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Manatee Park

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Address: 10901 State Road 80 (Palm Beach Blvd), Fort Myers, FL 33905
Phone Number: +1 239-690-5030
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Look for the West Indian manatee.

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Great park for all ages

Very nice park for all, you will only see manatees when the water temp goes below 68 degrees, and them they make the trip to swim and feed at this park do to the water being... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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CLAY
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very nice park for all, you will only see manatees when the water temp goes below 68 degrees, and them they make the trip to swim and feed at this park do to the water being heated by the electrical plant which pumps warm water into the canal We just visited the park Nov 28 and saw at least 4... More 

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Springfield, Illinois, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We are regular visitors to this area, we have gone to Lovers Key several times to Kayak but We were looking for something different to do.. Some locals turned us on to this park, and explained that in the winter months when the water temperature drops the manatee come into this area because of the warm water generated from the... More 

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Thank Jennifer D
Traverse City, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you wait until Jan & Feb, you will see many more manatees. We went in on a boat and saw some, but not that many. If you can kayak here that's the way to go!

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Thank Marshall A
Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice little park! Not only do you see the manatees but there are also nature trails and informational areas. Parking is nominal. Overall a nice spot to learn a little more!

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Thank mkmcnair
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good place for picnic or kayaking. Unfortunately we did not see manatees the day we visited. Well kept park.

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West Jefferson
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have visited several times and have yet to see a manatee. The walking trail is nice and there is a play area for children.

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Fort Myers, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Manatee Park is one of Tour I conducted whenever family members or friends visiting us during the winter months from December to March. A small parking fee is charged per car. The canal is next to a power plant where they expel warm water into the river. Time your visit when the Gulf waters is cool or below 70 degrees.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's nice to see a wildlife park that doesn't encroach on the wildlife or restrict them to cages/tanks. It's exciting to see the manatees in their natural habitat. Could spend 30 minutes to a couple hours here. Can't wait to go back.

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Fort Myers, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to visit the park in early November - too early for the manatees as they head upstream when the Gulf waters get cooler. However, the information on them is very interesting and is a good family out experience.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am not sure of anyplace else that you can see literally hundreds of manatee. The warm water from the power plant draws them every year. Unfortunately the water this past winter was very cloudy so visibility underwater was limited but they rest near the surface and we could probably see fifty at a time. I will go back again... More 

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