Orange River Preserve

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Orange River Preserve
(142/470)
10651 Palm Beach Blvd.
Fort Myers , Florida 33905

Total Acres: 60.48
Number of Parcels: 2
Total Cost: $1,755,000.00
Date Acquired: Thursday, March 28, 2002 *
*Date first parcel was acquired.

Additional Acquisition Information
Land Stewardship Plan

Coordinator: Hanna Joergens
Telephone: (239) 707-3325

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Orange River Preserve is located approximately one mile east of Interstate 75, just after crossing the Orange River.

Habitat restoration and invasive control projects were conducted at the preserve between 2008 and 2011, including roller-chopping overgrown areas of saw palmetto, removing large invasive exotic melaleuca trees, and removing Brazilian pepper trees. Ongoing management activities include exotic plant control, conducting prescribed burns and planting south Florida slash pine trees.

Paddlers can canoe and kayak along the boundary of the preserve by following The Great Calusa Blueway Paddling Trail.


Recreation Opportunities:
Bird Watching, Canoeing/Kayaking, Hiking (Unmarked or Fire Lines), Nature Study/Photography

Orange River Preserve Map


Additional Information:
Visitors may park at Manatee Park (fee required) to launch your kayak or canoe. Rentals are also available.

Preserve Links:

Wildlife List

Plant List

Preserve Map:

Preserve locations and maps are intended for reference purposes only.