State Parks and Nature Preserves Around Southwest Florida

Take a walk on the wild side at special places with unique habitats and ecosystems

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Couple walking at Koreshan State Park. Image courtesy of The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel

Take a walk on the wild side at special places with unique habitats and ecosystems where you can explore Florida’s flora and fauna while hiking, paddling, cycling, swimming, camping, horseback riding, or simply relaxing in nature’s beauty. Do yourself a favor: Research each location to plan a visit tailored to your interests and needs.

(Area code 239 unless otherwise noted)

Collier County

Audubon’s Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary

375 Sanctuary Road W., Naples

348-9151 • corkscrew.audubon.org

Big Cypress National Preserve

Big Cypress Swamp Welcome Center

33000 Tamiami Trail East, Ochopee

695-4758 • nps.gov/bicy

Oasis Visitor Center, 52105 Tamiami Trail East, Ochopee

695-4111 • nps.gov/bicy

Collier-Seminole State Park

20200 Tamiami Trail E., Naples

394-3397 • floridastateparks.org

Conservancy of Southwest Florida

1495 Smith Preserve Way, Naples

262-0304 • conservancy.org

Conservation Collier Preserves

252-2961 or 252-2979 • collierparks.com

CREW Land & Water Trust Trails

4600 Corkscrew Road, Immokalee

657-2253 • crewtrust.org

Delnor-Wiggins Pass Recreation Area

11135 Gulf Shore Drive, Naples

597-6196 • floridastateparks.org

Everglades National Park Gulf Coast Visitor Center

815 Oyster Bar Lane, Everglades City

695-3311 • nps.gov

Fakahatchee Strand State Preserve

137 Coastline Drive, Copeland

695-4593 • floridastateparks.org

Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve

300 Tower Road, Naples
530-5940 • rookerybay.org

Lee County

Bunche Beach Preserve – San Carlos Bay

18201 John Morris Road, Fort Myers

leegov.com/parks 

Caloosahatchee Regional Park

19130 N. River Road, Alva

694-0398 • leegov.com/parks

Cayo Costa State Park

Captiva

941-964-0375 • floridastateparks.org 

Conservation 20/20 Preserves

leegov.com/conservation2020

Four Mile Cove Ecological Preserve

East end of S.E. 23 Terrace, Cape Coral

549-4606 • capecoral.net

Hickey Creek Mitigation Park​

17980 Palm Beach Blvd., Alva

694-0398 • leegov.com/parks

J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge

1 Wildlife Drive, Sanibel Island
472-1100 • fws.gov

Koreshan State Historic Site

3800 Corkscrew Road, Estero

992-0311 • floridastateparks.org

Lakes Regional Park

7330 Gladiolus Drive, Fort Myers

533-7575 • leegov.com/parks

Lovers Key State Park

8700 Estero Blvd., Fort Myers Beach

463-4588 • floridastateparks.org

Manatee Park​​​

10901 State Road 80 (Palm Beach Boulevard), Fort Myers

690-5030 • leegov.com/parks

Matanzas Pass Preserve

199 Bay Road, Fort Myers Beach

  • leegov.com/parks

Rotary Park Environmental Center

5505 Rose Garden Road, Cape Coral, 33914

549-4606 • capecoral.net

Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve

7751 Penzance Blvd., Fort Myers, 33966

533-7550 • sloughpreserve.org

Go Wild in Town

Nearby places to get in touch with wildlife

Collier County

Bird Sanctuary of Naples

1060 Purple Martin Drive, Naples

813-841-1911 • birdgardensofnaples.org

Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens

1590 Goodlette-Frank Road, Naples

262-5409 • napleszoo.org

Shy Wolf Sanctuary Education & Experience Center

Visitation is by appointment only.

855-749-9653 • shywolfsanctuary.org

Lee County

The Butterfly Estates

1815 Fowler St., Fort Myers

690-2359 • thebutterflyestates.com 

Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium

3450 Ortiz Ave., Fort Myers

275-3435 • calusanature.org

Everglades Wonder Gardens

27180 Old 41 Road, Bonita Springs

992-2591 • evergladeswondergardens.com

Shell Factory & Nature Park

16554 N. Cleveland Ave., North Fort Myers

995-2141 • shellfactory.com

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