Providing a buffer between the heavily developed Gulf Coast between Fort Myers and Estero and the delicate estuaries that serve as nurseries for the aquatic life of the region, Estero Bay Preserve State Park encompasses ten miles of shoreline along Estero Bay.
Lat-Long: 26.479860, -81.898348 (Winkler Point) or 26.442232, -81.834292 (Estero Scrub)
Open: 8 AM until sunset daily
Leashed pets welcome
Trailheads at the end of Winkler Point Road in Fort Myers and Corkscrew Road in Estero provide access by foot for hikers to slosh through the tidal marshes and wet flatwoods that make up the uplands surrounding the mangrove fringe along the bay.
Launch a kayak at nearby Koreshan State Park, Lovers Key State Park, or at Matanzas Pass Preserve to explore the vast shallow tidal wilderness where dolphins and manatees take refuge.