CALOOSAHATCHEE REGIONAL PARK
|Address||Contact Information||Other Information|
|19130 North River Road
(239) 229-4134 texting optional
|Google Map/Directions||Staff allocated to facility's budget||Events Calendar|
Park Hours (Daylight Savings Time)
North side entrance(18251 North River Rd.): 7:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.
Main entrance (18500 North River Rd.): 7:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.
Campground entrance(19130 North River Rd.): 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, 7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Friday & Saturday (November -April).
Park closures due to upcoming events:
Click here for a park overview map.
Parking: $1 per hour/$5 per day, year-round (Lee County Annual Parking Stickers are accepted at this park)
NO SMOKING ON TRAILS!
Keep in mind that the southside trails are available only for hiking.
Facility and Equipment Rentals
This may surprise you! Here are the approximate average evening temperatures between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. for summer months of 2010: May 69°F, June 74°F, July 75°F, August 76°F
This park features 768 acres of pine flatwoods, scrub oak, cypress swamps and oak hammocks. Crossing through them, you'll find over 20 miles of hiking, mountain biking and equestrian trails. The north side of the park is designated for mountain biking and horseback riding. The south side of the park has hiking trails, fishing pier, a floating dock and the primative campground. Primative camping sites for families and groups are available, along with equestrian sites for people with horses. Kayaking and fishing are available along the banks of the Caloosahatchee River. Covered pavillions are available for group use or special events.
Park programs include guided walks, guided kayak trips, themed preschool and home school programs, and more. See the Events Calendar for dates, more information and how to register.
Annual and Upcoming Events:
Volunteer Campground Host positions are available for our campground. Click here to see the Volunteer Hosts Agreement.
What are you doing next summer?
Purchased by the State of Florida in the 1960's, Lee County entered into a lease on the site in 1989, with a management agreement to provide public recreational opportunities. Located along the Caloosahatchee River, it is an area rich in natural history. Calusa Indians are believed to be the first settlers here. Followed by Seminole and early settlers of what is now known as Alva. Early studies have also found two archaeological sites within the park. The efforts of several community members from the Caloosa Saddle Club in 1985, were instrumental in convincing Lee County Commissioners to proceed with plans to develop a park. Along with other groups such as the Florida Mud Cutters Mountain Bike Club, volunteers were instrumental in the development of the trail system on the park's 400 acre North side. Caloosahatchee Regional Park opened on March 6, 1999 and to this day, volunteers are instrumental in trail maintenance and campground management.