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Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve

#2 of 117 things to do in Fort Myers Features Animals
7791 Penzance Blvd, Fort Myers, FL 33966-0600
+1 239-533-7550
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7791 Penzance Blvd, Fort Myers, FL 33966-0600
+1 239-533-7550
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Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

This place is very well maintained. We rode our bikes there and didn't have to pay a cent. The boardwalk trail was great. There were very few people there when we went. We didn't get to see wildlife but that's ok. I enjoyed watching the...More

Thank yelhsa_57
Reviewed July 9, 2016

We have lived in Ft. Myers 24 years and have witnessed numerous changes to our community and to our habitat. A visit to Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve gives one an opportunity to see "old Florida wetlands" terrain in a well-maintained setting. The slough can...More

1  Thank michael m
Reviewed June 30, 2016

The Slough is perfect for anyone wishing to get a little closer to wetlands/Everglades terrain without getting feet wet or too close to alligators. The mile plus distance is fine for even non-walkers as there are benches and places to sit under a roof and...More

Thank eeli0t
Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

So disappointed that the whole boardwalk was closed for repairs. I wish we knew before getting everyone there for the cancelled 9:30 guided walk. We did see two armadillos so it wasn't a complete waste.

Thank DHC5
Reviewed June 27, 2016

Depending on what time of day you will have a different experience. Very well kept property. Easy parking.

Thank Sue W
Reviewed June 26, 2016

This is a small slough (wetland) in the middle of town. It has a really nice well maintained boardwalk to get you well into the swamp. It can get pretty crowded during season and if you want the best chance to see wildlife better to...More

Thank Jonathan H
Reviewed June 25, 2016 via mobile

Great walk. We went on a guides tour and it was a lot of fun, we got to see an aligator, turtles, and snakes. Great thing to do in the mornings in Florida. Great visitor/ gift shop also.

1  Thank Amanda W
Reviewed June 23, 2016

Went to Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve with the family while on vacation. We walked one of the circle routes and everyone, from the five year old to the adults, really enjoyed the path, the wildlife, the environment and the quiet atmosphere. The preserve lies...More

4  Thank EagleFlyer
Reviewed June 22, 2016

We like to take walks through the slough. Nice boardwalk and its shaded. Haven't really seen many animals on our strolls but a few birds here and there, couple otters. Perhaps it's the time we go, around 11 am.

Thank Robert S
Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

I try to visit the Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve whenever in Fort Myers. It is the favorite spot of my friends' five year old son. Different visits we see different animals, from alligators to wild pigs to many birds and fish. It is extremely...More

1  Thank jscottyscott51
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April 18, 2017|
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Response from m2tno | Reviewed this property |
Every so often there is some place to sit, but are few and far between. There are some shorter trails.
January 23, 2017|
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Response from Anthony Z | Reviewed this property |
I believe they had wheelchairs, we saw at least one out there. lots of baby strollers doing pushed around too.
January 1, 2017|
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Response from Jim W | Reviewed this property |
yes. the ramps permit easy access for scooters. there might be a step or two to get started.