Description: St. Paul Linear Park is located in the South Gulf Cove community on Cape Haze. It consists of a walking trail along the Interceptor Lagoon, which flows to the Butterford Waterway and then the Myakka River. The park is basically scrub and mangrove with excellent salt marsh views.

Vegetation Communities: Mangrove forest, salt marsh.

Location: The park is at 9000 St. Paul Drive, Port Charlotte. Take Gasparilla Road (SR 771) to San Domingo Blvd. Turn left onto Calumet Blvd — the park is at the end of Calumet.

Amenities: Walking trail and benches. Immediate access to birding areas with level walkways. At sunrise and sunset, you can observe birds returning to their roosting areas in the salt marsh.

Birding by Kayak: Interceptor Lagoon has great birding by kayak opportunities. Lots of shallow water for wading birds and ducks as well as pine woodland areas. Launch anywhere along St. Paul Drive.

Animal Species:  You may not be able to see all these species

Birds that you may encounter year-round include:

 Red bellied Woodpecker  Little Blue Heron  Great Blue Heron
 Blue Jay  Snowy Egret  Mockingbird
 Cardinal  Great Egret  Mourning
 Pileated Woodpecker  Great Horned Owl  Osprey
 Roseate Spoonbill  Common Nighthawk  Loggerhead Shrike
 Belted Kingfisher  Green Heron  Red Shouldered Hawk
 Red-winged Blackbird  Sharp-shinned Hawk  White Ibis
 Black Vulture  Turkey Vulture  American Robin
 Tree Swallow  Wood Duck


Charlotte County Government – St. Paul Linear Park