Mother and daughter at sun set
Kayak Launch
Green Sea Trutle
Welcome to Cayo Costa
Cabin Trail
Cayo Shore Line
Pelican bay Sunset
Roseate Spoonbills
mother and Daughter play in the surf as the Sun sets over the Gulf on Cayo Costa State park
kayaks laying on the ground at the Kayak launch on the Gulf side of the park
Green Sea Turtle on shore
Welcome to Cayo Costa
Cabin Trail At Cayo Costa State Park
Cayo Shore Line
sun setting on Pelican Bay
Roseate Spoonbills on the Shore

Some content on this website is saved in an alternative format. To view these files, download the following free software or you can skip to the main content if you already have the appropriate readers.

  • Use Adobe Acrobat to read Portable Document Format (PDF) files: Download Adobe® Reader®
  • Microsoft Word file viewer and converter programs to enable those who do not have MS- Word or have another version of MS-Word to open and view MS-Word files: Download Word file Viewer
  • Microsoft offers Microsoft Excel file viewer and converter programs to enable those who do not have MS-Excel or have another version of MS-Excel to view MS-Excel files:Download Excel file viewer

Cayo Costa State Park

Welcome to Cayo Costa State Park

With nine miles of beautiful beaches and acres of pine forests, oak-palm hammocks and mangrove swamps, this barrier island park is a Gulf Coast paradise. Cayo Costa is accessible only by private boat or ferry. Visitors may see manatees and pods of dolphins in the waters around the 2,426 acre park, as well as a spectacular assortment of birds. On the island, visitors can swim or snorkel in the surf, enjoy the sun and picnic in the shade. Keep your eyes peeled as you stroll along the beach, especially during the winter months. The nature trails that crisscross the island provide opportunities for hiking and off-road bicycling. Saltwater anglers can fish from their boats or throw a line out into the surf. An amphitheater provides educational programs about the island's ecology and history. For overnight stays, the park offers primitive cabins and tent camping which can be reserved through Reserve America up to 11 months in advance. Captiva Cruises offers ferry service to the park from locations in Punta Gorda, Pine Island, Fort Myers, Sanibel Island and Captiva Island. Reservations are required. 

While on the island, please visit the Cayo Costa Camp Store for all of your recreational needs.  The store offers rentals of kayaks, paddle boards and bikes.  It also has a selection of your campings needs as well.  Ice and firewood are very popular at this one of a kind camping park.  For additional information please call 239-220-1722.

Directions to this Park


Open Larger Map for Cayo Costa State Park

Additional Info