The Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve is a natural animal corridor between northern Lee County and Estero Bay. You can see ... More
Six Mile Cypress Slough
The Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve is a natural animal corridor between northern Lee County and Estero Bay. You can see alligators, wild pigs, otters, and more. During the dry season (October to June), birds like herons and egrets flock to the flag ponds. A 1.2-mile boardwalk winds through the 2,200-acre wetland, and includes a photo blind to get up-close photographs of the animals, and two observations towers. There are guided tours year-round, and self-guided tour brochures. Parking is $.75 per hour, maximum $3 (cash only). Bring food and drinks. Call to know the open hours.
It was really worth it. We saw more animals than in Myakka, it was a nice and easy boardwalk, 1,5 hour and than we took the time to see everything, wild pigs ,otters a lot of beautiful birds ,alligator with baby´s. , water snake, squirels turtles.
I would highly recommend this preserve to anyone who enjoys a walk in nature. We visited with friends here from MA. and enjoyed the walk along the boardwalk, siting birds and river otters along the way.
Not only was it a wonderful day in nature, the park is FREE! The volunteer guides were helpful and pleasant and we look forward to going again in another season to compare the foliage and birds and animals we will hopefully see.
I LOVE Six Mile Slough! It's a great little escape from the busy chores of life. There are miles of boardwalks, observation pavillions, lots of wildlife (including alligators), and the plant species are also abundant. There is no charge to the slough but you do have to pay for parking, $3 max. It is well worth a visit if you want to expereince some of natural FL.
My children, ages 1, 2, 5, and 7 at the time, loved this place, as my husband and myself. The walk was not at all difficult and we saw dozens of gators. We would definately go make if we where in the area again.
Enjoyed the well maintained boardwalk.
Pamplet numbers and boardwalk numbers told you what you might see in that area.
Did not see any alligators; however, we saw many birds, woodpeckers.
We will go back.
I only wish this park were bigger. There's less and less green space but Six Mile Cypress is one of my favorite places to get away from the traffic, slow down and get back into the natural side of Fort Myers. Great boardwalks. Lots of wildlife. I love this place and I look forward to the Nature Center opening.
This park is a spectacular place to take in an astounding variety of birds and other wildlife, particularly during the spring mating season. The walk is easy, not too strenuous for casual visitors, and if you take time and sit and look around for a while you will see amazing wildlife activety. Very highly recomended.
I am an active wildlife photographer and rate this right in there with the bigger wildlife preserves in the area.
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