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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: Viewing wildlife, Birdwatching, 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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Morning stroll

What a fabulous sanctuary, very well laid out and an easy walk/sroll taking in some beautiful cedars, ferns and wild flowers, bird singing in the tree tops, and some glorious... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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61 reviews 61 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

What a fabulous sanctuary, very well laid out and an easy walk/sroll taking in some beautiful cedars, ferns and wild flowers, bird singing in the tree tops, and some glorious coloured butterflies fluttering by. We were very fortunate to see up close a barred owl who was just sitting on the walk way, along with of serval gators relaxing in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

I take every visitor to Southwest Florida to Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary to see what the Everglades...the "river of grass" looks like. Birders love it, and you can see an alligator or two along the boardwalk, which is wheelchair accessible. Plan your visit in the morning when it's cooler!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We really enjoyed our visit. If you walk the whole board walk it is 2 miles, but did not seem like it. There are many benches to rest. One of us used a battery powered scooter, the boardwalk made it possible to use. There are wheel chairs and strollers available too--( Free, I think. ) Admission is $12--adult. Take bug... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

This is my all-time favorite place to visit in Naples and one of the first stops for anyone visiting me. Sightings of Mother Nature, both flora and fauna, abound.

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This is by far one of the BEST nature preserves in Florida. For a small fee of $12.00 per person, one can stroll along the over 2 mile boardwalk that loops through one of the last remaining ancient cypress forests in the world. The pass is good for two consecutive days so the first day we arrived around 10:00 am... More 

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Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

The best times to visit the Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary are early in the morning and late afternoon to early evening when the amazing creatures of Southwest Florida are their most active. Be sure to bring a camera and binoculars because while the boardwalk frequently brings you right up close to beautiful creatures, some of the more interesting and timid ones... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

A great place for a nice walk. You never know what you will see. Depends on weather and time of day. Maybe alligators, or interesting birds. Flowers or small mammals. But nice walk on elevated walkway thur the swamp

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Brillant place to go for a quiet stroll amongst the wild life The noises are amazing It is also very peaceful and they have shelters every now and again if it showers And you will see gators

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Beautiful and unspoiled boardwalk nature trail, need to be in moderately good shape and like to walk, wear bug spray, hat, suntan lotion and bring bottled water. Plan to spend a couple of hours to fully appreciate this sanctuary.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We spent several hours wandering along the boardwalk paths of Corkscrew. We had "bird's eye" views of many different types of birds and we saw an alligator. There were park staff/volunteers there to help point out birds that were in hiding. They were very friendly and knowledgable when we asked questions. We would recommend this to anyone interested in wildlife... More 

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