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 visitor centers
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers operates two visitor centers:  the St. Lucie Visitor Center in Stuart, and the W.P. Franklin Visitor Center in Alva. Visitors can also obtain information at the South Florida Operations Office. Park rangers or volunteers are available to assist visitors and answer questions. Brochures and other informational pamphlets are also available.

 

  

Visitor Centers

St. Lucie Visitor Center photo

St. Lucie Visitor Center
2170 SW Canal Street
Stuart, FL 34997
772-219-4575
Open various hours, call first

Directions: From I-95, take Exit 101 (Stuart/Indiantown), following SR 76 W for 0.5 miles to Locks Road. Turn right onto Locks Road and follow signs at the Canal Street intersection into the campground.

W.P. Franklin Visitor CenterW. P. Franklin Visitor Center
1660 South Franklin Lock Road
Alva, FL 33920
239-694-2582
Open various hours, call first

Directions: From I-75, take Exit 141 (Highway 80-Ft. Myers/LaBelle). Travel east 2.4 miles past Highway 31 to Old Olga Road. Turn left on Old Olga Road and travel 2.2 miles to the WP Franklin Lock Recreation Area entrance road, turn left and follow to recreation area.
 
From LaBelle, travel west on Highway 80, 5.5 miles past the intersection with Highway 884. Turn right onto Old Olga Road, travel 0.3 miles to the WP Franklin Lock Recreation Area entrance road, turn right and follow to recreation area.

Contact Information

863-983-8101
SFOO@usace.army.mil