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Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve, Fort Myers

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Wildlife Area
In the middle of a residential area and shopping center, Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve is an unexpected oasis for wildlife and exotic animals. Learn about the slough and be a part of its preservation, or just enjoy walking between cypress trees, looking out for orchids or birds. Every August and September, the site offers wet walks, two-hour walks through clean rainwater up to your waist. Make Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve part of your personalized Fort Myers itinerary using our Fort Myers vacation trip planner.
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  • How lucky I am to live so close to a fantastic nature preserve! The boardwalk keeps you reasonably safe, after all you are in their land. Every trip that I've made there is always different, so that c...  more »
  • This nature preserve is a nice bit of old Florida...what the area must have looked like before all the malls and housing developments! There is a nature center and a wood boardwalk. We saw an alligato...  more »
  • You walk on wooden raised paths to many ponds to view the wildlife. We saw an alligator lots of turtle and birds.  more »
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  • Excellent boardwalk hike through a Cypress swamp. We saw alligator tracks! We also saw lots of interesting herons and other swamp birds as well as turtles. There were several locations along the trail where volunteers set up telescopes so that visitors could examine birds up close. The Cypress trees themselves were very interesting too. I would definitely come back here to explore more.
  • Totally recommend taking a walk at this place. Raised boardwalk - very accessible. Have seen snakes, gators, all sorts of birds, fish, little pigs... very cool. Get outside and experience it.
  • A great place to unwind. A great place tucked away with amazing views and a great experience. Broadwalk and vegetation and fauna make it a awesome place to be. Note that there are hardly any flies here so needn't bring Amy bug spray at all. Great for families and time out for oneself. Guided tours during weekdays at 930 on a first come first serve basis of ten visitors per guide.
  • Great place to go for a walk and enjoy nature. Every time I've been I've seen something new from turtles to birds to boar alligators! Highly recommend.
  • Had a lovely walk-on the board walk. Wheelchair friendly, if you walk quietly you can see lots. We saw a 10 ft alligator eating a very large fish.