Please note: Due to limited space, reservations are usually required. Call 239-463-4588.
Gloria Beauchamp, Former Park Manager
"I invite you to come out and enjoy your beautiful park and consider being our Friend."
Join us on the beach by the gazebo for an up close look at the night sky! Members from the Everglades Astronomical Society, a group of amateur astronomers, will be on hand with multiple large telescopes to observe the night sky with us on the beach at Lovers Key. Light refreshments will be served.
Space is limited for this special program. Free for FOLKS members with Park Entry. RSVP to Judy Greenwood email: email@example.com or #708-359-0466.
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FOLKS Annual Meeting will be held at The Fort Myers Beach Woman's Club. Please join us there for a very interesting presentation from Shy Wolf Sanctuary.January 24, 2017, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Although this event will feature FOLKS business, we encourage all to attend. You'll have a change to meet the new park manager and provide feedback to park staff and FOLKS on the park and its activities. Refreshments will be provided.
Shy Wolf Sanctuary, Education and Experience Center provides sanctuary and care for dozens of rescued wild and captive-bred exotic animals, specializing in wolves. Shy Wolf's education program informs the public about wolves’ role in natural ecosystems and promotes respect for all exotic animals. Thirty-plus active volunteers work with the animals and in the community.
Participants run and walk the 5K trail course through a shady maritime hammock ecosystem on a hard-packed shell path. The course ends on the beach sand of the Gulf of Mexico. Refreshments are then served and awards presented at the pavilion overlooking the beach.
Maribeth Richards ran the 2016 race. Here's what she had to say when she finished:
"I loved running this race course, especially the shady portion of the trail. I loved finishing on the beach, where after the race I jumped in the Gulf to cool off!"
Check our Turtle Trot event page to see our plans for the 12th Annual, May 13, 2017, and meet our 2016 sponsors!
An intimate experience with local ACMA artists sharing their original Americana/Acoustic songs and background stories. The concerts, at the Gazebo, are free with paid admission to the park. The February Concert on February 2 features Boz & Bon and Toni & Scotty, from 4:00pm to sunset.
All shows are on the first Thursday of each month and start 2 hours before sunset. Dates and times are:
Jan. 5 3:45pm
Feb. 2 4:00pm
March 2 4:30pm
April 6 5:30pm
Each year dozens of couples come to Lovers Key State Park to join in a ceremony where they renew vows and celebrate the moment on our beautiful beach. There are two ceremonies to choose from, Brunch at 10 AM or Lunch at 3 PM.
The Rotary Club of Bonita Springs and the Friends of Lovers Key work together to bring you the Lovers Key Nautical Flea Market & Boat Show.
This unique 5k trail course takes runners through a shady maritime hammock ecosystem. It ends at the pavilion over looking the beach, where refreshments are served and awards are presented. Details about Sponsorship Opportunities and Registration will be posted as the date draws closer, so check back often!
Visitor from Michigan
“The kayak tour was one of the best things we've ever done together. We learned so much, and experienced birds and sealife up close like never before.”
Join a park naturalist to learn a variety of tackle and fresh bait rigs, find out the best places to drop a line, and learn about the rules and regulations that pertain to game fishing in Southwest Florida. Due to limited space, reservations are required. Check the calendar for specific dates. Reservations are required. Call (239) 463-4588 to reserve your spot.
Join Park Naturalists to learn about marine species; seahorses, shrimp, young fish, and egg casings of all sorts inhabit the grasses, which attract larger fish, mollusks and crustaceans, and manatees, dolphins and rays. Guests will get wet as they venture into the estuary. Check the calendar for specific dates. Reservations are required. Call (239) 463-4588 to reserve your spot.
A special thank you goes to the Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program (CHNEP) who sponsors this program.