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Lee County’s Matlacha Park fishing pier to reopen Friday

Posted at 10:56 PM, Jan 28, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-28 22:56:21-05

LEE COUNTY, Fla. — The fishing pier at Matlacha Park, 4577 Pine Island Road, will re-open to the public at noon Friday, Jan. 29.

The pier, originally built more than 50 years ago, has been closed since July 2018 as part of a project to rebuild it, including replacing the existing pier as well as adding benches, garbage cans, lighting, fish cleaning stations and ADA accessible features.

The $833,805 cost of the replacement was funded largely through Tourist Development Taxes collected on short-term lodging.

The Matlacha Fishing Pier is part of the nine-acre Matlacha Community Park located along Matlacha Pass. This body of water is famous for catching snook, redfish as well as other local varieties of fish.

For more information about Lee County Parks & Recreation locations, amenities and other special events, visit, call 239-533-7275 or email