Hickey Creek Wildlife and Environmental Area


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



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Things to do

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


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 »


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 »


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