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Lots of manatees

I’m from here so it’s not such a big deal to see manatees. That said, this park is located at the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
norainrider
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Fort Myers, Florida
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Great Place to spend a few hours

We visited for about two hours and had a wonderful time. While we didn’t see any manatees we did... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Sherri S
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I’m from here so it’s not such a big deal to see manatees. That said, this park is located at the power plant cooling water outfall so the water is quite warm in the winter. The manatees love it in the winter and treat it...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We visited for about two hours and had a wonderful time. While we didn’t see any manatees we did have a good time looking. The bingo game they had was fun and helped us identify the flora and fauna of the area. We also saw...More

Thank Sherri S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Manatees are only there when the waters in the gulf or rivers are too cold so you'll only see them late Dec through early Feb. Nice park, clean and quiet. A lovely way to spend a few hours.

Thank Joey B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Manatees came in as predicted. It was a slow paced and fun visit. The park is large enough and not crowded when I went.

Thank Reginald W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

No manatees to be seen on September 27, 2018. That being said, there are two lovely play grounds for the little ones and the nature trails are quite pretty. We did see lots of butterflies and there are informational signs everywhere. The information center is...More

Thank Kirsten L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Do you want to see manatees??? Go here anytime its cold out! Right across from the power plant! Great place to see these beautiful creatures!

Thank MirGRU27
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A really nice place to visit for a couple of hours. January and February are best while the gulf is still a little too chilly for the manatees. They like to be near the warmer waters of the power plant. One gets to see a...More

Thank Jackfern
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is a great park, kayak launch, manatee viewing, very clean and educational, i would recommend it to anyone.

Thank realshootingcoach
Reviewed September 6, 2018

I have been there twice and the way it is designed you cant see any manatees or at least i never have. Go to Seriena Vista park in Cape Coral it is free and you can usually see Manatees.

4  Thank woopsidaisey
Reviewed September 2, 2018

We went early in the day to visit this park... It is a bargain, the only cost is a $2.00 parking fee. There were many manatees, adults and babies, swimming in the canal. You have to be patient but they do surface and swim fairly...More

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Bkhj1510
June 18, 2018|
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Response from LongIslandMabel | Reviewed this property |
I'm only in Florida in the winter (when I also didn't see any manatees in the park!) and my guess is that the manatees don't need to be by the power plant for warmth now because all the waters are warm in the summer.
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Wayne M
February 22, 2018|
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Response from BusyMicheLady | Reviewed this property |
I was there in January when it was so dang cold - the manatees ARE there - but you can't really see them.....we saw a lot of BACKS and then noses poking up for air, but that was about it. They were trying to stay underwater... More
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Jerilynn L
February 21, 2018|
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Response from sparklyjo1 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure, I went in January and saw several!
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