Koreshan State Park

Koreshan State Park is the home of the Koreshan Unity Settlement, the pioneering colony that led the development of Estero in the mid 1890’s. Today, the Settlement is comprised of the 11 remaining historic buildings where you can return to an earlier era to see how the Koreshan community lived and experienced life in those earlier days. Though an extensive volunteer base, the park has numerous interpretive exhibits happening throughout the week (see our Events Page) during our winter season. Ranger, docent, and self-guided tours will help you appreciate the many hardships and triumphs these settlers experienced while trying to develop their homestead in the harsh Florida landscape. The park also offers many of the outdoor activities you expect from a Florida State Park including hiking, camping, picnicking, and fishing. A large pavilion is located in the picnic area which can be rented for large get-togethers. The boat ramp on the Estero River provides access to Estero Bay (Florida’s first Aquatic Preserve) and Mound Key Archeological State Park. Canoe and kayak rentals are available at the Ranger Station for guests to enjoy the river serenity and see many of southwest Florida’s wildlife species at a more relaxed pace.

Amenities

Activities

Bicycling, Birding, Canoeing, Hiking

Amenities

Boat Ramp, Boat Ramp, Bus Parking, Campfire Activities, Campfires Permitted, Dump Station, Elec. 30 Amp, Grills, Grills, Ice, Laundry, Number of Sites: 60, Picnic Area, Picnic Area, Playground, Playground, Showers, Volleyball Court, Water Hookup

Average Visit Time

1 - 2 hours

Camping Type

RV Sites, Tent Sites

Disabled Traveler Information

ADA Bathhouses, ADA Compliant, ADA Picnic Tables, Disability Accessible, Disability Discount, Handicapped Parking, Raised Grills, Raised Grills, Raised Toilets, Ramps, Roll-under Sinks, Wheelchair Seating, Wheelchair-accessible Transportation, Wheelchair-friendly

Discount

Florida Resident Discount, Senior Citizen Discount