This iconic tourist attraction was originally established in 1936 with animal and botanical exhibits. Now a non-profit, today the Gardens are home to rescued birds and reptiles nestled among old growth plants and other wildlife wonders.
One of four barrier islands making up this state park, Lovers Key and its waters are home to a haven of wildlife. Over 5 miles of multi-use trails, fishing, kayak tours, and beach access available.
Known as Koreshan Unity in the early 1900s, members of this colony created their own utopia. Today 11 historic structures and landscaped grounds remain. Explore, picnic, and kayak on the Estero River.
A complete list of all public parks owned and operated by Collier County and more information about special programs can be found on the Parks & Recreation division’s website.
This 7,271-acre state park includes parts of one of the largest
mangrove swamps in the world. See wide varieties of wildlife
and vegetation. Hike trails, bike, canoe on the Blackwater River
or camp in natural surroundings.
View wildlife, native flowers, rare 500-year-old bald cypress trees, and more from a 2.25-mile round-trip boardwalk. Managed by the National Audubon Society.
This special stretch of coastline has been left untamed, set away
from the development surrounding most other local beaches.
A nature trail leads to an observation tower on the north end.