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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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This is an incredible walk through many different everglades habitat. Go slow and look closely and you will see all types of creatures. GREAT for birders. Easy walking on a 2 mile... read more

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Hagerstown, Maryland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday 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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Ivoryton
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is an incredible walk through many different everglades habitat. Go slow and look closely and you will see all types of creatures. GREAT for birders. Easy walking on a 2 mile boardwalk.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Tranquil and breathtaking vegetation in the heart of SW Florida. Opens out to one of the best stretches of beach in all Florida.

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Rock Island, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

For us, this was one of those places you visit because it sounds interesting, has things you're almost sure to enjoy, and then it becomes one of those special memories that will always stay with you. Take a guided tour! Even if you are from the area and may be more aware of some of the animals and habitat, the... More 

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Gahanna, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great place to spend a few hours. We spent about two hours on the nature walk. We did the whole walk of a little over two miles. There are short cuts on the trail if you want to take a shorter walk. As an member of the Audubon Society, we received a $4 discount.

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Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What a great beautiful slow paced walk. I love that they place look cards at points where things were seen. Very helpful. Lot's of volunteers along the way to help too. Bring your camera && your binoculars. Well worth the drive.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a large preserve and sanctuary run by the Audubon Society that is about 45 min north and east of Naples, in central southwest Florida. It is a bit of a trek but it is worth it if you want to learn about and experience a remnant of natural central Florida. There is a very nice visitors center that... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Thoroughly enjoyed this walk through swamp. Boardwalk well constructed, saw numerous and varied animals, flowers and trees.

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Sandwich, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A short little walk into the everglades. Got to see birds and alligators. The flora was well marked and told us about about what we were looking at. This is worth a stop.

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Bonita Springs, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was my second visit to Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary and both visits, at different times of the year, have been thoroughly enjoyable. The boardwalk is long and winding but it is easy to navigate and well maintained. Humans are within nature...don't pass through quickly, but go slow and quiet. The quieter you are the more likely you are to see... More 

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