Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve

300 Tower Road, Naples, FL 34113
Phone: 239.530.5940

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Rookery Bay Estuarine Reserve

Location: In Naples, see map below.

Profile: Sightseeing Tour-Boat Tour

Official Website


Located at the northern end of the Ten Thousand Islands on the gulf coast of Florida, the Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve represents one of the few remaining undisturbed mangrove estuaries in North America. An amazing world exists within the 110,000 acres of pristine mangrove forest, uplands and protected waters of Rookery Bay. Where rivers and streams meet the sea, a unique habitat is formed. A myriad of wildlife, including 150 species of birds and many threatened and endangered animals, thrive in the estuarine environment and surrounding upland hammocks and scrub found within the Reserve. The reserve welcomes kayakers, boaters, campers, anglers, shellers, beachgoers, birdwatchers and nature photographers. Explore on your own along a marked paddling trail or take a naturalist guided boat or kayak tour. They also offer lectures and classes - check out the website for current offerings.

Official Website

Location Map & Directions

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Area Information

Naples is the cultural center and certainly the most affluent area of Southwest Florida. Downtown Naples is home to fine art galleries, upscale shopping, impeccable dining venues and more. Naples boasts several miles of beautiful beaches and it is also a golfer’s paradise. For more information, please see our  Naples Visitor Guide.

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