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Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary

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Address: 375 Sanctuary Road West, Naples, FL 34120
Phone Number: 239-348-9151
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Activities: Birdwatching, Viewing wildlife, Getting married, Hiking
Description: This 11,000-acre wetland preserve contains a diversity of wildlife...
This 11,000-acre wetland preserve contains a diversity of wildlife, including birds, alligators, whitetail deer and Florida black bears.
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Lovely couple of hours

Spent a lovely couple of hours here enjoying the Florida wildlife. Saw alligators, Hawks, racoons, egrets, hummingbirds nesting and much more. Staff very friendly and informative... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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Newcastle-under-Lyme
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

Spent a lovely couple of hours here enjoying the Florida wildlife. Saw alligators, Hawks, racoons, egrets, hummingbirds nesting and much more. Staff very friendly and informative. Would recommend buying the guide which lists wildlife and renting some binoculars. Oh yes and cover yourself in insect repellent! Loved it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

The only surviving real bald cyprus forest in Florida. An on over 2.5 mile boardwalk leads thorugh various types of natural Florida landscapes giving insight into its natural life. There are numbers of plants and animals one can see. Including big cyprus trees, aligators, deers, snakes and multitude of wild animals. Really worth seeing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

To understand the flora and fauna of the Everglades this is the place to visit. We love walking quietly along the boardwalks. This visit was probably our 10th over the last 20 years. In that time we have seen snakes ,alligators,turtles,many different birds, various mammals. The volunteers are often on hand to point out well hidden species.A wonderful place that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

we always visit Florida in November, for us the best time to go. Every year we visit the little swamp and we love it each time, amazing variety of animals and nature, see you in November little swamp!

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Burr Ridge, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Even though I had to leave an hour before sunrise to get to Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, it was well worth the effort to witness the sunrise in the midst of the swamp. I have never on my many visits seen so much wildlife, including deer, pileated woodpeckers, herons, egrets, wood storks, spoonbills, beautiful banana spiders and of course, alligators. What... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

The history here is as interesting as the wildlife. Hunting birds for plumes for ladies hats in the late 1800s led to the near extinction of several breeds, mostly egrets and herons. Corkscrew area was where the fight to end it centered, although it took a change of fashions to really end the slaughter. The 2 mile boardwalk through varied... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

If you are a nature lover, you have to visit Corkscrew Swamp. Depending on the time of day and season, the wildlife sightings can be extraordinary, with native and migrating birds, various mammals, and the resident alligators. Great for kids (if you can keep) them quiet), and almost all wheelchair-accessible.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

We visited at the wrong time of day, i.e. the hottest and were beginning to think we weren't going to see much. Then we got to the lakes, lots of different water birds plus an alligator hunting fish! Well worth the entrance fee. Near the building there are some feeders, make sure you stop here a while to see the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

Try the long board walk into quiet sanctuary. There are educational markers along the way, and certain sights will also have super binoculars pointed at various sights (barred owls). Plenty of wildlife snakes , turtles ,alligators, owls etc. Make sure to stop by and see the water restorers that have been cleaning sewage for over 20 years and going strong.... More 

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Rockledge, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

Nestled away in the woods outside Naples this place is a dream! Walking along the 2 mile boardwalk shaded by cypress trees you are taken to another place in time. It is indeed a quiet adventure. The place is spotless inside and out. It is well tended and monitored by numerous ranger volunteers to answer your questions. Visit in March... More 

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