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Lovers Key State Park
Essential Eligibility Criteria


Ranger-Led Wading Tour

In order to participate in this program, one:

  • Must have the ability to follow visual and/or verbal instructions independently or with the assistance of a companion.
  • Must have the ability to traverse uneven, wet, and dry beach sand for up to ½ mile independently or with the assistance of a companion. 
  • Must have the ability to withstand exposure to the outdoors for a period of up to 120 minutes. 

Participants will have the option of wading into submerged grass flats and using dip nets to catch, view, and release various aquatic organisms, but this is not a required ability in order to participate. 

  • Participants who opt to wade must have the ability to traverse a natural aquatic area with a soft, uneven sandy bottom in water depths of approximately 2 to 3 feet.  Shoes or sandals that can get wet are recommended for participants who opt to wade.