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Mound Key Archaeological State Park

Estero, Florida

Contact Information
P.O. box 7
Estero, FL, 33928
239-992-0311

Mound Key is accessible by boat only. It can be reached by the Estero River and accessed at the Koreshan State Historic Site's boat ramp. It is approximately 3.5 miles from the boat ramp to the island. Also Lover's Key State Park on Estero Island offers a boat ramp which can be used as a starting point.

Hours of Operation

The island is open from 8 am until sundown.

Driving Directions
Mound Key is managed by Koreshan State Historic Site. Koreshan State Historic Site is located off exit 123 on I-75. Go west on Corkscrew Rd to US-41. Mound Key is accessible by boat only. It can be reached by the Estero River and accessed at the Koreshan State Historic Site's boat ramp. It is approximately 3.5 miles from the boat ramp to the island. Also Lover's Key State Park on Estero Island offers a boat ramp which can be used as a starting point.

Park Activities
Campfire Circle
Koreshan State Historic Site has a campfire circle located near the campground by the Estero River. Every Saturday night from January to March park ranger's give a slide program about natural history, the environment, and other subjects related to the park service. The area is also used for scout groups to have meetings and events. Also during the winter every Saturday morning, camper's coffee is offered to campers. Donations are accepted.

Fishing
Saltwater fishing is always a popular pastime in the bay. There are several spots along the river for fishing. The Estero River is bracish with Snook, Mullet, Redfish, and other popular game fish. Freshwater fishing is also popular in the river. Freshwater Bass can be found as you paddle inland away from the Gulf. The Estero Bay is located about 3 miles by canoe down the river. It offers abundant saltwater fishing and wildlife viewing opportunities. The bay is home to Bottlenose Dolphins, Manatees, and several game fish.

Nature Trails
The park is in development stages. Nature trails and kiosk with historical information are planned for the future.

Wildlife Viewing
Bird and marine wildlife viewing are limitless. Dolphins and manatees are common sights along the island.
 
 


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