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#95 of 179 state parks in Florida

Best trails in Charlotte Harbor Preserve State Park

32 Reviews
Explore the most popular trails in Charlotte Harbor Preserve State Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
Description

Visitors can enjoy many activities like hike, fish, paddle, and observe wildlife in the park's many natural communities, including mangrove forests, marshes, scrub habitats and pine flatwoods. There are opportunities to view wading birds, manatees, dolphins and other wildlife. The park is best accessed by kayak or canoe.

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Map of trails in Charlotte Harbor Preserve State Park
Park information
Acreage:
42,000 acres
Park hours
Monday
8:00 am - 5:55 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 5:55 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 5:55 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 5:55 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 5:55 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 5:55 pm
Sunday
8:00 am - 5:55 pm
Contact
(941) 575-5861
Helpful links
Top trails (3)
#1 - Old Datsun Trail
Charlotte Harbor Preserve State Park
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Length: 1.7 mi • Est. 41 m
Old Datsun Trail is a 1.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Punta Gorda, Florida that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hikShow more
#2 - Don Pedro Island
Charlotte Harbor Preserve State Park
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Length: 1.3 mi • Est. 31 m
Beautiful Don Pedro Island State Park is part of an extensive chain of barrier islands extending along Florida's Gulf Coast. Between Knight Island and Little Gasparilla Island, Don Pedro is accessibleShow more
#3 - Pine Flatwoods Hidden Hammock and Old Datsun Trails
Charlotte Harbor Preserve State Park
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Length: 5.5 mi • Est. 2 h 13 m
Pine Flatwoods Hidden Hammock and Old Datsun Trails is a 5.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Punta Gorda, Florida that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The traiShow more