Lovers Key State Park
About Lovers Key State Park
A NOTE FROM THE MANAGER
This is the perfect time of year to spend the whole day at the park with the family. Hike the trails or go for a bike ride in the morning. The gopher tortoises and birds have been active on the trails. Next head out in a kayak and watch the manatees in the inner waterways. Then take the tram down to the beach and cool off with a dip in the Gulf or pick up a shell to keep as a momento. End your day watching a beautiful sunset on the beach.
Would you like to learn more about the park, the wildlife and its habitats? Call and reserve a spot on a variety of park naturalist led programs. For more information click the tab for "Ranger Programs".
Bicycles, kayaks, canoes, paddleboards, chairs and umbrellas can be rented at the gift shop or bring your own. The gift shop, bait shop and Hurricane Charley's on the beach have snacks and pre-packaged sandwiches. Have a picnic at our bayside park which features two playgrounds and several shelters with grills. How about a sunset tour or a chartered fishing excursion? We have both leaving from the boat ramp. For more information call: All Water Excursions at 239-594-0213
Do you like to fish? Did you know we sell live and frozen bait at the boat ramp. For fishing regulations and licenses visit http://myfwc.com/fishing/saltwater/regulations/
Be safe and remember the essentials when enjoying the outdoors-- sun protection, water, and bug spray!
Lovers Key is located at 8700 Estero Blvd., Fort Myers Beach. The park boundaries are Big Carlos Pass and New Pass. We are 10.5 miles west of I75 on exit 116.
- Volunteer -
Volunteers play a vital role in the daily operations of Lovers Key State Park. Whatever your time allows, you can make a difference. Volunteers can assist in the park by driving the trams, taking park photos, monitoring sea turtles, removing non-native invasive plants, raising park funds, collecting tolls, giving out park information, monitoring water quality, maintaining the park grounds, performing minor repairs, assisting with projects, presenting guided walks and assisting the staff.
If you are a camper looking for a place to stay, the park has six beautiful volunteer camping sites with full hook-ups. You must have a self-contained RV unit and volunteer 32 hours per site. There is a one month minimum stay at these sites and a four month maximum stay. We strive to match your skills and talents with a volunteer opportunity that best suits your interests. The volunteer sites offer a wonderful way to spend some time in paradise while providing a much-needed work force that enhances the operations of the park. For more information, contact Volunteer Coordinator, Katie Moses: (239) 463-4588.
- For forms, information and benefits of volunteering visit Get Involved.
- Friends of Lovers Key
- 8700 Estero Blvd.
Fort Myers Beach, 33931
Nature Recreation Management, LLC -
Food service, merchandise, bait shop, event planning and rental of kayaks, canoes, and bicycles.
All Water Excursions -
Contact Jay Stemen, (239) 594-0213
- Florida State Parks Pet Policy
- Pets are not allowed on the beach, but they are permitted in other areas such as on the trails and paths that wind through the park. For safety of other visitors & wildlife, dogs need to be well-behave and on a six foot, hand-held leash at all times.