055, Phone (386) 755-4830

Directions and Other Information

Use address or GPS coordinates. 23 sites with electric 30 amps and water, dump on site. Parking on grass, fairly level. $15/night. Fanning Springs Moose Lodge could serve as an alternate location.

GPS Coordinates

N30.19246,W82.60326Click on link to see Google Map

Contact

Heather Shaw, 937-545-9624, shaw45054@yahoo.com
Kathy Carson, 740-973-1518, Carson.kathy@gmail.com


JACKSONVILLE, FL

February 28, 2023 to March 8, 2023
Activity Ideas

Visit Kingsley Plantation, the oldest(1790s) and best-preserved plantation site in Florida. Bike the Jacksonville-Baldwin Rail Trail and walk the Jacksonville Beach Pier. Many hiking options such as the Timucuan Preserve and Talbot Island State Park. Drive to St. Augustine to tour the Castillo De San Marco Fort (built by the Spanish in the 1600s), the lighthouse, and the Fountain of Youth.

Parking Location

Elks 2605, 5920 Collins RD. Jacksonville, Fl. 32244-5802. 904-771-6732 Host or Circuit Leader to contact the Elks a couple of weeks prior to arriving to verify space and donations.

Directions and Other Information

Orange Park Elks #2605, easy access to interstate 295. $20 per night, $30 a night for water and electric, all first come, Dump on premises. Members only

GPS Coordinates

N30.203936,W81.737350Click on link to see Google Map

Contact

Heather Shaw, 937-545-9624, shaw45054@yahoo.com
Kathy Carson, 740-973-1518, Carson.kathy@gmail.com