Koreshan State Park, Estero

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  • We were impressed with this 1800s community & how self- reliant & efficient these people lived. Just to imagine the swamp land, the Florida sun & heat with no A/C was one thing, but the equipment they...  more »
  • The Koreshan religious group owned this land along the Estero River. There are some building to tour, some gardens and walking paths. It is an enjoyable stroll. The park opens ay 8:00. There is a rest...  more »
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  • This was my first time here, and it was pretty eye-opening. I've lived here all my life, and because there are so many free preserves, or are funded by donation, I avoided Koreshan for that alone. My girlfriend's mom wanted to go here to go walking on her birthday. It was beautiful. We spent two hours walking the trails and taking in the sights. I want to come here again just to look around the abandoned community. That in itself is fascinating. Must be something to go camping here knowing there are abandoned buildings on the same grounds. The powers that be that look over Koreshan do a good job maintaining the entire park and the historical buildings. I thought the bamboo section of the trail was awesome. Although invasive, it was cool to see such dense population of bamboo trees and be able to walk right through it. I also found two of three Geocaches!
  • Nice park!! It is great for the historic aspect, and if you get a chance you should definitely take a tour. You can also go kayaking and camping here. It does cost some money to get in. The farmers market on Sundays is awesome! Please add more native plants, though!

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