Estero Bay State Park

What does Estero Bay State Park have to offer? This park offers a unique wildlife experience as the very first aquatic preserve established in Florida. The park can be found on Fort Myers Beach.

Estero Bay, located between Fort Myers and Naples, serves as an excellent tourist destination because both are popular and offer great attractions, dining, accommodations and of course, wonderful weather, water and sun.

So, if you like nature, culture and activities on your vacation, you can have it all here.

Estero Bay is a great place to visit when you need to give your body a little respite from the sun. Get back to nature and see some wildlife as only found in Florida.

Canoeing and kayaking along the Estero River are popular activities here. You can observe lots of fish species as you enjoy a leisurely river excursion.

Hiking on one of the four nature trails to the river is also popular here and provides opportunities to see waterfowl and other wading birds, gopher tortoises, warblers, wrens, woodpeckers and other rare animals.

If you’re looking to spend an afternoon surrounding yourself with nature, then this park is a great place to start.

Close by Fort Myers is one of my favorite areas and residents love living here to have all the benefits of Ft. Myers and Estero Bay for park activities.

South of Estero Bay State Park is the fabulous and not to be missed Naples a favorite settlement for mid-westerners as well as well, let's see, oh, everyone else.

Tourists and birds alike flock here to enjoy the weather and water. For the tourists, there are many activities available on water and ground.

Reasons to visit Estero Bay State Park

  • Boating, canoeing/kayaking, fishing
  • Public restroom facilities
  • Nature trails for birding, hiking, bicycling and walking
  • Relaxing land and sea wildlife observation
  • Open 365 days, including holidays, 8 a.m. to sunset, nominal fees
  • Florida State Parks may require entrance fees per person or per car

What to Do: While in the area, enjoy an exciting ocean excursion aboard Adventures in Paradise, which offers several different types of cruises (fishing, shelling, dolphin watches, sunset cruises) that offer a unique and memorable experience for everyone.

Where to Eat: It’s difficult to suggest just one restaurant. Fort Myers and Naples offer an endless array of restaurants to suit every taste and budget.

Where to Stay: Just as with the restaurants in the area, the hotel choices are plentiful and range in price and accommodation levels. No matter what you’re looking for, you’re sure to find it in a hotel or vacation rental.

Estero Bay Preserve State Park is located at 700-1 Fisherman’s Wharf Fort Myers Beach, Florida 33931 Phone- (239)992-0311

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