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Aerial view of Six Mile Island SNP ~ photo from EPPC-OIS 2009 Jefferson Digitial Ortho Imagery

Six Mile Island SNP

Location: Jefferson County
Size: 81 acres
Access: Open to the publicOpen to Public


Dedicated on June 24, 1979, Six Mile Island State Nature Preserve is an 81-acre island located in the Ohio River in Jefferson County near Louisville that is noted for its variety of waterbirds. This island was protected so that it would be allowed to return to its original natural state. With time, the island will allow researchers and citizens the unique opportunity to study the ecology of riverine island systems.
  • Features - undeveloped riverine island
  • Access - by boat
  • Facilities - none
  • Hazards - barge and motorboat traffic
  • Activities - nature study, birding, etc.
  • Directions - Jefferson County. From the junction of I-71 and Zorn Avenue, turn right onto Zorn Avenue for 0.2 mile, then right on River Road for 0.5 mile to the Cox Park boat ramp. Island is 1.5 miles upstream from landing.