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Caloosahatchee Creeks Preserve

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

Total Acres: 1295.3
Number of Parcels: 9
Total Cost: $8,070,700.00
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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A large exotic plant control project will be beginning in December on the East side and site 82 on the West side. This project will help us keep the exotic vegetation below at the maintenance level of approximately 5% coverage or less. During this time, preserve visitors may encounter the contractor crew with equipment and backpack sprayers throughout the preserve.

Caloosahatchee Creeks Preserve (CCP) is located north central Lee County in North Fort Myers on the northern shoreline of the Caloosahatchee river. It is bisected by Interstate 75 creating CCP East and CCP West. The East and West sides opened to the public in May of 2008 and are both open 7 days a week all year long. On the eastern side, visitors can use the paved parking area, picnic pavilions, restroom, and the approximately 1.5 mile long boardwalk and trail system through wetland, hammock, and pine flatwood ecosystems.

Visitors to the western side of the preserve also have access to the paved parking area, restroom, picnic pavilion, and approximately 1/2 mile of boardwalk and trails. In addition, the west side offers a canoe and kayak launch into Popash Creek. Visitors who bring their own canoe or kayak can take a relaxing paddle down the quiet sheltered creek which leads out into the Caloosahatchee River. A parking fee is required on the west side. Lee County Annual Parking Stickers are accepted at this location.

On-leash dogs are allowed on the trails and the parking areas of both the East and West sides of Caloosahatchee Creeks Preserve.

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

Additional Information:

*** Guided Nature Walks - January-March 2013 ***

-Caloosahatchee Creeks East Trail Map
-Caloosahatchee Creeks West Trail Map

-This Preserve is open from dawn to dusk 7 days per week, 365 days per year. The preserve may be temporarily closed occasionally due to Prescribed Burns and other restoration activities. Please check the "News" page of this website for notices on closings and re-openings of all Conservation 20/20 preserves.

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