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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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375 Sanctuary Rd, Naples, FL 34120-4865
+1 239-348-9151
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent a morning walking through the trails and spotting some of the local fauna. We appreciated the silence and tranquility of the place.

Thank aguailuminada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Even though due to hurricane Irma only the short loop is open to visitors right now, we had a great time walking around the Swamp. We saw a lot of animals like alligators, egrets and raccoons. It was a great trip!

Thank Carmen M
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Can do this at your own pace....lot’s of stuff to see...all very calm...the little ones can even be in strollers as it is one long board walk...

Thank Jan O
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Corkscrew swamp is a great place totals photos of cypress trees gators flowers turtles hawks ibis herons deer and more. The information center also recycles sewage. It is about a 30 minute drive from Naples

Thank Lawito
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

One of my favorite places in Naples, Florida. The boardwalk will take you deep in a forest full of birds and ancient trees. So relaxing and helps you to detox as well!

Thank Sylvia I
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Brings Florida nature to life the guides are exceptional A sanctuary for birds For walk keep you safe from ground animals

Thank emckellen19809
Reviewed 25 September 2017

Walked the park for around 2 hours. It was a bit foggy and drizzling but still had a good time. Great exercise. Didn't see much wildlife (turtle and a few birds) but enjoyed it non the less. Would recommend to anyone that wants to be...More

Thank messandrew1
Reviewed 22 September 2017

Pros: Saw tons of wildlife including frogs, fish, dragonflies, spiders, a raccoon, a snake, and caterpillars. Very scenic with lots of large trees and wildflowers. The staff was very knowledgeable and friendly. Cons: N/A Tips: Take (and wear) bug spray. Bring your binoculars and camera,...More

Thank RoapTripper3081
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

My first time here was in May 2015 & I can't get enough! I've been there 5 times & am planning to return again in December. As I head out from the visitor's center down the boardwalk, I feel like I'm walking into a magical...More

Thank Michele H
Reviewed 17 September 2017

This is a great place for a nature walk and bird watching but it will be closed for awhile due to hurricane Irma. I went swamp walking near by and came up behind the boardwalk and it has extensive damage and I would call before...More

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eric g
10 March 2017|
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Response from bgf52 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, with supervision. The boardwalk has a railing throughout but as we've seen kids can sometimes overcome barriers if they're determined and not supervised. You might call the sanctuary for further guidance but I didn't... More
20 February 2017|
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Response from dlotter | Property representative |
No, dogs are not permitted on the boardwalk unless they are a certified service dog.
3 February 2017|
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Response from FishNerd7238 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure you really need one as they have volunteers stationed around the boardwalk that will help with sightings. They also offer tours. If you contact them they may have some independent guides they work with.