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Caloosahatchee Creeks Preserve

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Caloosahatchee Creeks Preserve
(082/108/124/174/175/188/225/362/472)
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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Caloosahatchee Creeks Preserve (CCP for short) sits on the north bank of the Caloosahatchee River. The preserve is split in half by Interstate 75, which creates the aptly named CCP East and CCP West. The East and West sides first opened to the public in May of 2008 and are both open 7 days a week all year long. The two areas each offer their own distinct amenities and features.
On the eastern side, visitors will find a paved parking area, picnic pavilions, restrooms, and a 1.5 mile long boardwalk and trail system that relaxingly meanders through wetland, hammock, and pine flatwood ecosystems.

Visitors to the western side of the preserve, on the other hand, will also have access to the paved parking area, restroom, picnic pavilion, boardwalk and trails, as well as a canoe and kayak launch into Popash Creek. Visitors who bring their own canoe or kayak can take a pleasant sojourn into nature on the dappling waters of the creek which eventually leads to the Caloosahatchee River. Please note that a parking fee is required on the west side. Lee County Annual Parking Stickers are accepted at this location.

Don’t hesitate to bring Fido along! The preserve permits on-leash dogs 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:

-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.


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