Charlotte Harbor State Park, Punta Gorda

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Charlotte Harbor Preserve State Park is a 46000acre Florida State Park, composed of islands and land that surrounds Charlotte Harbor. It is part of the Southwest Florida Water Management District and protects the Gasparilla Sound/ Charlotte Harbor, Cape Haze, Matlacha Pass and Pine Island Sound aquatic preserves. It is site 22 on southern section of the Great Florida Birding Trail and offers boating, paddling, fishing, and hiking.
The park can be accessed from Punta Gorda, Cape Coral, Cape Haze, El Jobean, Rotonda and Little Pine Island. The main offices are approximately 3mi south of US 41/Tamiami Trail, in Punta Gorda.
There is no entrance charge. Florida state parks are open between 8 a.m. and sundown every day of the year (including holidays).
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  • We attended the open house at the headquarters of Charlotte Harbor Preserve State Park on October 20. I can't say enough good things about our experience there. The entire staff was so welcoming and.....  more »
  • See the natural beauty of SW Florida. Great place to get away from the hustle and bustle for a while.  more »

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