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Gator Cub Hike Club

Gator Cub Hike Club
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Prairie Creek Lodge, 7204 SE County Road 234
Gainesville, FL 32641, US
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Due to flooding issues, the hike has changed locations to 

Saarinen Preserve
3208 NW 186th St.
Newberry, Florida


Prairie Creek Preserve
Prairie Creek drains Newnans Lake, one of the largest lakes in north Florida, towards Paynes Prairie State Preserve and Orange Lake. Upland areas include flatwoods, mesic and hydric hammocks, and wetlands that include cypress swamps, depression marshes, and blackwater streams. The basin provides a corridor along an important flyway through this part of the state – annual bird surveys always find large and diverse populations of migrating and local birds. Wildlife seen recently include: Bald Eagle, Swallow-tailed Kite, Red-headed Woodpecker, Northern Bobwhite, Wild Turkey, Gopher Tortoise, American Alligator, Golden Mouse, River Otter, Florida Black Bear. There is also great floral diversity within the projects boundaries, with aquatic plants such as blue-flag iris, water lilies, lotus, pickerel week and lizard's 'tail in showy blossom in the Spring. Prairie Creek Preserve has a well-maintained trail network that winds through a wide variety of habitat types

Be sure to bring water, sunscreen, bug spray and a snack. Don't forget -- closed-toed shoes are required at all Scouting events. 

Meet at Prairie Creek Lodge 7204 SE County Road 234 Gainesville, FL 32641

Event is open to all Cub Scouts and their families.
**A parent/guardian MUST accompany Cub Scout & siblings.

Hiking Club patches are available for $4 each. 
After each hike is completed all participants will receive a special glass or metal bead to wear on their patch or uniform.

So lace up your hiking shoes, grab your hiking stick and come out and join the Gator Cub Hiking Club!

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For more information contact Helda Montero at or 352-219-0410

521 S. Edgewood Avenue, Jacksonville, Florida 32205
(904) 388-0591 (904) 387-4148
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