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Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary

Address: 375 Sanctuary Road West, Naples, FL 34120
Phone Number: 239-348-9151
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Ranked #5 of 52 Attractions in Naples
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
Activities: Birdwatching, Viewing wildlife, Getting married, Hiking
Owner description: This 11,000-acre wetland preserve contains a diversity of wildlife, including birds, alligators...
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
Activities: Birdwatching, Viewing wildlife, Getting married, Hiking
Owner description: This 11,000-acre wetland preserve contains a diversity of wildlife, including birds, alligators, whitetail deer and Florida black bears.
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Markham, Canada
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92 reviews 92 reviews
43 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

The Audubon Society showed great foresight in protecting this unique area for future generations. The boardwalk takes you over 6 different communities so it is a tremendous opportunity to see birds, flora and fauna from a wide variety of habitats. Volunteers have set up special viewing stations to permit closer observation of some unique features; the rare ghost orchid (... More 

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Morpeth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed the peaceful surroundings, the shady broad walk, the birds and animals. It was a great day

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

This is a great spot for an unhurried walk for 2 miles.Best time is 2 hours before sunset and 2 hours after sunrise.But anytime is OK.You never know what you will see.The docents are there to help you identify and where to look.This is a glimpse of the real Florida.This is an educational and thought provoking memory you will not... More 

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Natick, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

I visited Corkscrew Swamp,. The boardwalk was well made It's an easy flat walk, just over two miles long trail.there is a short cut for those who may not want to walk that far. No gators today it was overcast and cool Tons of beautiful birds.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

I did many boardwalks on my trip to Florida, and Corkscrew was the best by far. Corkscrew is quite out of the way, and it might be the best thing about it. Unlike other boardwalks, it is quiet and not crowded at all. You hear nature instead of cars / people. It's also a longer boardwalk compared to other walks... More 

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Sunbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

been here several times love it every time for walking and seeing wildlife especially birds , very peaceful

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Being new to Florida, I wanted to see some gators... so I visited Corkscrew Swamp for a solo walk on morning. The boardwalk was really nice. It's an easy flat walk, maybe two miles at the most for the "long" trail. For those who don't want to walk that far, there is a short cut. There were many "birders" there... More 

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Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

What a delightful side trip from the hurley/burley madness that is resort Naples. Don't forget your binoculars as the vistas are far & wide with many birds (native to us in the summer, but wintering in Florida), botanicals, beautiful viewing platforms.

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warren nj
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Aside from seeing a couple of adult alligators (from a safe distance), multiple species of birds, waterfowl, and raptors, the collection and identification of rare and indigenous Florida plants was outstanding. They even name their ancient cypress.Next time we will go in the late PM/early evening to get a different feel from the morning wildlife seen.

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Dublin, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Enjoyable afternoon walk in a true Florida swamp. If it weren't for the extensive boardwalk, you could never see some of the sights. It would be impossible to hike through the jungle-like area. To see more wildlife, plan a visit on a weekday. We went on a Sunday and the crowds were startling a lot of the animals. There was... More 

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