The Calooshatchee Regional Park is a 750 acre perserve located on the shores of the Calooshatchee River in Alva. It provides more than 10 miles of trails for both hikers and mountain bikes. An excellant way to spend an active day.
“Purchased by the State of Florida in the 1960’s, Lee County entered into a lease on the site in 1989, with a management agreement to provide public recreational opportunities.
Located along the Caloosahatchee River, it is an area rich in natural history. Calusa Indians are believed to be the first settlers here. Followed by Seminole and early settlers of what is now known as Alva.
Early studies have also found two archaeological sites within the park.
The efforts of several community members from the Caloosa Saddle Club in 1985, were instrumental in convincing Lee County Commissioners to proceed with plans to develop a park. Along with other groups such as the Florida Mud Cutters Mountain Bike Club, volunteers were instrumental in the development of the trail system on the park’s 400 acre Northside.
Caloosahatchee Regional Park opened on March 6, 1999 and to this day, volunteers are instrumental in trail maintenance and campground management.”