Florida Recreation


Florida Outdoors and Recreational Opportunities. Florida is the outdoor capital of the US!

Why? Because Florida has the following:

1700 rivers and streams

3 million acres of lakes

105 state park sites 30 million plus acres to hunt and fish in

320 freshwater springs

Over 500 miles of beaches.

For a complete listing of all parks by area go to http://www.floridastateparks.org/

Geography

Coastline: 1,197 statute miles

Tidal Shoreline: 2,275 statute miles

Beaches: 663 miles

Total Land Area: 54,136 square miles

Total Water Area: 4,424 square miles

Rank Among States In Total Area: 22nd

Number of Lakes Greater Than 10 Acres: 7,700 (approx.)

Length North and South: 447 miles

(St. Mary’s River to Key West)

Width East and West: 361 miles (Atlantic Ocean to Perdido River)

Participant sports

Ballooning

Biking

Birding-330 official sites

Boating-

Camping

Canoeing-over 60 state trails

Fishing. Over 600 species of fish. Florida is considered the best state in the country for fishing.

Flying

Gardening-3000 species of plants and 300 species of trees

Golfing-Over 1000 courses

Hiking-Scenic trail-

Horseback riding-over 50 public Equestrian trails

Hunting-.

Kayaking

Photography

Surfing

Swimming

Scuba Diving-over 600 Ocean and spring dive sites

Snorkeling

Tennis

Spectator sports

Drag racing

Football-college-NFL

Baseball-MLB-Major and minor league and Spring training (Jan through April)

Horse racing

NASCAR racing

Dog racing

NBA Basketball

NHL Hockey

Link to all Florida pro Sports teams
http://www.funandsun.com/1tocf/sportf/spts.html
Being outside is better for your health!

The really good news is that you can do most of these things year round. Sorry no mountain climbing or white water rafting!