Lover's Key State Park is a great place to visit between Fort Myers and Naples, Florida. There is a park entry fee of $8 per vehicle (2-8 people) $4 if there's only 1 person in the vehicle or $2 to walk in. Various tours and programs are available and included in the above fee. Check the schedule they give you with the map when you enter the Park.
What To Do At Lover's Key State Park:
As mentioned above, there are various programs available and included in your park entry fee. There is also a Tram that takes you from the parking area down to the beach. There are restrooms you can use, a gazebo and picnic area, and there is a concessions and near the parking area with food available for purchase.
Hours: 8 am - Sunset 365 days a year!
Easy to remember..
#1 Tip For Visiting Lover's Key State Park:
Use **copious** amounts of sunscreen!
Our tram driver told us to use sunscreen and said you WILL GET BURNED if you don't. She wasn't messing around. I applied sunscreen, but awkwardly missed a patch on my back and I absolutely did get burned. BAD. I rarely burn. In fact, I can't remember the last time I got sunburned like that -- maybe never. It was painful. And there was a (hilarious) outline of my fingers etched into my back (still can be seen) from where I tried to spread sunscreen initially and obviously did a terrible job. haha!!
I am quite a fan of this Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunscreen. It doesn't feel greasy at all, in my opinion!
Capture one of these scurrying little guys on the beach -- try to get a clear shot, those buggers are fast!
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I used my Nikon d3200 for these, let me know what camera you use to get your birdie shots! ;)
Plan Your Trip To Ft. Myers/Sanibel/Captiva/Cape Coral:
It depends. Of course! ;-)
About The Trail:
This is a 4.8 mile hike one way with a 3,200 ft elevation gain. Yosemite National Parks ranks the difficulty as strenuous. You're looking at around 3-4 hours one way and obviously twice that (or more because you'll be tired roundtrip)
This trail contains a lot of trackbacks (aka zigzags in my vocab). You have a lot of elevation to descend in a short time so they are steep, at least to me.
Do I think Four Mile Trail Was Hard?
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