Learn about basic land navigation at Ponce De Leon Springs State Park

February 19, 2017

March 11, 2017 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am


Join special guest speaker Chris Mize on a ranger led hike at Ponce de Leon Springs State Park. Chris will use his experience from serving in the Army Light Infantry to help give introductory map reading tips and land navigation techniques to help you be better prepared for your next wildland outing. Whether you like to hike cross country, take overnight backpacking trips, or want to know what to do if you lose track of your trail, this hike will be a value to anyone who ventures outdoors. Chris and the Ranger will provide advice on how to plan a trip, read a map, use a compass, and find your way out of the woods.

All participants should meet at the Ponce de Leon Springs State Park parking area. From there we will travel to a less frequented section of the park for the hike.  Bring proper footwear for uneven terrain. The hike will be along a mowed service road, but participants may want to take part in some off trail travel.  Weather can vary at this time of year so dress appropriate for the predicted conditions. Feel free to bring your own compass or GPS. A few compasses will be available for use.

Entry fees will apply.  $4.00 per vehicle, up to 8 people in the vehicle.

Participation Requirements

More Information call Fred Provost 850-836-4281

Driving Directions
Ponce de Leon Springs State Park Area is located one half mile south of U.S. 90 on C.R. 181A in Ponce de Leon, FL. ::MAP::