Shoreline Exploration Walk

Shoreline Exploration walk Friday, October 30 at 10:00 a.m. Join a park naturalist for an intriguing and interesting talk about the treasures that wash up along the shore of Lovers Key State Park. Learn about seashells, crustaceans, starfish and other creatures that can be found on our shore. Due to limited space, reservations are required. Call 239-463-4588. FORT MYERS BEACH – The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Lovers Key State Park will present weekly programs on park history and wildlife throughout the month of October.
Learn about seashells, crustaceans, starfish and other creatures.
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Lovers Key State Park
8700 Estero Blvd.
Fort Myers Beach, FL
Phone: 239-463-4588

Sensational Sharks Talk

Sensational Sharks talk Friday, October 23 at 10:00 a.m. Join a Park naturalist for an interesting and fun talk about Sharks. Discover why sharks are often feared, but are an incredible group of animals which are commonly misunderstood. Explore why they’re important and how you can help protect them. Due to limited space, reservations are required. Call 239-463-4588. FORT MYERS BEACH – The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Lovers Key State Park will present weekly programs on park history and wildlife throughout the month of October.
Shark Talk
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Lovers Key State Park
8700 Estero Blvd.
Fort Myers Beach, FL
Phone: 239-463-4588

Black Island Kayak Tour

Black Island Kayak Tour Thursday, October 22 at 10:00 a.m. Join a park ranger for a relaxing 1½ mile kayak tour. Learn the history of Black Island and experience some of the wildlife that call the waterways of Lovers Key home. Bring your own kayak or rent one from the park concession. Due to limited space, reservations are required. Call 239-463-4588. FORT MYERS BEACH – The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Lovers Key State Park will present weekly programs on park history and wildlife throughout the month of October.
Black Island Kayak Tour
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Lovers Key State Park
8700 Estero Blvd.
Fort Myers Beach, FL
Phone: 239-463-4588

The Life of the Calusa Talk

The Life of the Calusa Talk Friday, October 16 at 10:00 a.m. Join a park ranger for an interesting and informative talk about the Calusa, a tribe of American Indians that ruled this area hundreds of years ago. Learn about their lifestyle, spirituality and culture. Due to limited space, reservations are required. Call 239-463-4588. FORT MYERS BEACH – The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Lovers Key State Park will present weekly programs on park history and wildlife throughout the month of October.
The Life of the Calusa Talk
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Lovers Key State Park
8700 Estero Blvd.
Fort Myers Beach, FL
Phone: 239-463-4588

Lovers Key Fishing Clinic

Lovers Key Fishing Clinic Tuesday, October 13 at 10:00 a.m. Join park naturalists to learn a variety of tackle and fresh bait rigs, find out the best places to drop a line, and learn about the rules and regulations that pertain to game fishing in Southwest Florida. Due to limited space, reservations are required. Call 239-463-4588. FORT MYERS BEACH – The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Lovers Key State Park will present weekly programs on park history and wildlife throughout the month of October.
Fishing Clinic
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Lovers Key State Park
8700 Estero Blvd.
Fort Myers Beach, FL

Sea Turtle Talk

Sea Turtle Talk Friday, October 9 at 10:00 a.m. Join a park ranger to learn about the fascinating life of the marine turtles that visit Lovers Key each summer. Learn about their nesting behavior and find out what you can do to help protect them. Due to limited space, reservations are required. Call 239-463-4588. FORT MYERS BEACH – The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Lovers Key State Park will present weekly programs on park history and wildlife throughout the month of October.
Sea Turtle Talk
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Lovers Key State Park
8700 Estero Blvd.
Fort Myers Beach, FL
Phone: 239-463-4588

Junior Ranger Program: Celebrate Literacy Month

Saturday - September 6th, 2014 TIME: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM DESCRIPTION: Let’s head outside and discover the wonders of Lovers Key State Park! Join a park ranger for a reading of Verdi by Janell Cannon, a wonderful story to celebrate literacy month about a little yellow python snake that doesn’t want to grow big and green like the others. The story will be followed by a fun outdoor activity to discover more about snakes, and kids will leave the park with an environmentally friendly craft created with a park ranger.
Junior Ranger, literacy, crafts, discover, snakes,
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Lovers Key State Park
8700 Estero Blvd.
Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931
Phone: (239) 463-4588

Guided Walk

Join us as we explore natural plant communities on this guided walk. See firsthand the plants and animals that make southwest Florida so unique. Participants should be able to walk approximately two miles. This trail is only stroller and handicap accessible for about a quarter of a mile. Please dress appropriately and bring a water bottle. Children must be accompanied by an adult. This program is free with paid parking. Limit 25 participants. For more information please contact Kelly at (239)822-5212 or via email at kflaherty@leegov.com.
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Hickey's Creek Mitigation Park
17980 Palm Beach Boulevard
Alva , FL

Cypress Creek Kayak Tour

This slow-paced paddle is great for all experience levels. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. All kayaking equipment is provided. Bring your own drink, sunscreen, binoculars, clothing and shoes that can get wet. We will meet at the campground entrance of Caloosahatchee Regional Park at 19130 North River Road. For more information, call Kelly at (239)822–5212. $25 per person. Registration is required. To register call (239)533–7440 or visit https://www.LeeParks.org.
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Caloosahatchee Regional Park
18500 North River Road
Alva, FL

Caloosahatchee to Hickey’s Creek Kayak Trip

This six-hour kayak trip begins and ends at Caloosahatchee Regional Park campground. Paddlers should be experienced and/or be in good physical condition for a 5 mile roundtrip paddle on the Great Calusa Blueway, which includes Hickey's Creek, one of the area’s most scenic waterways. We'll eat lunch and hike at Hickey's Creek Mitigation Park before paddling back. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. All kayaking equipment is provided. Bring your own drink, lunch, sunscreen, binoculars, clothing and shoes that can get wet.
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Caloosahatchee Regional Park
18500 North River Road
Alva, FL

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