Mound Key Archeological State Park

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Mound Key Archeological State Park


Location:In Estero Bay, several miles by boat from Koreshan State Historic Site or Lovers Key State Park. Accessible by boat only.
Facilities:Under development. A trail that has interpretive displays spans the width of the island. Park has no restroom facilities.
Activities:Boating, fishing, hiking, wildlife viewing.
Special Features:Mound Key is believed to have been the ceremonial center of the Calusa Indians when the Spaniards first attempted to colonize Southwest Florida in the 1500s. Rising more than 30 feet above the waters of Estero Bay, the shell mounds and ridges on the island were probably created by prehistoric Native Americans from seashells, fish bones, and pottery.
Address:PO Box 7
Estero, FL 33928

Phone:239-992-0311
Fax:239-992-1607
Web: www.floridastateparks.org/moundkey
Size: 172 acres.

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The best fishing for me has been over the shallow grasses near Mound Key at the bottom of the tide.
provides a wide range of Estero Bay activities, including a guided kayak excursion in search of dolphins, manatees, local birds or visit Mound Key, a state archeological site, and learn to fish the Calusa Indian way.
Personally, I always preferred the area behind Mound Key or near the islands and oyster bars north of there, but there is no reason to run to that location.