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Welcome to Friends of Cayo Costa State Park

"Our mission is to preserve, protect and promote the unique unspoiled natural beauty and heritage of Cayo Costa State Park
for present and future generations."

Adopt-a-Nest: Turtle Nest Program

Did you know that Cayo Costa State Park turtle patrol volunteers mark more than 300 nests along the gulf shore during each turtle nesting season? With a $25 donation you can virtually ‘adopt’ one of Cayo Costa’s turtle nests! When you ‘adopt’ a nest, your name will be listed as a donor/sponsor, and you will be notified by email of the date upon which the turtle eggs were laid, as well as the GPS coordinates of your ‘adopted’ nest. You will then receive a follow-up email notifying you when your ‘adopted’ nest has hatched!The funds donated through the ‘Adopt-a-Nest’ program will be used to provide needed supplies used to protect the nests as well as pay for other turtle conservation efforts at the park.

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NEW Stemless Wine Glass & Tumbler now available in our shop!


The Friends of Cayo Costa State Park is a division of Barrier Island Parks Society, a not for profit 501c3 Citizen Support Organization (CSO), that works with the Florida Park service to specifically support Cayo Costa state park.


Experience Cayo Costa Now!

Awaken is a cinematic experience dedicated to the natural beauty and ecological diversity on The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel. Our natural resources are truly important and deserve protection. Make plans to experience Awaken yourself by visiting Cayo Costa State Park soon!

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map of Cayo Costa

Map of Cayo Costa

Click on the map for more information on boat ferry service to Cayo Costa.



Thank you to all our sponsors who support our mission each year.