Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve, Fort Myers

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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. Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our , world travel planner Edition.
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  • If you want to see Florida wildlife, this is a good place to start. Until our last visit, we have always seen alligators - perhaps it was because the water was so high after Hurricane Ian. We saw... 
    If you want to see Florida wildlife, this is a good place to start. Until our last visit, we have always seen alligators - perhaps it was because the water was so high after Hurricane Ian. We saw...  more »
  • We have walked and birded here many times in the 13 years we have lived in Florida. Depending on the number of people and the number of birds, the experience is always nice and can be great. Today....  more
    We have walked and birded here many times in the 13 years we have lived in Florida. Depending on the number of people and the number of birds, the experience is always nice and can be great. Today....  more »
  • This is a restful, peaceful, and beautiful slice of nature. The nature park trail is a wonderful walk. 
    This is a restful, peaceful, and beautiful slice of nature. The nature park trail is a wonderful walk.  more »
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  • Beautiful piece of heaven on earth. If you need a place to unwind from all the busyness of life this is the place to be. Enjoy a walk through this natural habitat with a perfect boardwalk hike. Definitely for all ages from the youngest learning about plants/animals to seniors appreciating the peacefulness of the area. Go, spend some time and relax before returning to life outside the gates. You need it…believe me.
  • This is an AMAZING place to visit. While surrounded by city life, it is hidden away enough to where you really feel detached from society. When you enter, it feels like you're walking through a different world entirely. If you go late afternoon or early morning, you will see an abundance of wildlife. Herons, alligators, owls, and so much more have been seen here. I hope you visit and get the chance to see the life that existed before humans settled the area!
  • A scenic hike for all ages! The elevated walkway makes this hiking trail available for everyone. Strollers wheelchairs and fast walkers alike. Six Mike Cypress Slough offers many shaded viewing areas with benches for wildlife viewing as well as resting. Keep your binoculars handy for seeking out the hidden wildlife. Gators, birds, turtles and a few quick glimpses of otters were the attractions on this visit. The peaceful quiet of the area aids in the comfort of the wildlife that almost pose for their pictures. Bring water and wear comfortable shoes for a hike the entire family can enjoy.
  • Such a beautiful park that is well maintained and has such diverse wildlife. The boardwalk is exquisite. NO DOGS! Parking is $1/hour or $5/day, but I don't know if it's monitored. Lots of tables and benches. Lots of available parking when I went (mid day on a Wednesday), but could see how parking may be limited during peak times. They do have restroom facilities, but they appeared to be under construction when I was there (April 2022). They did have porta-potties that seemed to be well maintained. There are also guided tours, which we didn't attend, and an interpreter center, which we didn't check out. Highly recommend checking this place out!
  • This is a delightful place that far exceeded our expectations. There is no admission fee, and we only paid $3 for parking, but the boardwalk is very well designed and maintained, with numerous viewing docks and many benches. The wildlife was abundant, and we didn't notice any traffic noise that can ruin the wilderness feeling. It is close to our winter lodging spot, so we will be back many times!

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