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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.

A NOTE FROM THE MANAGER

Gloria Beauchamp

Hot summer days are upon us and school is out.  Pack up the family and head out to the park for a fun day on the beach or kayaking or bicycling.  Why not all of the above?  Walk the beach and find some great shells, you may even come across the tracks of a sea turtle that nested the night before.

Take a stroll down to the butterfly garden where butterflies are fluttering around blooming flowers; you may even see a humming bird.

You can always hike the Black Island Trail where you are sure to see gopher tortoises, our resident alligator and ospreys.

 

Be safe and remember the essentials when enjoying the outdoors-- sun protection, water, and bug spray!  Don't forget to check the weather too, Florida afternoon storms have begun.

 

 

 

 

DESIGNATIONS

The Great Florida Birding Trail Logo The Florida Circumnavigational Saltwater Paddling Trail Logo

GETTING HERE

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.

GET INVOLVED

  • 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

CONCESSIONAIRES

PET POLICY

  • 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.