Mound Key Archeological State Park, Estero

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Mound Key Archaeological State Park is a Florida State Park, located in Estero Bay, near the mouth of the Estero River. One hundred and thirteen of the island's one hundred and twenty-five acres are managed by the park system. It is a complex of mounds and accumulated shell, fish bone, and pottery middens that rises more than 30 feet above the waters of the bay.
Mound Key was an important site of the Calusa tribe, and most experts believe it to be the site of their capital, Calos. The Mound Key Site on the island was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places on August 12, 1970. The island is only accessible by boat from the Koreshan State Historic Site or Lovers Key State Park.
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  • Kayaked over from Lover’s Key. Very peaceful time. Loved walking around the area. Bring your own refreshments and sunscreen. Lots of seabirds and evidence of turtles. Greeted by a pod of dolphins when...  more »
  • This would be such a cool place if more signage to know how to get there was available! Also, along the trails, maybe more signage and explanations as to what you are walking on! We knew because we ha...  more »
  • Rented a pontoon boat to get there. And it was epic, a narrow channel into the island that was once a channel through it in ancient times makes for a landing perfectly for a pontoon boat. Walking the island was mostly difficult and so we didn't really. But still approaching and landing on the island was a major bucket list on our sailing trip this winter ok Dragon's Lair.
  • We went there on our rented pontoon boat it was very fun we walked around a bit enjoy nature and ate our lunch
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