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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."

“Mullet & Mangroves” Viewing

Hosted by Audubon of Southwest Florida
Thursday, November 19, at 7pm
Pre-register by emailing:

A question and answer session will follow. To respect social distancing, this presentation will be carried virtually via ZOOM.  The ZOOM meeting ID will be e-mailed to you early the day of the event. Please be sure to “hide” yourself during the ZOOM presentation.

The half-hour documentary shows Cayo Costa Island through the eyes of the modern day children of the island’s pioneering fishing families and traces the island’s inhabitants from their native Calusa origins, to Spanish colonization, through modern day fishing families.

International Dark Sky Application in Process

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Photo courtesy of Rob Hoovis

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.