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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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A must for nature lovers - great educational experience for children

We are members and visit at least 1x monthly while in Florida....every visit is different & never disappointing....the walk is very easy with benches along the way to rest or just... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
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Bonita Springs, Florida
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Bonita Springs, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

We are members and visit at least 1x monthly while in Florida....every visit is different & never disappointing....the walk is very easy with benches along the way to rest or just sit & soak in the wonderful environment.....usually see many gators and a large variety of birds.....the last few visits we were lucky enough to see both adult & baby... More 

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Oakton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW via mobile

This was a great experience! It is a two mile walk through a cypress forest and swamp. There are many lookout platforms in which there are beautiful views. Informational signs were everywhere, telling you about the wildlife and history of the area. There were guides to point things out to you all along the way. We saw raccoons, alligators, birds,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

Had a great walk along the 2 mile boardwalk. Saw quite a few animals including 2 alligators! It was so peaceful. What a great place for all ages to get out and experience nature.

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Catskill, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

Great audubon center. easy walking boardwalk accessible to all. Bring a big umbrella if there is any threat of rain or you will get soaked to the skin because there is no shelter until you get back to the center. Plan on using insect repellent, leave the noisy kids home, bring water and take a slow stroll through.

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Colne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Came here on a university trip from Bangor, Wales. Loved every second of it, variety of species to be seen from birds, spiders and turtles.

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Southbury, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Family visit to the Corkscrew Sanctuary on a lovely, cool sunny day. Saw numerous birds including an owl, a raccoon, and the attraction the children anticipated the most, multiple large alligators sunning themselves. The walk is easy and very pleasant. Magnificent Cypress trees surround you along your journey.

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Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

This was our first visit. Most visitors make it a regular part of their "entertainment." A resident alligator, who hangs out by the colvert, is worth the trip. It's blind in one eye. No need to be afraid, but, as with all wild animals, give her respect. Bring plastic bags to put under you wipers and in your windows....the resident... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

This is an annual visit for us and the results of what you see depend entirely on the season and the weather. For instance birds are more plentiful in season, gators and snakes seen more often in warm weather, baby things in spring. There is a wonderful administration/welcome center with conference rooms, large restrooms, café and gift shop. There are... More 

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Bridge of Weir, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Went early as advised to see the 'wildlife' in the swamp. Well- 'swamp' being the wrong adjective as it was pretty much dried out everywhere apart from a small area where we saw two gators, a racoon, a few herons ( see them on the beach!) a small black water snake and eventually four owls. Obviously no- one can predict... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Great birding/wildlife trail. We saw at least 20 different birds, some alligators and beautiful native plants & trees. Interesting guided tours. Great for photographers.

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