Lucky Cole Loop Road Photographer

by Lucky Cole
(Ochopee Florida USA)

Red Mail Box and Lucky Strike sign

Red Mail Box and Lucky Strike sign

Red Mail Box and Lucky Strike sign
One Wheeler on Fence
Our Driveway
Front Deck

Just wanted to let everyone know we open to visitors most Saturday and Sunday afternoons. I tell friends that are coming out just to see us to please call first (239-695-2550) or check my Facebook page (Lucky Cole)to make sure we are open in the event I have a photo shoot.

I first came to Loop Road in 1965 when my friend Ben Wolfe first moved onto his property at the end of the paved part of the road. (It was not paved at that time.) We had a weekend place there until 1990 when we had a chance to buy just one mile east of Ben's place. My wife Maureen and I moved there full time in 1994 from Miami and love it. It's a great way to live and we are only one hour from Miami and just over one hour from Naples.
If any of your readers want to check us out before coming by have them check out one of our websites ( or just Google (Lucky Cole Loop Road)

If you enter from the east end of Loop Road at the forty mile bend which is paved we are approximately 7.2 miles in and look for the red mailbox on your left. If you enter from the west end (Monroe Station area) which is a gravel road we are approximately 16 miles in and the red mailbox is on your right.

Lucky Cole


Lucky Cole is featured in Tim Dorsey's novel Electric Barracuda. Go to for a video of Lucky telling how it all came about.

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May 12, 2016
by: Joey Barber Jr

In 1981 I had the utmost pleasure of meeting Lucky and his family with my dad Joe sr at Ben Wolfes home on Loop Road hunting fishing riding buggies 3 wheelers swimming campfire's and fine glades dining a man with many families and fatherly advice to the group of us that frequented loop road from helping Ben as a little boy boy scout trips and school class campus lucky and my father were there to do what was needed my dad passed away 3 years ago and I still find myself reminiscing about my memories of the wonderful loop road best wishes lucky Cole and many blessings God bless you and your family love always joey barber jr and the barber family

Feb 23, 2014
Me and Lucky In The Ludlam Canal
by: Bill Booher

Lucky and I met on the western banks of the Ludlam Canal in the early 60s. We both had boats and had built camps on the FEC Railway lands.

His boat was faster than mine , but I lived on the canal next to Dr Thompson's house and could raid Lucky's camp anytime he was gone. He would burn my camp down. The next week I would burn his down. We have been friends ever since those days.

I am lucky to have LUCKY as my friend

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