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Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary

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Address: 375 Sanctuary Rd, Naples, FL 34120-4865
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+1 239-348-9151
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07:00 - 17:30
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 17:30
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Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary is a 13,000 acre Preserve. The Sanctuary is open...

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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I wasn't excited to visit a "swamp," but this place is amazing. Two & half mile boardwalk through the different economy systems of a Florida swamp. Must see to believe. Birds... read more

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I wasn't excited to visit a "swamp," but this place is amazing. Two & half mile boardwalk through the different economy systems of a Florida swamp. Must see to believe. Birds galore, even alligators & some of most beautiful plants I've ever seen.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Honestly, it started out a little slow but about 1/2 way through the boardwalk things started to pick-up. I saw so many "things" I went from "how the heck to I get out of here quickly to what exciting bird am I going to see next?" I have bursitis in my right hip so I wasn't sure I was going... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It is bit of a drive from Naples but well worth the trip. Elevated walkway thru untouched swamp and an interesting visitor center. There are usually lots of photographers along the way who are always happy to point out what they are scoping and most will let you take a peek as well. The route is suitable for wheelchairs as... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It's always a pleasure visiting Corkscrew.... even if you don't see much it the way of awesome sightings... the 2-mile boardwalk in the middle of the habitat of birds and gators is always relaxing. The plant life is awesome always.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was our 2nd time at the sanctuary. We enjoyed walking along the boardwalk and reading the signs along the way as we viewed the different trees, the cypress knees and the many birds. Our 8 1/2 and 2 1/2 year old grandchildren needed more involvement to keep their interest. They saw most of the same birds at the beach... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

For $14 you get to walk around a lively swamp area on a sturdy, safe and wheelchair accessible boardwalk where we spotted a few gators, many different kinds of birds, butterflies and lovely tropical flowers and plants. The Audubon Society runs the place and the staff and volunteers were friendly and helpful!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Wasn't sure quite what to expect but this place didn't disappoint , the board walk is long enough to spot all types of creatures, we saw huge gaiters, white ibis, snake, raccoon.....a fascinating way to spend a morning or afternoon watching creatures in their own environment. Sometimes we were the only ones walking on parts of the board walk, like... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

There are many sights to see. The gallery here has a good variety. Not a hard walk; yes enjoyable - straight thru or stop & go. Animal sightings depend on the day, noise level and weather (too warm they're in the bushes -- go early or late.) Birds are there more to the back half. Lot of cameras especially those... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visited the sanctuary with my 88 year old mother and appreciated the fully accessible paths and walkways. Tons of birds, gators and turtles on the second half of the big loop around the preserve. Definitely worth a visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a wonderful adventure. Walked the large loop and it took about 1.5 hours. The path is entirely on a boardwalk dotted with educational posters explaining the trees, plants and critters. We saw a raccoon, alligator, blue heron, two kinds of woodpeckers, flocks of egrets, butterflies and lots of other birds whose names I don't know. Loved the variety... More 

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