Cayo Costa State Park


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Cayo Costa State Park


Location:Directly south of Boca Grande and west of Pine Island and North Fort Myers; accessible only by private boat or passenger ferry.
Facilities:Primitive campsites (tents, cabins, yurts), restrooms, showers, bayside dockage, kayak rental, picnic tables, pavilions, beach, trails, amphitheater, gift shop.
Activities:Camping, boating, canoeing/kayaking, fishing, swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, hiking, bicycling, shelling, wildlife viewing, interpretive programs.
Special Features:Park is a barrier island with more than 9 miles of beaches and acres of pine forests, oak-palm hammocks, and mangrove swamps, as well as a spectacular assortment of birds. Visitors might also see manatees or pods of dolphins in the waters around the park.
Address:PO Box 1150
Boca Grande, FL 33921

Phone:941-964-0375
Fax:941-964-1154
Web: www.floridastateparks.org/cayocosta
Size: 2,421 acres land; 34 acres water.

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Caption: Boaters enjoy the afternoon on a shoal in Pelican Bay, Cayo Costa State Park.
For an overnight stay with a difference, consider camping or renting a cabin at Cayo Costa State Park, which offers miles of beaches and forests and a friendly array of bird life.
The waters in and around Cayo Costa State Park produce a pile offish.
Boca Grande Pass, which runs between Cayo Costa State Park and Gasparilla Island to the north, enjoys worldwide acclaim for its tarpon bounty, but these waters also attract huge kingfish during the spring runs.