Charlotte Harbor Preserve State Park

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Charlotte Harbor Preserve State Park
IUCN category IV (habitat/species management area)
Map showing the location of Charlotte Harbor Preserve State Park
Map showing the location of Charlotte Harbor Preserve State Park
LocationCharlotte County, Florida, USA
Nearest cityPunta Gorda, Florida
Coordinates26°52′24.73″N 82°1′26.36″W / 26.8735361°N 82.0239889°W / 26.8735361; -82.0239889Coordinates: 26°52′24.73″N 82°1′26.36″W / 26.8735361°N 82.0239889°W / 26.8735361; -82.0239889
Area42,518 acres (172.06 km2)
Governing bodyFlorida Department of Environmental Protection

Charlotte Harbor Preserve State Park is a 46,000-acre (190 km2) 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.[1] It is site 22 on southern section of the Great Florida Birding Trail and offers boating, paddling, fishing, and hiking.[1]

The park can be accessed from Punta Gorda, Cape Coral, Cape Haze, El Jobean, Rotonda, and Little Pine Island. The main offices are approximately 3 miles (4.8 km) south of US 41/Tamiami Trail, in Punta Gorda.

Admission and Hours[edit]

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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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Charlotte Harbor Preserve State Park Southwest Florida Water Management District

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