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Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve

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Address: 7791 Penzance Blvd, Fort Myers, FL 33966
Phone Number: 239-533-7550
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The Slough

Very creative idea to keep it as natural as possible to educate all who visit the slough. There are certain areas where you get to see the animals who are in there natural... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Fort Myers, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Very creative idea to keep it as natural as possible to educate all who visit the slough. There are certain areas where you get to see the animals who are in there natural habitat. For Photographers it is a great place to take pictures as well. The cost is minimal $5.00 per car.

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Fort Myers, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We live nearby and always enjoy our fantastic walks through the Cypress Slough. Very shady boardwalk for a nice relief from the Florida heat and sun. keep your eyes focused and your voices on a more quiet mode and you will be surprised by all of the wildlife that surrounds you. The alligator pond always seems to be a favorite... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Had the chance to walk the boardwalk on a recent Saturday morning. Go early as it does get hot. The park itself is really well maintained and the parking is inexpensive--just $1 an hour. But, the walk through the preserve is spectacular with beautiful cypress forests, lakes and marshes. We saw alligators, osprey, spoonbill and many, many other wonderful creatures.... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

I like the boardwalks because you can get to many places in the swamp that otherwise would require waders or a flat-bottom boat. I dislike the boardwalk because people tromp along it in loud big-family groups, startling the wildlife and racing through the place without actually seeing much of anything. On this particular day, if one stopped and looked carefully,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

Beautiful place full of wildlife and nature. Hard to believe it survives among the roads and highways that surround it. When you walk the trails, you totaly forget you haven't left town.

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Fort Myers, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

I have been to the Slough Preserve a few times. It is a nice walk, but you really want to do in the morning or late afternoon when it is cooler. Not only for your comfort, but you will see more wildlife.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We have returned numerous times to this wonderful preserve. Although the preserve is smaller than Ding Darling or Corkscrew Sanctuart, the experience is rewarding and unique. The staff was enthusiastic and helpful. We plan to return again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

What a lovely little gem of protected wetlands that is like taking a walk in the woods. The little over a mile boardwalk trail meanders through wetlands, ponds, and is mostly shaded. There are little covered areas with benches for sitting and taking in the raw natural beauty of the area. If you are lucky, you might see eagles, gators,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Nice Boardwalks thru out along with guided tours. I recommend doing the moon walk ( night time walk with full moon). The county park pass really allows us to access it anytime we feel up to a walk.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

We went to the Slough on an afternoon and saw a hawk (which flew right past us), cottonmouth snake, many turtles, gators, interesting fish, beautiful herons, cormorants, and egrets, and a mother boar with piglets. The boardwalk is very easy to walk on and has lovely quotes about nature throughout. You're also above the animals so you don't have to... More 

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