Current Status

Randell Research Center: Our classroom and gift shop are open  from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday through Saturday.

Calusa Heritage Trail:
As of December 1, 2023 a larger portion of the Calusa Heritage Trail is once again open to visitors! In addition to the first 1000′ of the trail we opened on January 11, 2023, we also have the north-facing platform on Brown’s Mound, the Randell Mound stairway, and the walkway to Smith Mound open! While the footbridge is still in disrepair, we have opened our interior service road to allow the public to access the site on foot.

News will be posted here on this website and we will communicate updates on our Facebook page and by email (subscribe below).

To our Friends and Supporters

The staff and volunteers at the Randell Research Center send healing thoughts to our local and regional neighbors and entire community of support following the devastating toll of Hurricane Ian. Recovery efforts are going strong for the Center and the Calusa Heritage Trail and we will update you all as we are able.

We look forward to seeing you all again soon and serving the greater southwest Florida community.

The Randell Research Center Team

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For media inquiries, please email our team at while phone services are unreliable on the island.


Gifts of support will assist with expenses related to restoration and recovery efforts to the RRC visitor center after Hurricane Ian.

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