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Lovers Key State Park

Friends of Lovers Key State Park

Together, we protect, preserve and support Lovers Key State Park

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FOLKS is a non-profit citizen support organization (CSO) established to protect, preserve and support Lovers Key State Park.

We raise money to help the park, and volunteer time to repair fences, take out invasive plants, drive the tram, give lectures, work the gate and create podcasts.

We encourage you to join us in supporting our favorite state park. Get involved by becoming a member, volunteer or donor and bring your friends and family to our special events. Together, we can preserve our Florida coastal legacy and ensure that it is available for future generations.

FOLKS Future

A Vision for the Future

For the next year, we will be actively fund raising so that we can help the Florida Park Service build a state of the art visitor center to welcome the guests and show off what Lovers Key State Park has to offer. Find out how you can helpJoin in the Capital Campaign

Upcoming Events

All programs begin at 10:00 am. Reservations: 239-463-4588

Jellyfish Talk
Wednesday, April 23,

Beach Walk and Estuary Tour
Thursday, April 24

Estuary Wading Trip
Thursday, April 24

Geocaching 101
Friday, April 25

Black Island Bike Tour
Monday, April 28

Estuary Wading Trip
Friday, May 2 at 10:00 a.m.

Lovers Key Fishing Clinic
Tuesdays, May 6 & 20 at 10:00 a.m.

The Sea Turtles of Lovers Key Talk
Friday, May 9 at 10:00 a.m.

Walk on the Wild Side
Friday, May 16 at 10:00 a.m.

Sensational Sharks!
Wednesday, May 21 at 10:00 a.m

Black Island Kayak Tour
Friday, May 23 at 10:00 a.m.

Check the events page for more events and details.

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9th Annual Turtle Trot on May 10th
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Visit the sponsors showcase to meet the businesses and organizations that are contributing to our fundraising efforts. Working together we will reach our goals and realize our FOLKS major project: A Visitor Center for Lovers Key State Park

2014-02-202:00 PM

Register now and lets make the 9th Annual Turtle Trot the BEST.  Remember all runners, joggers, skippers, walkers, and turtle trotters are welcome!!!!!! Come one come all……registration is open and only the first 500 will receive race T-shirts so get on the registration list QUICK! Click here to register online.


This unique trail course takes runners through a shady maritime hammock ecosystem on a hard packed path. No part of the course requires running through beach sand. The course ends at the park pavilion overlooking the beach where refreshments will be served and awards will be presented. Stick around after the race for a dip in the Gulf!

May 10, 2014  – gates open 7 a.m.  race begins 8 a.m.

Through May 3rd – 18 (under) $15; adult $25
May 4th-9th – All $30
May 10th - Day of race – All $35

Thanks again to everyone for supporting the Turtle Trot. All proceeds go to the Friends of Lovers Key, Inc.(FOLKS) to assist us in our mission to support, protect and preserve Lovers Key State Park. Visit our Sponsors Page to see who is providing special support for this outstanding event!

The Power of Love

The Power of Love — Feb 24, 2014

The Naples News covered the story of Charles and Mary Wright's vow renewal as part of the story "The power of love: Couples across SWFL celebrate Valentine's Day."

Getting Ready for  Turtle Trot 2014

Getting Ready for Turtle Trot 2014 — Feb 24, 2014

Register now and lets make the 9th Annual Turtle Trot the BEST. Remember all runners, joggers, skippers, walkers, and turtle trotters are welcome!!!!!!

Love at Lovers Key 2014

Love at Lovers Key 2014 — Jan 14, 2014

Love is always in the air at Lovers Key but even more so on Valentine’s Day. Couples are invited to join us in the park for our special 5th Annual Vow Renewal Ceremony at the Gazebo on the beach.

Visitor Center Survey

Visitor Center Survey — Nov 14, 2013

The FIRST BIG STEP!!!! Yes, Johnson Engineering has taken a big step with FOLKS regarding fulfillment of the dream for a Visitor Center for Lovers Key State Park.

Award Winning State Parks

Award Winning State Parks — Oct 14, 2013

Congratulations to the Florida Park Service for winning the National Gold Medal Award for best state park service at the National Recreation and Parks Association annual meeting.




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