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Manatee Park

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10901 State Road 80, Fort Myers, FL 33905
+1 239-690-5030
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My first Manatee!

I went to the park in the hope of seeing my first Manatee and wasn't disappointed. The canal was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
aerrac
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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Nice Manatee Park

Small park, but definitely worth making the stop when manatee's are in warmer waters during colder... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Snoopy.fan
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Look for the West Indian manatee.
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good31%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“power plant” (255 reviews)
“warm water” (175 reviews)
“orange river” (60 reviews)
LOCATION
10901 State Road 80, Fort Myers, FL 33905
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+1 239-690-5030
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went to the park in the hope of seeing my first Manatee and wasn't disappointed. The canal was full of manatees so instead of seeing my first one my first sighting was of about 10 Manatees together. As we walked up the path along...More

Thank aerrac
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Small park, but definitely worth making the stop when manatee's are in warmer waters during colder months. Nice viewing areas and walkway.

Thank Snoopy.fan
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came here to see manatees since this place is Manatee Park. If they were there we couldn't see them as the water was brown and mucky. There is also a fence along the water. We were told you can see them in the winter when...More

1  Thank Iralgo
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had another great visit today. Manatees were here to be seen. This is a nice park to visit wit many amenities

Thank Lynn C
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Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

This is a great place to see manatees, but only go during the winter months when water temperatures are cool. The reason they gather here in great numbers is to stay warm in the effluent cooling Waters of the nearby Florida Power and Light power...More

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Reviewed 1 May 2018

We really enjoy staying off the beaten path but I wish this park great success. They jokingly berated me for paying for parking after they found out that I'm Active Navy, very service member friendly. Staff were enthusiastic and knowledgeable about the area. (also, tend...More

Thank jlarson127
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

This park is near an area where water is warmed by a factory nearby. During the winter season you can see many manatees enjoying the warmth! There are also swings, etc. for children to enjoy.

Thank bktttom3
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Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

Wonderful and very beautiful great place for children my daughter loves it the scenery is very gorgeous will go again

Thank Archerylover
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Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

A fun place to visit with the family, small children included...Go on a cold day and you will be assured to seeany Manitees....Our teenagers liked to see them swimming in and under the water... They are happy creatures.

1  Thank Mary D
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Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

If you want to see manatees this is the place! Great place for the entire family. If you like to kayak it’s there also.

1  Thank 803terrenceb
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Wayne M
23 February 2018|
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Response from BusyMicheLady | Reviewed this property |
I was there in January when it was so dang cold - the manatees ARE there - but you can't really see them.....we saw a lot of BACKS and then noses poking up for air, but that was about it. They were trying to stay underwater... More
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Jerilynn L
21 February 2018|
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Response from sparklyjo1 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure, I went in January and saw several!
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MAAGR
10 February 2018|
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Response from David A | Reviewed this property |
You very well might. The cooler the temperature, the more they gather together next to the power plant for the warm water.
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