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Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary

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375 Sanctuary Rd, Naples, FL 34120-4865
+1 239-348-9151
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Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary is a 13,000 acre Preserve. The Sanctuary is open daily from 7-5:30 with last admission at 4:30 pm. Visitors will find a gentle, pristine wilderness that dates back more than 500 years. A 2.25 mile boardwalk meanders through pine flatwoods, wet prairie, around a marsh and finally into the largest old growth Bald Cypress forest in North America. These impressive trees, relatives of the redwood, tower 130 feet into the sky and have a girth of 25 feet. Their massive branches are draped with mosses, lichens, bromeliads and ferns. The forest is also home to alligators, otters, white-tailed deer and red-bellied turtles. A wide variety of wading birds, songbirds, raptors and the fabulous Painted Bunting can be seen throughout the year. Photo opportunities are available at every turn of the boardwalk trail.
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“cypress trees” (147 reviews)
“audubon society” (95 reviews)
“wood storks” (76 reviews)
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375 Sanctuary Rd, Naples, FL 34120-4865
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+1 239-348-9151
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"cypress trees"
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"audubon society"
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"wood storks"
in 76 reviews
"painted buntings"
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"old growth"
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"barred owl"
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"ghost orchid"
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"bring binoculars"
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"lettuce lake"
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"board walk"
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"dry season"
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"red shouldered hawk"
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"boardwalk trail"
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"bird watchers"
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"great nature"
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"wading birds"
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"nature lovers"
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It is a very rewarding promenade along the manglars, witnessing nature from within. Peaceful, fresh environment for everybody.

Thank HectorCV
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful boardwalk through old growth forest. Friendly staff and guides on the boardwalk. Saw lots of wildlife. Off the beaten path but a perfect way for the whole family to experience the beauty of the REAL FLORIDA. Not to mention their efforts with conservation and...More

Thank Joshua E
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Drove out to this sanctuary you must keep quiet as there are birds, gators & wildlife everywhere, such an amazing place if you want to see real Florida as the polar opposite to theme park Florida! Great time great experience really brings home how we...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A great way to experience the natural setting of a mangrove swamp - birds, alligators, snakes, and lots of trees And, very quiet - bird watchers paraidse

Thank Dave W
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Ok so here else in Florida can you go to see 800 year old trees, alligators, zillions of birds, no ambient sound, no view of human contact and, still be 30 minutes of downtown Naples? Used to be a Boardwalk Naturalist there and never saw...More

Thank Mark K
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was not too sure about this attraction but was completely won over. It's a reasonable drive froom Naples but you get a great chance to see how man Floridians live outside of the cities, which is interesting in itself. There is plenty of parking,...More

Thank HotChilli99
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had visited the Sanctuary years before and I remember that I have seen many birds at that time. This time I have seen a lot of damage caused by the hurricane Irma and minimal bird live only due to the devastation. I hope the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent hours here. Is quite large so expect to spend a lot of time here. Was very much worth it. Lots of birds and some alligators. Worth the trip to see. Very well laid out.

Thank tkostyra
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The boardwalk is 2.25 miles, but we spent hours here! We visited on May 1, which is toward the end of the dry season. The swamp is fed by rain, so there wasn't much water in most areas. The signage is excellent--vinyl-covered descriptions of plants...More

1  Thank CJinFL
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you enjoy seeing wildlife in the wild, this sanctuary is a must. The walk is easy and the trail all boardwalk. Visitors who are quiet and use soft voices are appreciated. Birders, birdwatchers will love spot. It is well worth the drive from Naples.

Thank ydeng1
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P G
1 May 2018|
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Response from Julia M | Reviewed this property |
There were guided tours and very informative; we went at it alone and it was about 2 hours plus, lots to read and see and worth every minute. Plan on about 3 hours, there is so much to take in!
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kopfgs
4 February 2018|
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Response from Austine F | Reviewed this property |
Yes there are guided walks - check out the facility's website
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Ponypower8
28 January 2018|
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Response from aguailuminada | Reviewed this property |
They are definitely wheelchair accessible and you can contact them at their site. They responsive.
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