New Park Merchandise!

Keychains $6/each
Pins $6/each
Hiking Stick Medallions $6/each
Magnets $5/each
The Allure of Immortality (now in paperback!) $20/each

Tax included. Available 8 am until sundown 7 days a week in the Ranger Station.


Guided Historic Settlement Tours, Jan-Mar, Wed - Sun, 10am & 2pm; Apr–Dec, Sat & Sun, 10am

Farmers Market & Native Plant Sale, Sundays, Year-round, 8am-1pm 

Forging Demonstration by Stephen Kalb of Kalb Ironworks in the Cast Iron Cafe, September 8, 14, 20, 28 between 9am and 12pm

New! National Public Lands Work Day, September 28

6th Annual Family Halloween Festival, Saturday, Oct 12, 4-7pm

3rd Annual Old-Fashioned Holiday Bazaar, 8am-1pm,
December 7 & December 8

New! Art Hall Music Series, Most Saturdays, January - March

28th Annual Antique Engine, Quilt & Craft Show, 8am-1pm,
March 14 & March 15 

28th Annual Ghost Walk, January 31, February 1, February 7 and 8. Six performances nightly. Tickets on sale beginning December 1.

Businesses and organizations that would like to sponsor, sell products, or provide activities at our events can click here for application forms.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TO HELP WITH ALL PARK EVENTS! If interested, please email us @

*Events are free and subject to change; entrance or impact fees required or all events (exception: Ghost Walk). To keep up-to-date with all events, visit and follow us on Facebook.

Nature Programs**

Click on any link below to register online.

Naturalist Grub Club Only Date left, September 18!
Bring your lunch and join the Grub Club to learn and experience the naturalist topic of the day. Naturalist Grub Club sessions are held in the picnic pavilion down by the Estero River.

Nature Talk – Why Native Plants? 
Learn the importance of native plants in the local ecosystem, and resources for native plants. Native plant sale immediately following.

Tuesday Nature Trail Hikes
Learn some park history, history of the Estero River and find out about plants and critters that we meet along the way with a park naturalist!

Saturday Nature Trail Hikes
Learn some park history, history of the Estero River and find out about plants and critters that we meet along the way with a park volunteer!

Beginning Cell Phone Photography
Bring your cell phone, learn the basics of photography and the best places to snap that perfect photo in the park!

Beginning Butterflies
A presentation and talk on the butterflies of Koreshan State Park and Southwest Florida.

Beginning Photography
A beginning photography tour of the different habitats and architecture within the park.

Photographer’s Nature Hike
A photographers walk on the nature trails of Koreshan State Park.

Gopher Tortoises
Discover just how fascinating this ancient species is!

Shells – Mysterious Beauties of SWFL
A talk on shells and the mysterious creatures that reside inside.

Manatee and Dolphins
Creatures that are fun to watch and extremely interesting!

Celebrate Florida Gopher Tortoise Day, April 10, 2020
Learn gopher tortoise behaviors, anatomy and fun facts–and hold and see the shells of specimens that lived in Koreshan State Park!

**Space limited! Programs are free with park entry fee ($5 per vehicle with 2-8 occupants, $4 per single-occupant vehicle, and $2 for pedestrians and bicyclists) but reservations are either required or requested.

Become a Friend!

Friends of Koreshan State Park enjoy free park admission, retail discounts, invitations to member-only special events and outings, their own newsletter, among other perks!  We have three levels of memberships you can explore here.

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The Seven Sisters

by Roger Parlin, Volunteer, Docent, Tour Guide

The seven women, known as the Seven Sisters, ran the day to day business affairs of the Koreshan Unity in the late 1800s and early 1900s. At this time in history, women were not involved in business, but Koresh (Cyrus Teed) believed in gender equality and placed these women in positions of authority. (read more)
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3800 Corkscrew Road
Estero FL 33928

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