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Six Mile Island
IUCN Category V (Protected Landscape/Seascape)
Location of Six Mile Island near Louisville, Kentucky
Location Jefferson County, Kentucky
Nearest city Jeffersonville, Indiana
Coordinates 38°18′37″N 85°39′58″W / 38.31030°N 85.66610°W / 38.31030; -85.66610Coordinates: 38°18′37″N 85°39′58″W / 38.31030°N 85.66610°W / 38.31030; -85.66610
Area 81 acres [1]
Established June 24, 1979
Governing body Kentucky State National Preserves Commission

Six Mile Island is a national preserve in Jefferson County, Kentucky located on the Ohio River.

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The Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission is the project manager over the preserve and was dedicated June 24, 1979.[2] The reserve is an undeveloped riverine island and is known for its extensive variety of waterbirds.[2] Even though the preserve has a variety of birds, not many people visit the island as the only access is by boat. The island received its name Six Mile Island for its distance from the Falls of the Ohio much like Fourteen Mile Creek and Twelve Mile Island also located along the Ohio river.

The Great Steamboat Race during the Kentucky Derby Festival turns around at Six Mile Island as the halfway marker during the race.[3]

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