Mound Key Archaeological State Park

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Mound Key Archaeological State Park

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Address:

3800 Corkscrew Road
Estero Bay, FL 33928

Region:

South

Phone:

239.992.0311

Website:

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Archaeological evidence suggests that Mound Key was occupied at least 2,000 years ago and was the political and ceremonial center of the powerful Calusa chiefdom in the 1500s. In 1566 the Spanish governor of Florida, Pedro Menéndez de Aviles, established a settlement on the island with a fort and the first Jesuit mission in Spanish Florida.

The island features outdoor exhibits that explain the lifeways of the people who built the mounds as well as nature trails to the top of the mounds. Also part of the Koreshan State Historic Site, which has launch sites for boat access, as Mound Key is only accessible only by boat.

Boat access only- Launch from Koreshan State Historic Site, 3800 Corkscrew Road