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Reviewed 19 June 2018

Whether you are a visitor, or a resident of Southwest Florida, I would recommend Six Mile Cypress Preserve as a convenient, fun, and interesting nature park for birders, environmentalists, families, and all nature lovers. Located in South Fort Myers, this treasured peek at old-Florida nature is approximately 2,200 acres of prime Florida wetland, with 1.2 miles of boardwalk. A Slough (pronounced “slew”) is a long, narrow wetland with slowly flowing freshwater. During my recent visit, I saw alligators, herons, wood storks, butterflies, Roseate Spoonbills, a hawk, orchids, cypress trees, and more. Many types of migratory birds use the Slough as a rest stop and feeding area. Several photo blinds allow visitors to get very close to the “watering holes” where the birds and other animals congregate. Observation decks give visitors a great view of the area, as signage and a brochure provide a self-guided tour. Volunteer nature guides are provided free of charge at certain times of the the day (check schedule). The well-maintained elevated boardwalk is an easy walk, with lots of shade and benches along the way.

The boardwalk is open from dawn to dusk daily. Admission is free and parking is $1 per hour with a $5 daily maximum. Picnic area, clean restrooms, butterfly garden, and nature programs in the interpretive center are provided.

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Reviewed 19 June 2018

A nice boardwalk...
A different experience each time you go
No talking, running, biking or pets....just watch for the wildlife

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Reviewed 12 June 2018

We brought the kids and everyone had a great time. The boardwalk made it easy to keep track of my little wild-child! LOL It was a great way to spend the day.

Thank carrie-jo123
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Reviewed 6 June 2018 via mobile

We spent a relaxed couple of hours meandering around the boardwalks of the preserve and in the visitors centre. The boardwalk makes for easy and enjoyable access across the Slough giving great close up views of the wildlife. During our visit we saw and heard a mother wild boar and her piglets running through the trees, a snake, turtles and many different birds including a limpkin, wood ducks, anhingas, egrets, herons and several passerines. Along the boardwalk there are several viewing platforms and lots of information boards.

Thank aerrac
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Reviewed 6 June 2018 via mobile

This was my first visit. We had some visitors who were casual “birders” so thought they might enjoy it. I’d go on a weekday if possible. There is ample parking. Guided tours are available by volunteers who are very knowledgeable, and are free. There are lots of opportunities to get beautiful pictures of wildlife so bring a camera! The boardwalk makes it easy to access the views and is marked with placards that explain various aspects of the slough. Well worth the trip to see the real “wild” side of Florida.

Thank frteacher57
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