Otter Mound Preserve, Marco Island

3.3
#15 of 18 in Parks in Marco Island
Nature / Park · Hidden Gem · Wildlife Area
Otter Mound is located at 1831 Addison Court, Marco Island. The 2.45 acre preserve is located in southwestern Collier County in a residential area of Marco Island, known locally as the Indian Hills section. The preserve is maintained by Collier County.

The preserve is named for a previous resident, Ernest Otter a one-time owner who had occupied the property until 1997. Otter is credited for the unique whelk shell terraces that define the preserve’s signature man-made feature. The initial preserve was established with a 1.77 acre purchase in 2004 followed by an additional acquisition of .68 acres in 2007.

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  • Unique place to visit. We visit Marco at least once a year, and were looking for something new to visit. This fit the bill. It's a short walk, but a cool place to visit. There are only 2 parking.....  more »
  • Only complaint was limited parking. Very short path, but great spot to observe small birds of Florida.  more »
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  • A small preserve area in the middle of a neighborhood full of mansions. Got a kind of creepy vibe from the area. Not much to see in the preserve and it felt a bit like a maze.
  • Very interesting the shell mouth conserved around the basement of what was Mr Otter place...

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