The staff of Not a Clue Adventures was recently approached by Crowley Museum and Nature Center to design and prepare grounds for a new primitive campsite. Here are the before photos:
We had to clear out camping spaces, put up signs, tear out poison ivy and much more to get the camp ready for the public! Here is what it looks like now!
For more information on the campground and for more photos visit our website at:
Primitive camping is a wonderful way to observe wildlife at dawn and dusk. Campsites are available for $8.00 for adults, $4.00 for children over 5, per person per night. Amenities include a solar shower, bathrooms (handicap accessible), a fire pit, and a large screen room with electricity and a kitchen area. Reservations required. Tent/hammock camping only.
To make a camping reservation please call Crowley Visitors Center at 941-322-1000
There are 10 sites at this facility with access to flushing toilets and a primitive solar shower:
This campsite is named for Native Americans who settled here before us and is the site of an indian village long gone. Each of the sites carries the name of one of the 15 original Timuca settlements known to exist at the time of early European expeditions.
The Timucua, composed of at least 15 separate tribes sharing a common language. More is known about the Saturiwa than any other Timucuan group. They were encountered by the French in 1562 and immortalized in the drawings of Jacques Le Moyne de Morgues. Each Timuicuan village had its own leader who was under the jurisdiction of a head chief who exacted tribute.
When European ships first landed on Florida in the 16th century, the area was well populated. Indians of the Timucua, Apalachee, Ais, Tekesta and Calusa were farming rich lands in the north — growing corn, beans and squash — and fishing or hunting for most of their food in the south.
Locations near reliable food sources with fresh water, comfortable microclimate and high, dry ground made good habitat for these Indians. Fresh and brackish bodies of water supplied steady sources of fish and shellfish, while fertile soils allowed farming to prosper.
CONCIERGE CAMPING WITH NOT A CLUE ADVENTURES
Camping newbie? In Camping 101 you will learn to camp from start to finish with Jeanene Arrrington. Not a Clue Adventures will provide all the gear (including tents but not sleeping bags), set up the campsite, supply and prepare meals, and take you on adventures. Don’t miss this opportunity now on special offer for half price! $37.00 per participant (over 5 years old). Private bookings are available for scouting, social groups and birthday parties! For dates prices and reservations information please contact us! For more photos of the campground and events please visit: http://notaclueadventures.kodakgallery.com/gallery/personal-url/albumView.jsp?albumId=5641093790103#p/5974313990103
For more informatoin on Crowley Museum and Nature Center please visit their website at www.crowleyfl.org