Lovers Key State Park
About Lovers Key State Park
A NOTE FROM THE MANAGER
Autumn has arrived with our first "cold front" dropping the temperature to the mid 80s. Its still warm out but you can see wildlife starting to get ready for nesting during the winter. Our pair of Bald Eagles were spotted recently, a sure indicator that cooler weather will be with us soon.
Our interpretive programs are in full swing and we will have a guided stand up paddleboard (SUP) tour starting this winter. Lovers Key Adventures and Events has purchased several SUP and they are available for rent. Kayaks, canoes, and bicycles can also be rented from the Gift Shop.
Join one of our many interpretive programs to explore the park and discover something new! Call and reserve a spot on a variety of park naturalist led programs. For more information click the tab for “Ranger Programs”.
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.