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Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary

375 Sanctuary Road West, Naples, FL 34120
239-348-9151
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Ranked #7 of 77 attractions in Naples
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Activities: Birdwatching, Viewing wildlife, Getting married, Hiking
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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Rotonda, Florida, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Bring you walking shoes and bug spray and prepare to be amazed at the beauty and wonders of the Florida cypress swamp, you never know what you are going to see but it is always a wonderful surprise

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Deep River, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We really enjoyed walking around the swamp and seeing all the different wildlife that inhabit there. It was an enjoyable way to spend the afternoon. Friends took us there and we really enjoyed it.

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

we went to the corkscrew at the end of May 2014, so the wet season is nearing, but there hasn't been a lot af rain yet. But evenso the walk over the elevated boards is a great experience. Be there early and you have the park almost alone. Take your time, read the signs and let the environment get into... More

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Gainesville
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Too many visitors to the Sunshine State don't have the opportunity to appreciate its natural beauty. Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary takes you right into the heart of the backcountry, along beautiful (and accessible) boardwalks. Great spot for birding and for getting away from it all. The silence is wonderful, with only the sounds of birds, insects and small animals to disturb... More

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Coconut Creek, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 via mobile

My fiancé recently took a trip out to Corkscrew and LOVED it! We saw a Red-Shouldered Hawk, a Barred Owl (up close), Black-Crowned Night Herons, Alligators, a Swallow- Tailed Kyte, and heard the Panthers. We got caught in a horrible lightning storm but took refuge in the rain shelter on the path and took in the beauty around us. You... More

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Napa Valley, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Tired of strip malls and two for one Floridian specials? Escape it all at this amazing place. A must see for avid birders and naturalists.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Very cool wildlife and natural area. 2.5 mile hike that tired my son out and he had a great time doing it.

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Very well organised walk along the boardwalk through the local outback. It was probably a bit hot and wet when we visited so we didn't see much wildlife but we had fun trying to find it. We spent about three hours. We did see deer, eagles, butterflies, loads of turtles and the very rare ghost orchid (which was the easiest... More

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

It's a little bit of a drive (maybe 30-45 minutes) from Naples proper but well worth it. It's one of my favorite things to do in Naples. Sometimes you don't see a ton of birds but the walk around the sanctuary is reason alone to go.

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Camden, Michigan
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We go every year in January or February. Always variety of birds and several alligators. There during hawk mating season and woodstork births. Naturalists there to point out activity you may miss. beautiful environment. Go early before potential noisy visitors take away from the experience.

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