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Mound Key Archaeological State Park

 About Mound Key Archaeological State Park

Dense brush and trees along the trail.


Robert Brooks

Mound Key Archeological State Park is only accessible by boat so why not take a canoe or kayak trip out to the Key before the days get too short? You can start at either the Koreshan State Historic Site of Lover’s Key State Park. Once on the Key you can walk over the middens that were once the center of great Calusa nation. Fishing is permitted on the key so bring a rod and try a cast or two (license required for more information contact the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission at  We highly recommended that you prepare a travel pack with water, sunblock, insect repellant and a snack if you make the trip out to the key.  The 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 park on 1.239.992.0311.


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Mound Key is managed by Koreshan State Historic Site. Koreshan State Historic Site is located off exit 123 on I75. Go west on Corkscrew Rd. cross US-41. Koreshan's entrance is 1000 feet west of US-41 on the right. Mound Key is accessible by boat only. It can be reached by the Estero River and accessed at the Koreshan State Historic Sites boat ramp. It is approximately 3.5 miles from the boat ramp to the island. Also Lovers Key State Park on Estero Island offers a boat ramp which can be used as a starting point.


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