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Geminid Camping Dupuis Management Area

  • DuPuis Management Area 23500 Southwest Kanner Highway Canal Point, FL, 33438 United States (map)

Camping trip to the DuPuis Management Area near Port Mayaca, just east of Lake Okeechobee. We’ll be going for the Geminid meteor shower. Looks like we’ll have similar conditions as we did for the Perseid shower with a near full moon. However, we’ve proven that you can still shoot stars with a full moon.

Spaces are limited! MUST RSVP by Nov. 10th

More info as we get closer to the date.

Sunrise: 7am
Sunset: 5:30pm end of twilight is just before 7pm.
High time for meteors is Friday night into Saturday morning.
Moonrise: 13th 7:03pm, 14th 8:04pm, 15th 9:07pm

About DuPuis

A wealth of recreational activities awaits you at the 21,875-acre DuPuis Management Area. A vast landscape of pine flat woods, wet prairies, marshes, and cypress domes provides a scenic backdrop for hiking, bicycling, camping, hunting and other pursuits.

DuPuis is far from urban areas and has a dark night sky, which lends itself to stargazing.

Before the District acquired the property in 1986, it was a working ranch for Dutch white-belted cattle, sheep, and goats. By 2001, more than 6,500-acres of wetlands on DuPuis were restored through a three-step program in which land managers plugged old drainage ditches, repaired a levee at the southwestern boundary to restore a former Everglades marsh, and reconnected a portion of the flow from the adjacent J.W. Corbett Wildlife Management Area.

Archaeological sites of early American Indians date to 500 B.C. Much later on, the Seminole Indians used the DuPuis region as a refuge during the Seminole Indian War of 1835. But living off the land quickly proved difficult. Hundreds of starving Indians were captured and subsequently sent to Oklahoma. The area became known as “The Hungryland.”

Today, the District and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission co-manage the property.
— South Florida Water Management District
Later Event: December 18