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Manatee Park

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10901 State Road 80, Fort Myers, FL 33905
+1 239-690-5030
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I wanted to see a Manatee so I went to Manatee Park. There is not much there some signs with... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Pete S
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Aurora, Canada
Manatee Park is a fun place to visit

We traveled from Naples just to visit this park. We tried to travel up after several nights of... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
PA-Travelers_13
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Montrose, Pennsylvania
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Look for the West Indian manatee.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good31%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“power plant” (255 reviews)
“warm water” (175 reviews)
“orange river” (60 reviews)
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10901 State Road 80, Fort Myers, FL 33905
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I wanted to see a Manatee so I went to Manatee Park. There is not much there some signs with information on Manatee's and it is a small park but there are not manatees anywhere in the water it was an hour drive or more...More

Thank Pete S
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We traveled from Naples just to visit this park. We tried to travel up after several nights of cold or cooler weather. When the water in the gulf is cool, the manatees gather in an inlet near the park and they are fun to see....More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Lots of manatee during cold weather. Staff very knowledgeable. Paved access around the park. Enjoyed the visit.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Lovely place, clean, good parking, pack your own lunch & enjoy at the picnic area. Mobility friendly, great washrooms. Great place to bring your company to experience these amazing creatures.

Thank Marie S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went to the park in the hope of seeing my first Manatee and wasn't disappointed. The canal was full of manatees so instead of seeing my first one my first sighting was of about 10 Manatees together. As we walked up the path along...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Small park, but definitely worth making the stop when manatee's are in warmer waters during colder months. Nice viewing areas and walkway.

Thank Snoopy.fan
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came here to see manatees since this place is Manatee Park. If they were there we couldn't see them as the water was brown and mucky. There is also a fence along the water. We were told you can see them in the winter when...More

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Reviewed 17 May 2018 via mobile

We had another great visit today. Manatees were here to be seen. This is a nice park to visit wit many amenities

Thank Lynn C
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Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

This is a great place to see manatees, but only go during the winter months when water temperatures are cool. The reason they gather here in great numbers is to stay warm in the effluent cooling Waters of the nearby Florida Power and Light power...More

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Reviewed 1 May 2018

We really enjoy staying off the beaten path but I wish this park great success. They jokingly berated me for paying for parking after they found out that I'm Active Navy, very service member friendly. Staff were enthusiastic and knowledgeable about the area. (also, tend...More

Thank jlarson127
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Bkhj1510
18 June 2018|
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Response from LongIslandMabel | Reviewed this property |
I'm only in Florida in the winter (when I also didn't see any manatees in the park!) and my guess is that the manatees don't need to be by the power plant for warmth now because all the waters are warm in the summer.
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Wayne M
22 February 2018|
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Response from BusyMicheLady | Reviewed this property |
I was there in January when it was so dang cold - the manatees ARE there - but you can't really see them.....we saw a lot of BACKS and then noses poking up for air, but that was about it. They were trying to stay underwater... More
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Jerilynn L
21 February 2018|
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Response from sparklyjo1 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure, I went in January and saw several!
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