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Koreshan State Park
Programs and Events 2018

GUIDED HISTORIC TOURS

April – December *SATURDAY and SUNDAY at 10am ONLY*

Explore the 19th century utopian Koreshan settlement, its structures, and gardens. Join our guided walking tours and learn about these idealistic pioneers. The walking tour is about an hour and a half. Guided Tours are $2 for adults, $1 for children under 6 years of age and can be purchased at the Ranger Station (239) 992-0311.

JUNIOR RANGER Program

3rd Saturday of EVERY month at 10am

Come in for a fun learning experience-Become a JUNIOR RANGER! We will discover cool stuff about Florida! Meet in the picnic area at 10:00am. Ideal for children ages 6-12. Parental presence required.

CRYSTAL BOWL MEDITATION

EVERY Monday and Wednesday at 7p.m.

Join us for a 30-minute Crystal Bowl Meditation. The class offers the perfect opportunity to recharge your energy, rebalance your chakras, and to reconnect to your Higher Self. This is a $20. pre-paid event. Pre-register at TheGypsySeaWitch.com (754) 444-9779

KORESHAN SUNDAY FARMERS MARKET

EVERY SUNDAY 8:00-1:00 p.m.

Join us in the historic Koreshan settlement. Our Sunday Farmers Market offers local and organic produce, fresh seafood, unique crafts, local honey, native plants, handcrafted jewelry, BBQ, Cuban food, beautiful art, and cool gifts! A market pass is $1. Contact the Ranger Station at (239) 992-0311 for more information.

NATIVE PLANT SALE

EVERY SUNDAY 8:00-1:00 p.m.

Learning about and purchasing native plants can be a daunting task, but it just got easier! The Coccoloba Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society volunteers are selling native plants at the Koreshan State Park Farmers Market EVERY SUNDAY 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.  Experts are on hand to help answer your questions and teach you about the wonderful benefits of adding native plants to your landscaping. Volunteers will also explain about the fertilizer ordinance and invasive exotic plants. For more information, visit www.FNPSCoccoloba.org or call (239) 273-8945.

KAYAK the ESTERO RIVER

The Koreshan State Park Boat Ramp! Have you explored the Estero River lately? Now is the time! Koreshan State Park is now offering CANOES and KAYAKS for rent! Enjoy the serenity of our community’s hidden treasure, the Estero River, while paddling the freshly cleared waterway. Canoes rentals are $7.00 for the first hour, and $5.00 each additional hour. Single Kayak rentals are $10.00 for the first hour, and $5.00 each additional hour. Tandem Kayak rentals are $15.00 for the first hour, and $10.00 each additional hour. Rent at the Ranger Station. No reservations. For more information call (239) 992-0311.

GUIDED ESTERO RIVER and MOUND KEY KAYAKING TOURS

Schedule a private tour of the beautiful Estero River with the College of Life Foundation. Select your day and time for a guided tour discovering the historic beauty of the Estero River! Feeling more adventurous? Paddle through Estero Bay to Mound Key! Hike the trail to the top of the ceremonial center of the Calusa Indians. Explore this unique ecosystem with dolphin, manatee, osprey, cormorants, great blue herons, and a Florida Master Naturalist in a comfortable, secure sea kayak.  Reservations required, please call (239) 992-2184.

Nature Trail Hike at Koreshan State ParkOctober 16, 2018, 10 a.m.

Join a park naturalist for a hike on the Nature Trails of Koreshan State Park.  Learn some park history, history of the Estero River and find out about plants and critters that we meet along the way.  Hike will begin at the Koreshan State Park picnic area, just north of the playground. Note: the walk will be approximately 1.8 miles long, the trail is uneven, has sand, grass and packed earth along the way. Bring water, hat and camera for pictures. Reservations requested.  Please call 239-992-0311. Tour is free with park entry fee: $5 per vehicle with 2-8 occupants, $4 per single-occupant vehicle, and $2 for pedestrians and bicyclists.

 

Talk on Manatee and Dolphins that swim within the Estero River by Koreshan State ParkOctober 23, 2018, 10 a.m.

Join a park naturalist for a talk on manatees and dolphins. Creatures that are fun to watch and are extremely interesting!  Discussion will touch on behaviors, anatomy and fun facts, as well as differences between the two species. Pictures of manatees and dolphins will be shared and advise will be given regarding human interaction, as well as best viewing locations will be suggested. There will be time at the conclusion of the talk for questions and clarification. Talk will be in the Art Hall of Koreshan State Park.  Reservations requested.  Please call 239-992-0311.Talk is free with park entry fee: $5 per vehicle with 2-8 occupants, $4 per single-occupant vehicle, and $2 for pedestrians and bicyclists.

