Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve
7751 Penzance Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33966
Nature Center, Nature Preserve: Birding, Hike, Picnic, Walk, Wildlife
A Slough is a long, narrow wetland with slowly flowing freshwater. The entire Preserve is over 3,500 acres of intermingled wetland and upland ecosystems. The appearance of the Slough changes with the seasons from dry (October-May) to wet (June-September). During the rainy time of year, the Slough catches and slowly filters rainwater on its way towards Estero Bay. Animals adapted to life in wetlands, like alligators, turtles, otters, and wading birds, live at the Slough year-round. Additionally, many types of migratory birds use the Slough as a rest stop and feeding area.
THINGS TO DO:
Explore the boardwalk and quietly observe wildlife
Visit the Interpretive Center and Rock Stroll Garden
Take a guided walk with a Volunteer Interpretive Naturalist
Attend a nature program
Picnic (in designated areas only)
PARKING: $1 per hour per vehicle, maximum $5 for the day.
Boardwalk: Dawn to Dusk, every day.
Interpretive Center: Tuesday – Sunday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.