camping

Importance of campfire safety can’t be emphasized enough

Importance of campfire safety can’t be emphasized enough

Camping is pretty much a year-round activity in Florida. And that means campfires are part of the equation. Handled properly, they bring added fun to a weekend trip. Mishandled and it can lead to big-time problems.   Read the full article in the July 11 issue of Navarre Press. Visit navarrepress.com/subscribe to view subscription options […]

Opportunities plentiful in the great outdoors

Opportunities plentiful in the great outdoors

June was tabbed Great Outdoors Month in Florida by Gov. Ron DeSantis. The month was designated to highlight the opportunities available and the benefits of being outdoors. “Our staff works tirelessly to protect and preserve Florida’s environment, and I encourage everyone to spend more time outside enjoying natural Florida,” Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Noah […]

Sutton embraces opportunity to enjoy the outdoors

Sutton embraces opportunity to enjoy the outdoors

Zack Sutton is usually busy with school. That comes with the territory of being in college. But his requirement to hit the books hasn’t stopped him from finding time to enjoy the outdoors. It beats staying inside to watch television. Read the full article in the Dec. 6 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to […]

Glamping offers a different take on camping

Glamping offers a different take on camping

Camping is a popular outdoor activity, but for those who don’t want to rough it in the traditional sense, there is an alternative. And that’s where Glamping, a buzzword coined in 2005, comes into the picture. Read the full article in the Nov. 15 issue of Navarre Press. Click here to subscribe for as little as […]

Ethan Green takes canoeing trip through Louisiana

Ethan Green takes canoeing trip through Louisiana

Ethan Green had quite an adventure over the summer. One he won’t forget. For the first time in his life, he went canoeing in a swamp. Provided with the opportunity to join a Boy Scout troop on a trip through the Atchafalaya Swamp in Louisiana was something too cool to pass up. Read the full […]

Blackwater State Park popular destination for outdoor lovers

Blackwater State Park popular destination for outdoor lovers

Mention Florida and sunshine and sandy beaches come to mind. But the Blackwater River State Park is far from a hidden treasure. Contrary to what some may think, it’s a destination hot spot. “We get quite a bit of attention,” especially in the hot, summer months,” Park Services Specialist Darryl Hatfield said.  “At the state […]

Boy Scouts battle lost appeal of great outdoors

Boy Scouts battle lost appeal of great outdoors

Outdoor activities such as camping, canoeing, hiking and swimming all used to be enough to attract youth into the Boy Scouts. Not anymore. Read the full article in the March 2 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at navarrepress.com for as little as $38 per year.

Back country camping on hold for now

Back country camping on hold for now

Bags full of trash piled up high. Tents abandoned in the sand. Beer cans and soda cups litter the beach. All of it paints a not so perfect picture of the irresponsibility of those who take part in back country camping at Perdido Key. Read the full article in the Feb. 23 issue of Navarre […]

Camping still worth enjoying in the winter months

Camping still worth enjoying in the winter months

Missy Smothers used to work at Denali National Park in Alaska, where camping isn’t exactly among the most popular activities in winter months. Yet, the story is different in Florida and other warm weather climates, where many still flock to area parks in their recreational vehicles or set up their tents in order to enjoy […]