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Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve, Fort Myers

(4.7/5 based on 1,400+ reviews on the web)
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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  • We saw a variety of birds, butterflies and wild baby pigs.Also saw alligators , turtles and duck. ,People that were visiting the attraction were courteous . Very easy to find, just off I-75.Just put a...  more »
  • The information posted said the guided hike would take up to 20 people, but our group was turned away because the total would have been 14. However, we took our Audubon field guide to Florida, camera,...  more »
  • An easy stroll on sturdy elevated walkway, bring binoculars, take the guide too, well worth for their local knowledge. Washrooms on site, a very nice outing.  more »
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  • Well maintained boardwalk, frequent animal sightings, and a great family adventure for very little cost. Admission is only $1/hour per vehicle, or $5/day. Several scenic overlooks offer great photo opportunities, buy keep your eyes open everywhere! Squirrels are brave enough to, at times, walk up to within a foot of anyone they think might have food (please don't actually feed them). Little painted paw prints give children something fun to discover and, at their end, a little box to open that describes the animal whose prints they just followed. We've seen wild boars, snakes, turtles, a variety of fish and birds, even baby alligators. Otters too! It's a fun place for nature lovers of all ages, and the boardwalk is very easy for the infirm to navigate. Being your camera, you never know what you might see.
  • Very unique park. Nothing like this where I am from. Would definitely go back. $5 parking for all day or a dollar an hour (as of OCT 16). Can use credit card machine and it prints a slip you put on your car's dashboard. Similar to beach parking in Florida. ENJOY!
  • Boardwalk is open Dawn to Dusk ~ Parking fee is $1.00 per hour, $5.00 per day (free with Lee County Parking Sticker) ~ Restrooms ~ Water fountain The almost 2 mile wooden boardwalk provides a slightly elevated view of the preserve. Check out Gator Lake at sunrise or sunset to see the roosting egrets and herons. The three ponds are a great spot for sunning gators & turtles. Don't forget to look up for woodland birds. This location provides free guided tours (check the board by the parking meter)
  • Don't worry about the name, the trail is only about a mile long. I really enjoyed this nature preserve. It was one of the most well maintained parks have been to. If you enjoy the outdoors, you should make time to visit.
  • The preserve is expansive. The interpretative center is a bit small for the story the slough (slew) needs to tell. The trails are easy to follow and have plenty of information. If you're looking for alligators, I didn't see one but there was plenty wildlife to see.