Swimming with the Manatees  LbNA # 28832 (ARCHIVED)

Placed DateFeb 16 2007
LocationFort Myers, FL
Planted ByRachina    
Found By The Atreides
Last Found Jul 27 2008
Hike Distance?
Last EditedOct 29 2015


Located at Manatee Park in Fort Myers. From I-75 exit 141 head East on Palm Beach Boulevard. Across from the power plant there is an entrance to Manatee Park. Parking fee is $1.00 per hour or $5.00 for the entire day. After paying the parking fee travel to the right of the main building, past the store, continuing down the path to the right, and to the manatee observation area. There are several lookout areas to admire the manatees. Note: the best time to see the most manatees is in the morning on a cold day. Travel along the observation area to a lagoon were the lookout area has a polarized lens to better illuminate the manatees. There is also a speaker for you to listen to the manatees under the water. After admiring the manatees continue past the lagoon lookout to the sign labeled "Pine Flatwoods Habitat". When the paths fork, travel the path to the left. You will arive at a sign of many languages stating "May Peace Prevail on Earth". Travel the path to the right of the sign. There will be a Chiki Hut in front of you on your right. To the left of the path there you will find a "Boston" strangler. At the base under sticks and leaves you will find the one that beat the hare, swimming with the manatees.