 

Beginning Photography Session at Koreshan State ParkOctober 30, 2018, 10 a.m.         

Join a park naturalist for a beginning photography tour of the different habitats and architecture within the park. Bring your camera or cell phone and learn the basics of photography, the best places to snap that perfect photo, discover unusual plants, buildings and critters that make up the many interesting aspects of Koreshan State Park.  Tour will begin on the Art Hall Steps. Reservations requested. Please call 239-992-0311. Tour is free with park entry fee: $5 per vehicle with 2-8 occupants, $4 per single-occupant vehicle, and $2 for pedestrians and bicyclists.

 

Beginning ButterfliesNovember 13, 2018, 10 a.m.

Join a park naturalist for a talk on butterflies of Koreshan State Park and Southwest Florida. Topics will touch on differences between moths and butterflies, butterfly development, plants that support butterflies, netting techniques, tagging and more. Talk will be held in the Art Hall of Koreshan State Park. Reservations requested. Please call 239-992-0311.Talk is free with park entry fee: $5 per vehicle with 2-8 occupants, $4 per single-occupant vehicle, and $2 for pedestrians and bicyclists.

 

Photographers Nature Hike at Koreshan State ParkNovember 27, 2018, 10 a.m.          

Join a park naturalist for a photographers walk on the Nature Trails of Koreshan State Park. We will tour the different habitats and take time to photograph the trees, critters, and other sights. Photography Nature Hike will begin at the Koreshan State Park Cast Iron Café. Note: the photo walk will be approximately 1.5 miles long, the trail is uneven, has sand, grass and packed earth along the way. Bring water, hat and camera. Reservations requested.  Please call 239-992-0311. Tour is free with park entry fee: $5 per vehicle with 2-8 occupants, $4 per single-occupant vehicle, and $2 for pedestrians and bicyclists.

 

Gopher Tortoises of Koreshan State ParkDecember 4, 2018, 10 a.m.

Join a park naturalist for a talk on gopher tortoises. Discover just how fascinating this ancient species is! They are fun to watch, but we must never loose sight of the fact that they are endangered. Discussion will touch on behaviors, anatomy and fun facts, and the opportunity to hold and see the shells of specimens that lived in Koreshan State Park. There will be time at the conclusion of the talk for questions and clarification. Talk will be in the Art Hall of Koreshan State Park Reservations requested.  Please call 239-992-0311.Talk is free with park entry fee: $5 per vehicle with 2-8 occupants, $4 per single-occupant vehicle, and $2 for pedestrians and bicyclists.

 

Nature Trail Hike at Koreshan State ParkDecember 11, 2018, 10 a.m.

Join a park naturalist for a hike on the Nature Trails of Koreshan State Park.  Learn some park history, history of the Estero River and find out about plants and critters that we meet along the way.  Hike will begin at the Koreshan State Park picnic area, just North of the playground. Note: the walk will be approximately 1.8 miles long, the trail is uneven, has sand, grass and packed earth along the way. Bring water, hat and camera for pictures. Reservations requested.  Please call 239-992-0311. Tour is free with park entry fee: $5 per vehicle with 2-8 occupants, $4 per single-occupant vehicle, and $2 for pedestrians and bicyclists.

 

Shells – Mysterious Beauties of Southwest FloridaDecember 18, 2018, 10 a.m.

Join a park naturalist for a talk on shells and the mysterious creatures that reside inside.  Find out how the shells are created and built. Discussion will touch on behaviors, anatomy and fun facts, as well as the opportunity to hold and see the shells of specimens that lived in the Gulf of Mexico and Estero Bay. There will be time at the conclusion of the talk for questions and clarification. Talk will be in the Art Hall of Koreshan State Park Reservations requested.  Please call 239-992-0311.Talk is free with park entry fee: $5 per vehicle with 2-8 occupants, $4 per single-occupant vehicle, and $2 for pedestrians and bicyclists.

 

Talk on Manatee and Dolphins that swim within the Estero River by Koreshan State Park January 8, 2019, 10 a.m.

Join a park naturalist for a talk on manatees and dolphins. Creatures that are fun to watch and are extremely interesting!  Discussion will touch on behaviors, anatomy and fun facts, as well as differences between the two species. Pictures of manatees and dolphins will be shared and advise will be given regarding human interaction, as well as best viewing locations will be suggested. There will be time at the conclusion of the talk for questions and clarification. Talk will be in the Art Hall of Koreshan State Park.  Reservations requested.  Please call 239-992-0311.Talk is free with park entry fee: $5 per vehicle with 2-8 occupants, $4 per single-occupant vehicle, and $2 for pedestrians and bicyclists.

