Photograph of Sea Oat in the foreground with Gulf of Mexico in the background
Photograph of Least Tern parent with chick hiding behind beach vegetation
Photograph of Little Blue Heron sitting on the root of a Red Mangrove
Photograph of two juvenile alligators peeking their heads through duck weed
Photograph of Gopher Tortoise eating green vegetation-by Dr. Pamela Jones-Morton
Photograph of Park Ranger with four kids looking for butterflies
Photograph of four kayakers paddling the inner waterways
Photograph of female kayaker in inner waterways-by Catherine Moses
Photograph of Sea Oat in the foreground with Gulf of Mexico in the background
Photograph of Least Tern parent with chick hiding behind beach vegetation
Photograph of Little Blue Heron sitting on the root of a Red Mangrove
Photograph of two juvenile alligators peeking their heads through duck weed
Photograph of Gopher Tortoise eating green vegetation
Photograph of Park Ranger with four kids looking for butterflies
Photograph of four kayakers paddling the inner waterways
Photograph of female kayaker in inner waterways

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Lovers Key State Park

Welcome to Lovers Key State Park

For years, Lovers Key was accessible only by boat and it was said that only lovers traveled to the island to enjoy its remote and solitary beach. Today, it is one of four barrier islands that make up this state park. A haven for wildlife, the islands and their waters are home to West Indian manatees, bottlenose dolphins, roseate spoonbills, marsh rabbits, and bald eagles. The two mile long beach is accessible by boardwalk or tram and is popular for shelling, swimming, picnicking and sunbathing. Black Island has over five miles of multiuse trails for hiking and bicycling. Anglers and boaters can launch their vessels from the park's boat ramp. The park's concession offers kayak tours, as well as bicycle, canoe, kayak, paddleboard, beach chair and umbrella rentals. For tour reservations, rentals and to plan your next event at the park please call (239)765-7788. Located on County Road 865 between Fort Myers Beach and Bonita Beach in Lee County.

Park GPS coordinates: N 26° 23.578 W 81° 52.063

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