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Manatee Park

Features Animals
10901 State Road 80, Fort Myers, FL 33905
+1 239-690-5030
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Nice Park

We didn't see any manatees but the park had nice, easy walking trail, covered picnic tables... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Phoenix, Arizona
place to see the Manatees

You need to visit in the spring months to see the mothers and their calves. lots of parking, bring... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Rich D
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“power plant” (228 reviews)
“warm water” (151 reviews)
“orange river” (55 reviews)
10901 State Road 80, Fort Myers, FL 33905
+1 239-690-5030
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We didn't see any manatees but the park had nice, easy walking trail, covered picnic tables, playground equipment, informative signage about manatees and other flora/fauna. Good parking area. Bathrooms available. FREE

Thank markkathi2015
Reviewed 2 days ago

You need to visit in the spring months to see the mothers and their calves. lots of parking, bring a picnic lunch and relax

Thank Rich D
Reviewed 3 days ago

The Manatee Park is such a great little haven. If you happen to be in Ft. Myers when the water temp is below about 70 degrees, the manatees will all congregate at this park, and you will get to see hundreds at a time! The...More

Thank shannonacosta10
Reviewed 1 week ago

A great way to see manatees coming together to enjoy the warm water from the electric plant in cooler weather. We also enjoy it during the summer as a place to kayak.

Thank William S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Manatee Park is nice at any time of the year but you'll only see the manatees in the winter when it gets cooler. They are drawn to the warm water coming out of the FPL power plant. We have seen just a few at times...More

Thank RosyPosyJosy
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went on a cold (40's F) morning. The manatees congregate in pools exiting the power plant. Great views. I would say about 40 manatees all sizes and ages.

1  Thank Mooretosee
Reviewed 1 week ago

I well laid out park with plenty of places to view the wildlife and interesting film show, only spoilt by the manetee hiding so I only saw his nose!

Thank PompeyTraveller007
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It’s early yet but we were able to see a mother and some babies in the water swimming around Kayak launch not open yet but soon

Thank Dan G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a nice place to stretch our legs and relax for an hour, although our sons could have spent the whole day there. I was fun to watch for the Manatee to come to the top of the water. It is amazing how large...More

Thank tents0118
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Very nice park. Learn all about the local flora and fauna and animals. Great!!! volunteers and staff on site to give you LOTS of information. So cool to see the manatees surfacing to get air. Cute little baby manatees!

Thank Kim B
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Jaime N
8 August 2017|
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Response from tpoppinga | Reviewed this property |
Cold months only when they come in from the Gulf to stay warm.
Josh L
7 May 2017|
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Response from arownet | Reviewed this property |
Just pay for parking. Admission is free.
9 April 2017|
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Response from Renard K | Reviewed this property |
I never saw any kayakers when I was there. Granny, since you are in Fort Myers, give the park a call. I'm sure that they could tell you.