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Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary

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Address: 375 Sanctuary Rd, Naples, FL 34120-4865
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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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It took us 2.5 hrs. to walk the 2.5 miles through the sanctuary! There were soooo many birds: snowy egrets, limpkins, green herons, blue herons, etc. I loved it that there were... read more

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It took us 2.5 hrs. to walk the 2.5 miles through the sanctuary! There were soooo many birds: snowy egrets, limpkins, green herons, blue herons, etc. I loved it that there were signs that said to whisper so as not to disturb the animals, it made it lovely to be in the woods. Thankfully, there were signs posted pointing out... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Want to see the real Florida? Come here, Spend a few hours or an entire day. Early morning, there are birds galore. All types of wildlife, alligators, snakes, fish, and birds. Bring your binoculars and camera. Don't forget the bug repellant. The guides on the property are very informative and adept at pointing out creatures that you would never notice.... More 

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Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful place to take a 2.5 walk. You never know what you'll see. Bring bug spray and enjoy the sights

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This Audubon property is a gem. The 2.25 miles of board walk takes you through a number of different types of sub-tropical areas from old forest to new forest to lakes region plus a couple of more. If you can make it at the crack of dawn, you're likely to have the best critter viewing. We watched an alligator swimming... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We loved the scenery and the wildlife. We didn't wear camouflage and our brightly colored clothes were scarring away the animals.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Once a month they are open in the evening, the hour and a half before sunset is a good time to see wildlife. Usually the deeper into the swamp the more you see. Do take the short side walks, they are there for a reason. On one of them we saw painted buntings! There are almost always ibises, egrets, and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What a nice 2 + mile walk. I thought it was expensive , $12.00 per person. No maps except in the $3.00 book you could buy (which we did). It is dry there right now, as is southern FL I guess. Not swampy at all. We were told in that case go to the right past the lettuce lakes to... More 

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Marco Island, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We sometimes take out of town guests to get a real feel of the beauty of the area. Take a long walk on the boardwalk, or short. Make sure you have a camera; the shots are memorable.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

2.25 mile boardwalk through a wonderful wilderness preserve. I'd suggest bringing some bottled water and perhaps even a snack. Taking your time looking at nature takes approximately 2 hours. If you are bringing children consider taking the "short cut" route as this brings you to the wetland sections which is home to many turtles, crocs, as well as herons and... More 

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Hagerstown, Maryland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Well the admission was $14 pp. We were half way thru the walk before we saw any wildlife. Then for about a half mile we saw alot. Alligator, turtle, limpkin,herons, egrets, ibis, etc. Then nothing for the last quarter mile. The only reasons I'm critical is that I have access to the Green Cay nature center in Boynton Beach, FL.... More 

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