 

Photographers Nature Hike at Koreshan State ParkJanuary 15, 2019, 10 a.m.

Join a park naturalist for a photographers walk on the Nature Trails of Koreshan State Park. We will tour the different habitats and take time to photograph the trees, critters, and other sights. Photography Nature Hike will begin at the Koreshan State Park Cast Iron Café. Note: the photo walk will be approximately 1.5 miles long, the trail is uneven, has sand, grass and packed earth along the way. Bring water, hat and camera. Reservations requested.  Please call 239-992-0311. Tour is free with park entry fee: $5 per vehicle with 2-8 occupants, $4 per single-occupant vehicle, and $2 for pedestrians and bicyclists.

 

Gopher Tortoises of Koreshan State ParkJanuary 22, 2019, 10 a.m.

Join a park naturalist for a talk on gopher tortoises. Discover just how fascinating this ancient species is! They are fun to watch, but we must never loose sight of the fact that they are endangered. Discussion will touch on behaviors, anatomy and fun facts, and the opportunity to hold and see the shells of specimens that lived in Koreshan State Park. There will be time at the conclusion of the talk for questions and clarification. Talk will be in the Art Hall of Koreshan State Park Reservations requested.  Please call 239-992-0311.Talk is free with park entry fee: $5 per vehicle with 2-8 occupants, $4 per single-occupant vehicle, and $2 for pedestrians and bicyclists.

 

Beginning ButterfliesJanuary 29, 2019, 10 a.m.

Join a park naturalist for a talk on butterflies of Koreshan State Park and Southwest Florida. Topics will touch on differences between moths and butterflies, butterfly development, plants that support butterflies, netting techniques, tagging and more. Talk will be held in the Art Hall of Koreshan State Park. Reservations requested. Please call 239-992-0311.Talk is free with park entry fee: $5 per vehicle with 2-8 occupants, $4 per single-occupant vehicle, and $2 for pedestrians and bicyclists.

 

Nature Trail Hike at Koreshan State ParkFebruary 5, 2019, 10 a.m.

Join a park naturalist for a hike on the Nature Trails of Koreshan State Park.  Learn some park history, history of the Estero River and find out about plants and critters that we meet along the way.  Hike will begin at the Koreshan State Park picnic area, just North of the playground. Note: the walk will be approximately 1.8 miles long, the trail is uneven, has sand, grass and packed earth along the way. Bring water, hat and camera for pictures. Reservations requested.  Please call 239-992-0311. Tour is free with park entry fee: $5 per vehicle with 2-8 occupants, $4 per single-occupant vehicle, and $2 for pedestrians and bicyclists.

 

Beginning Photography Session at Koreshan State ParkFebruary 12, 2019, 10 a.m.         

Join a park naturalist for a beginning photography tour of the different habitats and architecture within the park. Bring your camera or cell phone and learn the basics of photography, the best places to snap that perfect photo, discover unusual plants, buildings and critters that make up the many interesting aspects of Koreshan State Park.  Tour will begin on the Art Hall Steps. Reservations requested. Please call 239-992-0311. Tour is free with park entry fee: $5 per vehicle with 2-8 occupants, $4 per single-occupant vehicle, and $2 for pedestrians and bicyclists.

 

Shells – Mysterious Beauties of Southwest FloridaFebruary 19, 2019, 10 a.m.       

Join a park naturalist for a talk on shells and the mysterious creatures that reside inside.  Find out how the shells are created and built. Discussion will touch on behaviors, anatomy and fun facts, as well as the opportunity to hold and see the shells of specimens that lived in the Gulf of Mexico and Estero Bay. There will be time at the conclusion of the talk for questions and clarification. Talk will be in the Art Hall of Koreshan State Park Reservations requested.  Please call 239-992-0311.Talk is free with park entry fee: $5 per vehicle with 2-8 occupants, $4 per single-occupant vehicle, and $2 for pedestrians and bicyclists.

 

Photographers Nature Hike at Koreshan State ParkFebruary 26, 2019, 10 a.m.        

Join a park naturalist for a photographers walk on the Nature Trails of Koreshan State Park. We will tour the different habitats and take time to photograph the trees, critters, and other sights. Photography Nature Hike will begin at the Koreshan State Park Cast Iron Café. Note: the photo walk will be approximately 1.5 miles long, the trail is uneven, has sand, grass and packed earth along the way. Bring water, hat and camera. Reservations requested.  Please call 239-992-0311. Tour is free with park entry fee: $5 per vehicle with 2-8 occupants, $4 per single-occupant vehicle, and $2 for pedestrians and bicyclists.

