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Camp Bayou Outdoor Learning Center
Camp Bayou
Outdoor Learning
Center


Explore Ruskin's natural environment and other things to do
Try our 3 days 2 nights tour

Camp Bayou Outdoor Learning Center
Mission: To preserve a sample of Florida's original habitats in the Little Manatee River Watershed. Trails, river and outdoor activities perfect for groups.

Gus's Crabby AdventuresGus' Crabby Adventures
Come aboard and be a "Crew Mate" on Gus' commercial crab boat. Pull crab traps, bring them back fresh to the dock, cook'm & eat'm.

E. G. Simmons ParkE. G. Simmons Regional Park
Picnic areas and a campground with a beautiful waterfront view. A public beach provides visitors with a perfect setting for sunning or swimming, while a boat launch provides access to saltwater fishing and boating. The park also has fishing piers and areas for bank fishing. Bird watching is also popular.

Ruskin drive-in theaterRuskin Drive-In Theatre
One of only 19 remaining drive-in theaters in the state of Florida. Open 365 nights a year. Some of the best hamburgers in town. (children 8 years old and YOUNGER are free with their parents.)

Hydro Harvest Farms Ruskin FloridaHydro Harvest Farms
U-Pick and Hydroponic Sales. We will strive to always bring you the best produce, present a fun environment that you and your children can enjoy and help you with your efforts to bring the same great way of growing food to your own back yard.

Tropical Aquaculture Laboratory
University of Florida/IFAS Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences
1408 24th Street SE
Ruskin, FL 33570
Tel: 813 671-5230

Please note that the Laboratory works only with the commercial ornamental aquaculture industry, and we are unable to provide one-on-one assistance to aquarium hobbyists, recreational pond owners, or non-commercial ornamental (koi/goldfish) pond owners. 

National Weather Service
WFO Tampa Bay Area
2525 14th Ave SE
Ruskin, Florida 33570
Want to see us in action? You can! E-mail us here anytime, or call us at 813-645-2323 between 8 AM and 4 PM, Monday through Friday. Please note that tours are subject to Homeland Security Threat Assessments and may be cancelled or adjusted if risks are higher.

Things to see and do near Ruskin

Sun City Stables - 813 649-1126
Trail rides for beginners and advanced riders, guided and unguided. Lessons, Pony Parties.

Manatee Viewing Center - Apollo Beach
Open to the public daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., November 1 through April 15. (The center is closed Thanksgiving, at 3 p.m. Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Easter.)


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