UPDATE. Lover’s Key Adventures is gradually opening up! Mid-beach rentals are available. The bait shop is open for live shrimp and rentals. We are opening the gift shop this Saturday 5/16. The only things not open to start are the tram and Hurricane Charlie’s. For further information about the re-opening of Lover’s Key  State Park GO HERE.

Policies

Lovers Key State Park

Essential Eligibility Criteria
Stand-up Paddle Boarding

In order to participate in this program, one:

  • Must have the ability to follow verbal and/or visual instructions independently or with assistance of a companion.
  •  Must have the ability to wear a properly fitted personal flotation device.
  • Must not exceed manufacturer’s weight limit for vessel (275 lbs.), with gear.
  • Must have the ability to get on to and off of the Stand-up Paddleboard independently or with the assistance of a companion or self supplied adaptive device.
  • Must have the ability to remain seated, maneuver, and balance independently or with assistance of a companion or self supplied adaptive device.
  • Must have the ability to withstand exposure to the outdoors, including sun, heat and insects, for up to (three) hours.
  • Must have ability to grasp and maneuver a paddle, or the ability to move the Stand-up Paddleboard through the water in a stable manner with self-supplied adaptive device.
  • Must have the ability, alone or with the assistance of a companion, to carry or drag the Stand-up Paddleboard from the rack to the water and the water to the rack, over sandy, wet, and uneven terrain, a distance of approximately (40) feet.

In the event of capsizing, one:

  • Must have the ability to get out from under the watercraft, independently.
  • Must have the ability to right oneself and remain face up in the water with the aid of a personal flotation device.

Lovers Key State Park

Essential Eligibility Criteria Canoe/Kayak Rental or Tour

Participation Requirements:

  • Participant with gear must not exceed the manufacturer’s weight limit for the vessel (275 pounds for a single kayak; 450 pounds for a double kayak; 780 pounds for a canoe)
  • Must have the ability to follow verbal and/or visual instructions independently or with the assistance of a companion.
  • Must have the ability to traverse uneven and unstable terrain independently or with the assistance of a companion for distances up to 100 feet.
  • Must have the ability to wear a properly fitted personal floatation device (PFD)
  • Must have the ability to enter and exit the canoe/kayak independently or with the assistance of a companion or with the use of adaptive equipment.
  • Must have the ability to remain seated, maneuver, and balance independently or with the assistance of a companion or with the use of adaptive equipment.
  • At least one person in the canoe/kayak must have the ability to move it through the water in a stable manner and return it back to the launching area.

 

In the event of a capsize, you-

  • Must have the ability to get out from under the watercraft, independently.
  • Must have the ability to right oneself and remain face up in the water with the aid of a personal floatation device (PFD).

Lovers Key State Park

Essential Eligibility Criteria Bike Rental or Tour

In order to participate:

  • Riders under 16 years of age must have the ability to wear a helmet as per state law
  • Total weight of user with gear may not exceed the manufacturer’s specifications
  • Must have the ability to follow verbal and/or visual instructions independently or with the help of a companion
  • Must have the ability to operate bike on uneven terrain on paved and un-paved surfaces, soft sand, and shell trail surfaces
  • Must have the ability to follow applicable traffic laws
  • Must have the ability to independently control, maneuver, and maintain balance on the bike for the duration (approximately 90 minutes) of the tour
  • Must have the ability to withstand exposure to the outdoors for a period of approximately 90 minutes