Fort Myers Parks & Preserves

FAMILY FUN | MUSEUMS & ART | NATURE PARKS

If you're looking a roadtrip from Fort Myers, FL for the day, try these great places which are just an hour or less away from Fort Myers, FL. Discover a new place with family, friends or solitude.


Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve

Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve

3,500-acre park offering wildlife, a butterfly garden & boardwalk trails through the wetlands.

Caloosahatchee Creeks Preserve

Caloosahatchee Creeks Preserve

Visitors can view the wetlands here on a raised boardwalk or canoe on Popash Creek.

Shores Nature Trail Park

Shores Nature Trail Park

This facility has a Nature Trail that takes you through wetland areas. A small playground and bench is located at the front entrance. There is parking on site at no charge. The Nature trail was opened in 1978. The 2 acre site has a variety of trees and wildlife located in a small area

Powell Creek Preserve

Powell Creek Preserve

Waterside preserve on 77 acres offering hiking & biking amid native flora & fauna.

Four Mile Cove Ecological Preserve

Four Mile Cove Ecological Preserve

Forested area with a half-mile hiking trail & wetlands fed by Beville Heights Creek.

Estero Bay Aquatic Preserve

Estero Bay Aquatic Preserve

Estero Bay Preserve State Park, the first aquatic nature preserve established in Florida, is a 10,000-acre Florida State Park located near Estero, between Fort Myers and Naples. It consists of the water, inlets, and islands along 10 miles of Estero Bay.

Prairie Pines Preserve

Prairie Pines Preserve

Secluded nature preserve featuring scenic trails for challenging hikes, biking & wildlife viewing.

Manatee Park

Manatee Park

Waterfront park providing paved trails, up-close views of manatees, an amphitheater & kayak rentals.

Buckingham Trails Preserve

Buckingham Trails Preserve

Located in east Lee County in the Buckingham area, this 572 acre preserve consists of mostly pine flatwoods and open scrub habitat. There is a 2.3-mile trail for hiking only and nearly 5 additional miles for combined equestrian and hiking.

Yellow Fever Creek Preserve

Yellow Fever Creek Preserve

A 339.5-acre pine-wooded nature reserve with a shallow creek & 2.5 mi. of marked trails.