Orange River Preserve

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Orange River Preserve
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, along the Orange River.

Habitat restoration at this preserve has included 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, Nature Study/Photography

Orange River Preserve Map

Additional Information:
Visitors may park at Manatee Park (parking 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.