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Lovers Key State Park

 About Lovers Key State Park

Sun rays peak through the clouds along the edge of the beach with crashing waves. Photo by Dave Kenkins.


Gloria Beauchamp

It's a great time to come to the park to enjoy a walk on the beach, or a hike on Black Island Trail.  Manatees have been quite active in the canals that wind through Black Island, delighting hikers and kayakers who catch a glimpse of these gentle creatures.

Thanks to all our volunteers and staff members that work so very hard to keep the park in great shape, and thanks to all of our visitors that keep Lovers Key among the most highly visited of our state parks, year in and year out.

Be safe and remember the essentials when enjoying the outdoors-- sun protection, water, and bug spray!






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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



  • 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.