Hickey Creek Wildlife and Environmental Area

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Oaks, palms and ferns line the banks of the narrow creek on this WEA, which was established to protect the creek and wildlife such as the gopher tortoise and Florida scrub-jay. Photo Credit: Annisa Karim/Lee County Parks and Recreation

 

Sights




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Things to do

Enjoy fishing, wildlife viewing, hiking and paddling a tributary of the Caloosahatchee River. read more »

Wildlife

On this Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail site look for the rare Florida scrub-jay and other species. read more »

Habitat and Management

Managed in cooperation with Lee County, the WEA is east of Ft. Myers and is the county’s largest regional park. read more »

History

The site’s long history includes cattle grazing, timbering and citrus production. read more »

Planning Your Visit

The WEA is located on S.R. 80, about nine miles east of I-75; three miles east of Alva. read more »

 



FWC Facts:
The song of the wood thrush is so beautiful it inspired Handel to write a piece of music in the bird's honor. This songbird sings a loud, flute-like song, ending in a trill.

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