Kayak the Estero River at Koreshan State Park

Estero River Kayak Launch in Koreshan State Park - Search Nearby - Added by Charlotte Smith

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 


Photography, Kayaking

Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Picnic Area

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Fort Myers / Pine Island KOA

Saint James City, Florida

Naples / Marco Island KOA

Naples, Florida

We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on. Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!


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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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