Caloosahatchee River

Lee County, Florida.

Caloosahatchee River midpoint in Lehigh Acres, Florida.

Caloosahatchee River ends in Cape Coral, Florida.

55.24 miles long (88.90 kilometers)

48393383.23 miles (77881625.04 sq kilometers)

About The Caloosahatchee River

About Caloosahatchee River, FL

The Caloosahatchee River is situated on Gulf West, Florida’s southwestern portion. It is a 108 km long river that extends from Lake Hicpochee to Punta Rassa. The river’s water flows past LaBelle in a west-southwest direction until it reaches a point where it becomes an estuary. When it reaches the gulf, it increases its size and passes through Fort Myers and Cape Coral. It then flows through the Gulf of Mexico in San Carlos Bay, near Sanibel Island.

Another interesting fact about the Caloosahatchee River is that it is considered one of the west coast’s treasures. Its pristine waters and scenic views are enjoyed both by its residents and visitors. Also, the river’s health is critical to the way of life of its residents, which is why the South Florida Water Management District prioritizes planning about its watershed improvement and protection. 

Throughout history, the Caloosahatchee River underwent several modifications that changed its hydrology. Heavy rainfall can now bring in more freshwater in its basin, which increases the level of salinity and the quality of water of the river and causing environmental harm. Because of this, the SFWMD is partnering with different groups to resolve this problem. 

Caloosahatchee River Fishing Description