Four mile ecological Park - Canoe and Kayak Rentals are available on weekends from November until mid-May, weather permitting. From the riverfront launch-site (follow signs on trail) you can paddle into Four Mile Cove an explore the many tidal creeks. 2 hour, 1/2 day and full day rentals are available.

This area is the only significant saltwater wetland left in eastern Cape Coral. The park contains 365 acres of red, black and white mangroves along with large open areas of marshlands. There are 5000 ft. of shoreline on the Caloosahatchee River and small tidal streams meander into the interior.

Wildlife that may be seen include various herons and egrets, otters, raccoons, woodpeckers, and migratory birds. Infrequent visitors include alligators, osprey, anhingas, cormorants, white ibis and ducks.

The tidal creeks are home to many small fish and the young of our game fish species, which take shelter in the mangroves and marshes to escape predators and find food. In this way saltwater wetlands are vitally important in acting as nurseries for our fish and shellfish.

The marsh plants and mangroves of EcoPark also filter our pollutants as water drains from the mainland to the river. As the water flows slowly through the marshes it is cleaned before it reaches the river. Mangroves also trap nutrients and protect the shoreline from erosion.

It is very important to preserve areas like Eco Park, as without these areas, many important fisheries will decline and ultimately disappear along with the wildlife we all enjoy in Southwest Florida. Please help conserve and protect out natural areas.

City of Cape Coral Parks & Recreation Dept.

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