Kayak the Estero River at Koreshan State Park

Estero River Kayak Launch in Koreshan State Park

Escape the Southwest Florida heat and go Kayaking the Estero River. Take in all the greenery around you and the abundant wildlife.

Go to the Koreshan State Park. The fee is $5 per car + $4 to access the boat ramp. (If you don't have your own, you can rent kayaks and canoes from the park or from Estero River Tackle & Canoe Outfitters).
Go to the boat ramp. Here you have two options:

A. You can go left (west) towards Estero Bay

B. You you can go right, (east), up river

I recommend option B.  Why? The river widens as you head towards Estero Bay and becomes less and less wild. We prefer going upriver, which means navigating some sharper turns and enjoying the wild scenery.

The trees often overhang the river which makes you feel like you're in a jungle! There are a lot of birds and turtles. This area is really beautiful.

For More information, check out Koreshan State Park Activities Page 

Pack List

  • Kayak
  • Paddle
  • Shoes that can get wet
  • Water
  • Snacks
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
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Activities Photography, Kayaking
Skill Level Beginner
Season Spring, Summer, Winter
Features
Bathrooms
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Picnic Area
River
Scenic
Wildlife

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Awesome Kayaking Trip

This made for a great day on the water. If you want to escape the suburbia of Fort Myers or Naples check this out. Also this is the perfect guide.


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