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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"
in 147 reviews
"audubon society"
in 95 reviews
"wood storks"
in 76 reviews
"painted buntings"
in 66 reviews
"old growth"
in 63 reviews
"barred owl"
in 59 reviews
"ghost orchid"
in 35 reviews
"bring binoculars"
in 28 reviews
"lettuce lake"
in 26 reviews
"board walk"
in 83 reviews
"dry season"
in 42 reviews
"red shouldered hawk"
in 34 reviews
"boardwalk trail"
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"bird watchers"
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"great nature"
in 39 reviews
"wading birds"
in 57 reviews
"nature lovers"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

With over 2 miles of boardwalk it's good birding for everyone. Easy access for wheelchairs as there were a couple people being pushed and enjoying the views. This time of year there weren't any bugs, but lots of birds, as migration has started. They open...More

Thank cathy m
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been there several times it is always a little different. It can vary depending upon the time of year. I have been there several times between January and April. If your looking for alligators you need to go when it is warm. There...More

1  Thank Art A
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't miss the opportunity to experience this wildlife habitat! The guided tours are fabulous and very informative! Lots of birds, reptiles, flora and fauna to behold!

Thank Julia M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My family visited the Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary at the end of March. It's been quite dry, so much of the walk had fewer birds than usual (from what I've heard). However, where there was water, there was exciting stuff going on -- we saw a...More

Thank Jen C
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a nice elevated boardwalk, 2 miles, with many opportunities to view many unusual birds, and wildlife.

Thank laMadre1
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent two mornings in this area. First morning at the Bird Rookery Swamp. The second at the Audubon center. Audubon center was off the charts - we saw many varieties of birds including Spoonbills, hawks, etc. Also watched an alligator feeding. We got there...More

1  Thank tdoumas
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went recently on a late afternoon. First 3/4 of the walk didn't yield much. Last 1/4 along lettuce pond is the highlight. Very active pond with all sorts of wildlife. A raccoon was nearby also.

Thank rwtimmer
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is nature at it's finest. You will see everything from gators, birds and other wild life to beautiful blooming orchids up in the trees, if you go at the right time of year. Be sure to take your camera along.

Thank Deb P
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our boys, 5 and 8, got a little bored because only the last third had all the animals. We were lucky and saw many alligators, herons, spoonbills, turtles, bald eagles, turtles, snakes and more birds by the lake area. It is shady and not too...More

Thank Elisabeth S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a serene and beautiful sanctuary. If a person is unable to walk the entire Boardwalk, I would encourage them to make sure they at least see Lettuce Lake. We watched the anhinga building a nest for their babies, saw a black-caped heron, and watched...More

Thank Jessica S
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kopfgs
3 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
27 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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Karen L
8 January 2018|
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Response from Charles M | Reviewed this property |
$14 per person to enter the boardwalk, but that allows you entrance for two consecutive days.
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