Hickey Creek Mitigation Park
17980 Palm Beach Blvd.
Alva, FL 33920
Nature Preserve: Birding, Hike, Walk, Wildlife
Hickey Creek Mitigation Park is co-managed by the Lee County Department of Parks and Recreation and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. It consists of a variety of habitats including palmetto-oak scrub, pine flatwoods, and seasonal wetlands. Views of scenic Hickey Creek can be enjoyed from the trail and overlook areas. The ecosystem presently supports the threatened Florida Scrub-Jay and gopher tortoises. Hickey Creek Mitigation Park offers three, looped HIKING ONLY trails that total five miles. ADA accessibility is available from the parking area to the amphitheater and continues to the fishing pier and creek overlook. The trails are primitive and not accessible to strollers. Sturdy boots, sunscreen, appropriate clothing, and an ample supply of water are strongly recommended.
The following are prohibited: alcohol, pets, bicycles, camping, and the collection of ANY natural or cultural resources. This includes (but is not limited to) any plants, animals, shells, or artifacts. Fishing is allowed from the fishing pier with the proper license. Lee County Ordinance 06-26 as amended will be strictly enforced. *Our Kayak LANDING is located 1/2 mile from parking lot. Launching paddlecraft is not recommended from here, unless you don’t mind toting your craft a distance by foot. Launch at Caloosahatchee Regional Park or Franklin Locks to access Hickey Creek.
GUIDED WALKS offered free with paid parking from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. on the first Tuesday of the month (Sept. – May). Registration is NOT required. Parking fee: $1 per hour or $5 per day. No pets please.
Hickey Creek Mitigation Park is open from dawn to dusk, seven days a week.