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“Go on a rainy day!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary

Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary
375 Sanctuary Road West, Naples, FL 34120
239-348-9151
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Ranked #2 of 103 things to do in Naples
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Activities: Birdwatching, Viewing wildlife, Getting married, Hiking
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Owner description: This 11,000-acre wetland preserve contains a diversity of wildlife, including birds, alligators, whitetail deer and Florida black bears.
St Louis,Missouri
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“Go on a rainy day!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2010

We have been here many times and the best day that we had was a rainy day. We saw a lot of wildlife--alligators, snakes, birds, squirrels. We will be back this summer!

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“A Natural Gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2010

Thanks to the Audubon Society this old growth cypress forest is preserved and accessible for all to enjoy. Nesting ground for endangered wood storks and home to countless other species. Enjoy!

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“Nice stop for a couple hours”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2010

We stopped by the Sanctuary in early April for a couple hours and found the day to be peaceful and relaxing. This was a nice way to break up the beach days when on vacation. The boardwalk is a pretty easy walk for a couple of miles. It might be a little uncomfortable in the heat of the summer. The sanctuary had helpful guides throughout the walk. They showed us things on the scope we would never see with the human eye. Mostly birds and did see the ghost orchid.

We were happy to see 4 different gators. One was moving right under the boardwalk but eluded my camera. I did get shots of two others and we saw a baby far in the distance. The scenery itself is worth it, but can't go wrong with a few gators added in. We did see a couple of raccoons and several birds.

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“Go on a warm, sunny day!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2010

The sanctuary is really beautiful, but unfortunately we went on a cooler, cloudy day and all the birds/animals must have been hiding. I saw a total of 3 birds in the swamp, and saw some hawks flying overhead. It was a nice peaceful walk on the boardwalk, but I would not go again unless it was nice outside and I had a better chance of seeing more wildlife!

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“Flora and Fauna”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2010

We went to Corkscrew by chance while we were at an air boat ride just up the way at Lake Trafford where we saw many birds and alligators. The board walk was lovely and peaceful. We bought a guidebook which was very informative along with the signs on the boardwalk.
We did not see alligators but saw many egrets, herons, ibis, and anhingas,The rangers had viewing areas set up with scopes to see the birds as well as markers on the walk to see different things. Nice little gift shop too.

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