Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve North

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Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve North
11400 Luckett Road, Fort Myers, FL
Fort Myers, Florida 33905

Total Acres: 1219.02
Number of Parcels: 4
Total Cost: $35,827,822.00
Date Acquired: Monday, May 3, 2010 *
*Date first parcel was acquired.

Additional Acquisition Information
Land Stewardship Plan

Coordinator: Roxanne Taylor
Telephone: (239) 220-9914

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This preserve is located directly north of Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve, providing a crucial hydrological link to improve water flow into the Slough. Additionally, this land is very important to the health of the Slough, as it contains its historic headwaters. A large-scale hydrological restoration was completed at this preserve in 2017.

Nearly 8 miles of hiking and equestrian trails are open to the public at this preserve.

The property contains pine flatwoods, oak hammocks and cypress swamps. A portion of an abandoned railroad grade remains on the property, which once transported military supplies to the former Buckingham Army Air Field, a U.S. military training base during World War II. To learn more, download the Buckingham Army Air Field brochure or watch this short video about the history of the air field.

The large size of this property makes it a highly viable wildlife area. For this reason, the Lee County Department of Transportation constructed a wildlife crossing under Buckingham Road to allow for wildlife to safely travel between this property and the Slough.

Recreation Opportunities:
Bird Watching, Hiking (Marked Trails), Horseback Riding, Nature Study/Photography

Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve North Trail Map

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