Yellow Fever Creek Preserve

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Yellow Fever Creek Preserve
2801 Del Prado Blvd.
Cape Coral , Florida 33909

Total Acres: 339.43
Number of Parcels: 2
Total Cost: $3,323,506.74
Date Acquired: Friday, May 4, 2001 *
*Date first parcel was acquired.

Additional Acquisition Information
Land Stewardship Plan

Coordinator: Jeff Anderson
Telephone: (239) 707-8251

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Located in north Lee County, this preserve is mostly pine flatwoods and totals nearly 340 acres in size. The preserve includes portions of the headwaters of Yellow Fever Creek, a narrow channel that accumulates shallow water during the wet season. There is 2.5-mile marked trail system at this preserve, which also connects to a 3-acre pond for fishing.

Wildlife sightings are abundant at the preserve. Common sightings include hawks, Florida sandhill crane and the gopher tortoise, a state-listed threatened species.

A hydrologic restoration was completed in 2018 to improve the banks of the pond and allow aquatic plants along its slopes to more easily filter the water of excess nutrients. The restoration was supported with funding from the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission.

The main entrance to the preserve, which includes a paved parking lot, is located near the intersection of Del Prado Blvd. and Kismet Pkwy. From Kismet Pkwy., travel north on Del Prado Blvd. for 0.6 mile. The parking entrance is on the east side of the road. A neighborhood access gate is additionally located on NE 28th St., which provides access to the marked trails.

Part of the northern boundary of this preserve is adjacent to the City of Cape Coral’s Major Park. Eventually, the city plans to develop public facilities, including hiking and equestrian trails, parking, picnic areas, and more. These trails will connect to the trails within the preserve.

Recreation Opportunities:
Bird Watching, Fishing, Geocaching, Hiking (Marked Trails), Hiking (Unmarked or Fire Lines), Nature Study/Photography

Yellow Fever Creek Preserve Trail Map

Additional Information:
Guided nature walks occur at this preserve. Download guided walks schedule

Preserve Links:

Wildlife List

Plant List

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