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Estero Bay Preserve State Park

 About Estero Bay Preserve State Park

A trail at Estero Bay lined with scrubby oak and slash pine.

A NOTE FROM THE MANAGER

Stephen Giguere

Summer rains continue to fall over the Preserve. Wet trail conditions can be expected through the fall. The Winkler Point Trails are seasonally flooded and will begin drying out as we approach winter, just in time for migratory wading birds. The Estero River Scrub Trails are periodically wet and change with daily rainfall amounts. Long sections of trail, particularly on the North and West end of the trails are muddy, if not underwater. These trails will begin to dry out come fall, just in time for seasonal wildflower and grasses to come in bloom. Recent prescribed burns near the trailhead are a great way to observe the rapid regeneration of new growth that can be measured almost daily.

Staff at Koreshan State Historic Site will be glad to provide you with information for Estero Bay Preserve State Park, Koreshan State Historic Site and Mound Key Archaeological State Park. Please contact the Ranger Station at (239) 992-0311.

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DESIGNATIONS

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GETTING HERE

To Estero River Scrub: I 75 to Corkscrew Rd exit 123. Travel west on Corkscrew Rd. At intersection with US 41, turn north (right) onto US 41. Turn west (left) onto Broadway W. Public access point is on the north (right) side of the road next to the FPL substation. To Winkler Point: I 75 to Daniels Rd exit 131. Travel west on Daniels Rd. Turn south (left) onto 6 Mile Cypress Parkway. Turn left (south) onto Summerlin Rd. Turn south (left) onto Winkler Road. Public access point is at the end.

To Preserve Office: The Preserve Office is co-located with the park office at Koreshan State Park. Take I-75 Exit 123 Corkscrew Road, head west 2 miles, cross U.S. 41 and continue on Corkscrew Road approximately 1000 yards to entrance of park. If traveling U.S. 41 (Tamiami Trail) Koreshan is located at the intersection of U.S. 41 and Corkscrew Road at Estero.

GET INVOLVED

  • For forms, information and benefits of volunteering visit Get Involved.
  • Estero Bay Buddies CSO
  • 700-1 Fisherman's Wharf
    Fort Myers Beach, Florida 33931
    Phone: 239-463-3240

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