Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve reopens post Hurricane Irma

Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve opens post Irma
Posted at 5:39 AM, Nov 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-01 15:09:48-04

The Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve, Boardwalk and Interpretive Center in Fort Myers reopened today after Hurricane Irma caused major flooding and boardwalk damage.

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The Slough had extremely high water levels this season and when Hurricane Irma came through, it resulted in flooding over most of the recreation area and damaged a portion of the boardwalk.

The upper loop is still closed for repairs, but the lower loop will be open everyday from dawn to dusk.

The Interpretive Center also reopens Tuesday, November 1st at 10 a.m. and will be open until 4 p.m. However, it will be closed on Friday, November 10th for Veterans Day.

Today, guided walks begin at 9:30 a.m. It is first come, first serve and there can be a maximum of 20 people per group. The walk is a total of about 90 minutes and covers three-fourths of a mile.

The Full Moon Walk scheduled for Friday, November 3rd, is canceled.

It's free to enter. Parking is $1 per hour or $5 per day. The Lee County Annual Parking sticker is accepted, too.

For a full list of Lee County Parks that are opened and closed, click here.

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