Close to Ft. Myers, have been planning to go to this park for a few months. It is a small area, with warm water discharge from the FPL plant, which attracts Manatees from November to April. Unfortunately, I didn't see any Manatees, and not sure what I would see if I did. Missed the presentation about Manatees, which is given twice a day (at least in season), but there was a bus group which was quite large. Parking is $2 per hour, $5 per day, deposited in a container. Located on a waterway, it is a nice little walk around, with areas for native vegetation, ethnobotany, a hardwood hammock area, and butterfly garden, and explanatory signs about local flora and fauna. There is a outdoors outfitters on site, and it appears you can rent a kayak to paddle around the area, which sounds like something our visitors might like to do. From the pier you can see some nice homes on the water. Expected a longer visit, but within the hour felt like we had seen enough. Benches situated around for those who just like to sit and ponder the view.
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