Otter Mound Preserve54 Votes
- Address: 1857-, 1899 Addison Ct, Marco Island, FL 34145, United States
- Tags: Park, Family And Kids, Ecological Reserve
Otter mound is a preserve located in a quiet residential area in Marco Island, Florida. The preserve started with 1.77 acres of land initially. Today, it is spread over 2.45 acres and is known for man-made tropical hardwood hammock. The mounds were created hundreds of years ago by native Calusa Indians. This unique site dates back to 700 AD – 1200 AD. There are a couple of trails that will let you explore the area at your own pace. It is home to opossum, armadillo, raccoon, grey squirrel, bobcat, and 57 bird species. Consider visiting this archaeologically significant site if you are in the neighbourhood.
How to Reach Otter Mound Preserve
- By taxi
Otter Mound Preserve Reviews & Ratings
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...
Only visit if youre already on marco island. Takes approximately 5 minutes to walk this small wood chip trail with thick brush around it. Not very interesting or exciting.
To me, this Looks like this was a way for a few residents to ensure they would never have neighbors and nothing else. It's literally an empty lot with a 5 minute walk, wood chip circle trail. I guarantee they got the land discounted because of its "use" and also get tax breaks. This isn't a park or a preserve, it's a loop hole for the wealthy. Didn't see one animal, definitely no otters. Waste of time. Write your local official and complain about the misuse and appropriation of this "preserve"
Cool out if the way park, had Mango trees with fresh fruit