 

Talk on Manatee and Dolphins that swim within the Estero River by Koreshan State ParkMarch 5, 2019, 10 a.m.

Join a park naturalist for a talk on manatees and dolphins. Creatures that are fun to watch and are extremely interesting!  Discussion will touch on behaviors, anatomy and fun facts, as well as differences between the two species. Pictures of manatees and dolphins will be shared and advise will be given regarding human interaction, as well as best viewing locations will be suggested. There will be time at the conclusion of the talk for questions and clarification. Talk will be in the Art Hall of Koreshan State Park.  Reservations requested.  Please call 239-992-0311.Talk is free with park entry fee: $5 per vehicle with 2-8 occupants, $4 per single-occupant vehicle, and $2 for pedestrians and bicyclists.

 

Nature Trail Hike at Koreshan State ParkMarch 12, 2019, 10 a.m.

Join a park naturalist for a hike on the Nature Trails of Koreshan State Park.  Learn some park history, history of the Estero river and find out about plants and critters that we meet along the way.  Hike will begin at the Koreshan State Park picnic area, just North of the playground. Note: the walk will be approximately 1.8 miles long, the trail is uneven, has sand, grass and packed earth along the way. Bring water, hat and camera for pictures. Reservations requested.  Please call 239-992-0311. Tour is free with park entry fee: $5 per vehicle with 2-8 occupants, $4 per single-occupant vehicle, and $2 for pedestrians and bicyclists.

 

Beginning ButterfliesMarch 19, 2019, 10 a.m.

Join a park naturalist for a talk on butterflies of Koreshan State Park and Southwest Florida. Topics will touch on differences between moths and butterflies, butterfly development, plants that support butterflies, netting techniques, tagging and more. Talk will be held in the Art Hall of Koreshan State Park. Reservations requested. Please call 239-992-0311.Talk is free with park entry fee: $5 per vehicle with 2-8 occupants, $4 per single-occupant vehicle, and $2 for pedestrians and bicyclists.

 

Beginning Photography Session at Koreshan State ParkMarch 26, 2019, 10 a.m.         

Join a park naturalist for a beginning photography tour of the different habitats and architecture within the park. Bring your camera or cell phone and learn the basics of photography, the best places to snap that perfect photo, discover unusual plants, buildings and critters that make up the many interesting aspects of Koreshan State Park.  Tour will begin on the Art Hall Steps. Reservations requested. Please call 239-992-0311. Tour is free with park entry fee: $5 per vehicle with 2-8 occupants, $4 per single-occupant vehicle, and $2 for pedestrians and bicyclists.

 

 

 

 

 

Nature Trail Hike at Koreshan State ParkApril 2, 2019, 10 a.m.

 

Join a park naturalist for a hike on the Nature Trails of Koreshan State Park.  Learn some park history, history of the Estero River and find out about plants and critters that we meet along the way.  Hike will begin at the Koreshan State Park picnic area, just North of the playground. Note: the walk will be approximately 1.8 miles long, the trail is uneven, has sand, grass and packed earth along the way. Bring water, hat and camera for pictures. Reservations requested.  Please call 239-992-0311. Tour is free with park entry fee: $5 per vehicle with 2-8 occupants, $4 per single-occupant vehicle, and $2 for pedestrians and bicyclists.

 

Celebrate Florida Gopher Tortoise Day at Koreshan State ParkApril 10, 2019, 10 a.m.

 

Join a park naturalist for a talk on gopher tortoises. Discover just how fascinating this ancient species is! They are fun to watch, but we must never loose sight of the fact that they are endangered. Discussion will touch on behaviors, anatomy and fun facts, and the opportunity to hold and see the shells of specimens that lived in Koreshan State Park. There will be time at the conclusion of the talk for questions and clarification. Talk will be in the Art Hall of Koreshan State Park Reservations requested.  Please call 239-992-0311.Talk is free with park entry fee: $5 per vehicle with 2-8 occupants, $4 per single-occupant vehicle, and $2 for pedestrians and bicyclists.


PAVILLION IS OPEN AND AVAILABLE TO RENT!

Call the Ranger Station for details (239) 992-0311

Our CAMPGROUND is OPEN!!

Make your reservations today at www.reserveamerica.com

Become a Friend of Koreshan!

Visit www.FriendsofKoreshan.org

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