Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve

Fort Myers, Florida

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Jun 25 ~ Jul 1
This stunning 3,500-acre nature preserve is an oasis for wildlife and offers visitors the opportunity to experience the beauty of the Florida wetlands up close. Featuring a Boardwalk trail and Interpretive Center, the preserve is home to an abundance of wildlife including birds, alligators, turtles, and more.

Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve Visitors Guide

Located in Fort Myers, FL Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve is a popular and unique attraction. In 1970, it became a preserve due to its positive influences on the environment and the community. The preserve's 1.2-mile boardwalk is an ideal way to immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the Florida wetlands. As you meander along the boardwalk, you’ll have the opportunity to see all sorts of wildlife from alligators and snakes to wading birds.

However, the preserve offers much more than an opportunity to see wildlife – you can also explore the visitor center to learn more about the history of the area through interactive exhibits. Additionally, the preserve offers guided tours and educational programs for groups and schools. Whether you're a nature lover or looking for a unique activity, Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve is a must-visit attraction.

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. How long is the preserve?

The preserve is 9 miles long.

2. What animals are at Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve?

The preserve is home to a variety of animals including alligators, turtles, birds, and more.

3. What birds are at the preserve?

You can find an abundance of birds such as night herons, wood ducks, wood storks, red-shouldered hawks, and more.

4. Is the preserve dog-friendly?

No dogs are permitted at the preserve.


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