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Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary

375 Sanctuary Road West, Naples, FL 34120
239-348-9151
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Ranked #6 of 76 attractions in Naples
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Nebraska
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Great place to see wildlife up and close. A boardwalk goes around the swamp so you can't get stuck in the mud. Saw alligators up very close right below the boardwalk. Also saw lots of birds (barred owl, red-shouldered hawk, swallow-tailed kite, egrets, herons, wood stork, warblers, and one rare bird, a thick-billed vireo. Lots of lizards and bugs to... More

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Winnipeg, Canada
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47 reviews 47 reviews
23 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

We spent 3 hours at the Sanctuary. The 2.5 mile boardwalk gives you plenty of opportunity to view the impressive cypress trees and wild life. On our walk we saw alligators, a family of racoons, owls, numerous birds, etc. The gift shop was also interesting.

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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Great walk through various local habitat types. The old Cypress trees are amazing and cannot wait to go back to see the Ghost Orchids in bloom! We saw quite a few birds - including Barred Owl, alligators, and a few orchids in bloom. The visitor center is also very informative. This is a great spot to learn about S Florida... More

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Naples, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Corkscrew Swamp is a national treasure. Walk a meandering boardwalk through several micro climates. The flora and fauna are exceptional. If you get there early before the crowds it's haunting beauty is a spiritual experience. Sit and meditate, pray, or just ponder the wonder of nature. What you will see will depend on the season. But you will be amazed... More

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Florida
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42 reviews 42 reviews
4 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I realize people come here far and wide, however I thought the experience was boring and the boardwalk through the Sanctuary a mediocre experience. I do not intend to return.

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Naples, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Visited twice in two separate years for photographing birds and wildlife and had very few and unspectacular opportunities

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Naples, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I loved this scenic walk in Florida :) We went early in the day so it wouldn't be too hot. We didn't have problems with any bugs or mosquitos at all either! We went in March, so i'm not sure how that might change throughout the year. The volunteers on the walk were very helpful and were able to point... More

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Johnson City, Tennessee
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132 reviews 132 reviews
52 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Walking on the boardwalk through the swamp was a wonderful experience. We saw several species of wading birds including two night herons very close up. The trees are also interesting. We spent two hours there and enjoyed every minute. There are picnic tables near the parking lots to enjoy your pre-packed picnic. It's a long drive out but well worth... More

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Naples, Florida
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65 reviews 65 reviews
13 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Have been to Corkscrew many times. As nice as it is the waters do dry up and the wildlife get scarce. If there is enough rain it is quite nice.

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Northumberland, England
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This is a great place for families, you really get close to a wide range of wildlife. Where we were there, we saw a variety of insects and birds which were impressive in their own right but added to that we saw raccoons, alligators and a cottonmouth (at a safe distance!) we would recommend this and would go back every... More

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