Parks and Recreation
Full moon hike
Date March 11, 2017 | 5:30 PM

Full Moon Hike at Golden Aster Scrub Preserve

5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Join us for some full moon fun at the Golden Aster Scrub Preserve—home to the endangered Florida Golden Aster plant and the Florida Scrub Jay.

Approximately two-miles in length, the hike will loop through flatwoods and sand scrub--passing by ponds, wet prairies, marshes and a bay-head. Keep your eye out as the sun sets for bobcats, nighthawks and fireflies.

Park access

Participants get special access to park inside the preserve. Gate will be open from 5 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., then closed during the hike. Drive in to where the pavement ends, turn around, and park on the shoulder facing out.

Things to know

  • $5 per person - collected on-site the day of the event
    • Cash only
  • Minimum age: 10 years
  • All skill levels welcome
  • Approximately 2 miles
  • Maximum of 30 participants
  • Closed toed shoes required

Things to bring

  • Water
  • Snack
  • Small flashlight
    • Keep in your pocket for emergency use only
  • Hiking stick (recommended)
  • Bug spray

Event Details


Golden Aster Scrub Preserve

12181 East Bay Road

Gibsonton FL, 33534


March 11, 2017 | 5:30 PM


Andy Fairbanks

P (813) 853-1163