Gasparilla Island State Park

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Gasparilla Island State Park
IUCN category IV (habitat/species management area)
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Map showing the location of Gasparilla Island State Park
Map showing the location of Gasparilla Island State Park
Map showing the location of Gasparilla Island State Park
Map showing the location of Gasparilla Island State Park
LocationCharlotte and Lee counties, Florida, USA
Nearest cityBoca Grande, Florida
Coordinates26°43′19″N 82°15′40″W / 26.72194°N 82.26111°W / 26.72194; -82.26111Coordinates: 26°43′19″N 82°15′40″W / 26.72194°N 82.26111°W / 26.72194; -82.26111
Established1983
Governing bodyFlorida Department of Environmental Protection

Gasparilla Island State Park is a Florida State Park located south of Boca Grande on Gasparilla Island off Charlotte Harbor and Pine Island Sound. Activities include swimming and fishing along with shelling, picnicking, and viewing the Historic Port Boca Grande Lighthouse.

Among the wildlife of the park are West Indian manatee, gopher tortoise, bald eagle, osprey, least tern, royal tern, Sandwich tern, and black skimmer.

Amenities include four parking lots, two picnic areas with covered tables, beaches, and Historic Port Boca Grande Lighthouse on the southern end of the island. The Port Boca Grande Lighthouse contains a museum and gift shop, and is run by the Barrier Island Park Society, a nonprofit that supports the Gasparilla Island State Park.

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