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Anne Kolb Nature Center

751 Sheridan Street

When the Anne Kolb Nature Center opened on February 10, 1996, it was the culmination of a lengthy process that involved many years of planning and development. Today, the nature center complex is a 1,500-acre coastal mangrove wetland that's home to a wide variety of plants and animals, including some threatened and endangered species. Three extensive paddling trails offer access to this wilderness area for sightseeing and fishing. Fossil fuel boats are not permitted in the open waters and on the paddling trails of West Lake. Trail maps are available at the visitor center. The nature center is part of the Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail.


Jose V

Monday, May 28, 2018
I use too explore, fish and trap here in the late 70's early 80's before the park. It has gone through many changes since then, all for the better because without Kolb it may have been lost like the surrounding lands to building houses and etc... This is a must see and experience preserve, more than just a park. May god and country save our beautiful natural south Florida lands and habitats!

Lisa Pellechio

Tuesday, July 10, 2018
More should be known of this park! It's great. No fee to enter park. Educational. Has kayak and canoe rentals. Observation tower and nature trails. Worth going.

Elk Tilles

Monday, May 21, 2018
This is a great nature center for adults and children. Hands on activities and wonderful raised trails to explore the trees, wild life and water world. For me a place to walk and meditate. For my husband and our teenage guests a place to rent kayaks for a day paddling up and down the waterways. Great addition to the community.

Andrew Lynch

Sunday, May 13, 2018
Beautiful tower view of the area. The tower is about 5 stories high. They also have a great wooden deck trail onto the water. Lots of birds and tiny crabs to see on the walk. Difficult to see through the tree foliage but fun walk regardless. Trip takes about an hour.

Jana Patchett

Friday, June 22, 2018
Beautiful area, staff were friendly and helpful. Saw lots of wildlife and learned a lot about the area. Would definitely come back often if we lived in the area. And it was free!

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