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Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary

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Address: 375 Sanctuary Road West, Naples, FL 34120
Phone Number: 12393489151
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Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary is a 13,000 acre Preserve. The Sanctuary is open...

Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary is a 13,000 acre Preserve. The Sanctuary is open daily from 7-5:30 with last admission at 4:30 pm. Visitors will find a gentle, pristine wilderness that dates back more than 500 years. A 2.25 mile boardwalk meanders through pine flatwoods, wet prairie, around a marsh and finally into the largest old growth Bald Cypress forest in North America. These impressive trees, relatives of the redwood, tower 130 feet into the sky and have a girth of 25 feet. Their massive branches are draped with mosses, lichens, bromeliads and ferns. The forest is also home to alligators, otters, white-tailed deer and red-bellied turtles. A wide variety of wading birds, songbirds, raptors and the fabulous Painted Bunting can be seen throughout the year. Photo opportunities are available at every turn of the boardwalk trail.

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Great day in the swamp

Boardwalk makes for easy walking to view the birds and animals. We like it that you could cut the loop if you were not up to the full loop -

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Minnesota
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111 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Boardwalk makes for easy walking to view the birds and animals. We like it that you could cut the loop if you were not up to the full loop -

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South Florida
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219 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The boardwalk was 2.2 miles through mostly wooded areas. It was a pleasant walk with weather in the 60s. We saw very little wildlife and the price was exorbitant for what it was. I live on the East coast of Florida and we have many similar parks with more wildlife that are free. $14 to walk through the woods is... More 

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Fleet, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place to visit for 2-2.5 hours. The boardwalk enables you to experience a variety of different environments and get close to different animals - much better than any zoo! We saw endless birds, a raccoon and two alligators. Shop and cafe both nice.

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1 Thank TimParry
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The first time my husband and I visited Corkscrew -- 15 years ago -- I hid behind his back so fearful of seeing anything creepy! Today, after more than 100 visits to this beloved nature preserve, I relish each and every visit for the beauty and the amazing range of wildlife we see there. We take guests from all over... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The boardwalk through the old growth cedar forest is worth the trip alone, I experienced some of the magical feeling I did in the Muir Woods. The 2 1/2 mile boardwalk goes thru a variety of habitats, all of which I found interesting. The birding experience was negatively impact by the number of loud people, many of which seems to... More 

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Iowa City, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Audubon Society nature preserve. Savannah and Swamp Cypress ecosystems preserved and easily visualized along this extended board walk experience. Once covering thousands of acres in southern Florida, this ecological remnant is well worth a small admission fee and several hours of your time. The displays are understated, but very helpful. The lay out is well done. The staff are helpful.... More 

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Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Besides birds you may see alligators, turtles and otters from the boardwalk. The number of different birds you may see is extensive from eagles, osprey and hawks to woodpeckers and a range of water birds. A number of volunteers are available and eager to answer your questions and show you what to look for.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It was a great morning walk in the park with a great nature. Plants, flowers, trees and so many animals......eagles, birds, crocs, snakes, turtles and the highlight for us was to see 3 huge owls in front of us. I have never seen these animals 5 meters far away. We have forgotten to bring a fieldglass but other visitors were... More 

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Naples, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Corkscrew is an excellent experience for everyone who wants to see what Florida looks like without mans influence. The number of birds present changes constantly over the year as various species migrate in and out. There are many chances to see all manner of creature native to Florida The board walks over the top of the swamp provide easy access... More 

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Estero, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The boardwalk is sturdy and you can usually see different types of wildlife. It is a nice walk with benches for rest areas you can use as needed.

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