Caloosahatchee Creeks Preserve

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Caloosahatchee Creeks Preserve
17100 McDowell Drive & 10130 Bayshore Road
North Fort Myers, Florida 33917

Total Acres: 1308.55
Number of Parcels: 11
Total Cost: $8,175,706.00
Date Acquired: Wednesday, February 23, 2000 *
*Date first parcel was acquired.

Additional Acquisition Information
Land Stewardship Plan

Coordinator: Lee Waller
Telephone: (239) 707-0862

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Caloosahatchee Creeks Preserve is located on the north bank of the Caloosahatchee River. The preserve is separated by Interstate 75 and includes two separate access points, one on the east side of the interstate and another on the west side.

On the east side, visitors can enjoy a 1.5-mile boardwalk and paved trail that meanders through wetland, hammock, and pine flatwood ecosystems, as well as three miles of additional primitive hiking trails.

On the west side, visitors can access a canoe/kayak launch into Popash Creek, which eventually flows into the Caloosahatchee River. Additionally, visitors can enjoy a short hiking trail and boardwalk that includes an observation deck. A Lee County Parks & Recreation parking fee of $1/hour or $5/day applies only on the west side.

Both sides include paved parking, picnic pavilions and a restroom. On-leash pet-walking is also permitted on both sides of this preserve.


Recreation Opportunities:
Bike Trails, Bird Watching, Canoe/Kayak Launch, Canoeing/Kayaking, Fishing, Geocaching, Hiking (Boardwalk), Hiking (Marked Trails), Hiking (Unmarked or Fire Lines), Nature Study/Photography, On-leash Pet Walking, Picnic Area


Additional Information:

Guided nature walks occur at this preserve. Download guided walks schedule

Caloosahatchee Creeks East Trail Map
Caloosahatchee Creeks West Trail Map

The preserve is open daily during daylight hours.


Preserve Links:

Wildlife List

Plant List

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