Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park

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Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park
IUCN category V (protected landscape/seascape)
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Map showing the location of Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park
Map showing the location of Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park
Location Collier County, Florida, USA
Nearest city Naples, Florida
Coordinates 26°16′52″N 81°49′41″W / 26.28111°N 81.82806°W / 26.28111; -81.82806Coordinates: 26°16′52″N 81°49′41″W / 26.28111°N 81.82806°W / 26.28111; -81.82806
Established 1981
Governing body Florida Department of Environmental Protection

Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Recreation Area is a Florida State Park located on a barrier island on Florida's southwest coast near Naples, Florida, six miles west of Exit 111 on I-75. The Cocohatchee River and the Gulf of Mexico are accessible from the park, which contains a hard bottom reef.

Fauna[edit]

Among the wildlife of the park are bald eagles, ospreys, owls, loggerhead sea turtles, West Indian manatees and migratory shorebirds. The Endangered Gopher Tortoise can also be found there. It is the only Tortoise found East of the Mississippi River.

Recreational activities[edit]

Activities include fishing, sunbathing, swimming, beachcombing, boating and nature viewing. Visitors can also scuba dive, snorkel, kayak, and picnic.

Amenities include beaches, boat ramp and docks, picnic areas and a pavilion that can hold 100, and boardwalks that lead to the picnic areas.

Hours[edit]

Florida state parks are open between dawn and sundown every day of the year (including holidays). Admission is $6 per vehicle.

References and external links[edit]

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