Koreshan State Historic Site

3800 Corkscrew Road

About Us:

The Koreshans were a religious group from Chicago who believed we lived on the inside of the Earth and were actively seeking an alternative lifestyle free of what they called competitiveness. All land would be owned by the community and they sought to do away with the exchange of money.

The land the Koreshans settled is now Koreshan State Historic Site, which includes eleven historic structures that date from 1882 to 1920.

Today, visitors can camp, fish, picnic, boat, and hike in a 200-acre state park where Teed´s visionaries once lived and created their own utopia. A boat ramp and canoe/kayak rentals are available. Visitors can take self-guided tours of the settlement or a ranger-guided tour. For overnight stays, the park has a full-facility campground.

In addition to the historic settlement, Koreshan State Historic Site offers nature trails, fishing, canoeing/kayaking and rentals, a boat ramp, a playground, camping, a picnic area with covered pavilion, a Sunday farmers market, community events, guided historic tours, musical events. The site is also a venue for weddings and special events.


Michelle Romero

Sunday, June 24, 2018
We love Koreshan Park! The kids park is beautiful and shaded. There are bathrooms right there and even a huge shelter for friends and lunch withs tables. Garbage cans are close by also. The walking trail is really fun and not that long, about a mile there and a mile back. There is a lot to explore at the end of the trail. Very fun for field trips.

Kitty Struxness

Sunday, July 1, 2018
Cool little state park with a farmer's market on Sundays. It was very hot and made it difficult to explore all the cool buildings. Will come back during the fall/winter to explore again and hopefully enjoy it more with cooler weather. They had a water foutain with cool water next to the public restroom. Or buy some cool beverages from one of the stands at the market.

Wild Marks

Thursday, July 5, 2018
Great Place. Lots of history there lot to see how people lived back at the turn of the century. To bad not able to see more. There is river access and a nature walk that goes through a bamboo forest. It talks about people as a person and as a town. The Rangers are very friendly and very informative. The village Estero is the main draw to the park. Unless you’re looking for river access by using the boat ramp. The park is well taken care of very clean and the restrooms are very accessible.

Donny Blair

Friday, July 20, 2018
We love to camp here. Kayaking was fun this trip we went to the left from the boat ramp and kayaked to Estero Bay and visited Mound Key. It was a long paddle but now checked off the list. It was interesting and worth the paddle. When you go to the right from the boat ramp the scenery was much nicer.

David Clark

Saturday, May 5, 2018
A beautiful and relaxing place! There are about 10 to 12 historic buildings on one side of the site (there is some quite interesting background to the site) with wonderful picnic and playground facilities on another. It is right on the Estero River, and there are canoes and kayaks available; an easy to use boat launch right there. LOTS of camping spaces, each with water, electricity and a fire pit. They have a market on Sunday mornings! All together, a truly unique and restful place.

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