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Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary

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Address: 375 Sanctuary Rd, Naples, FL 34120-4865
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+1 239-348-9151
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7:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 5:30 pm
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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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Very interesting area where you can experience wild life in their own habitat!

Wasn't sure quite what to expect but this place didn't disappoint , the board walk is long enough to spot all types of creatures, we saw huge gaiters, white ibis, snake... read more

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Market Rasen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Wasn't sure quite what to expect but this place didn't disappoint , the board walk is long enough to spot all types of creatures, we saw huge gaiters, white ibis, snake, raccoon.....a fascinating way to spend a morning or afternoon watching creatures in their own environment. Sometimes we were the only ones walking on parts of the board walk, like... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

There are many sights to see. The gallery here has a good variety. Not a hard walk; yes enjoyable - straight thru or stop & go. Animal sightings depend on the day, noise level and weather (too warm they're in the bushes -- go early or late.) Birds are there more to the back half. Lot of cameras especially those... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited the sanctuary with my 88 year old mother and appreciated the fully accessible paths and walkways. Tons of birds, gators and turtles on the second half of the big loop around the preserve. Definitely worth a visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a wonderful adventure. Walked the large loop and it took about 1.5 hours. The path is entirely on a boardwalk dotted with educational posters explaining the trees, plants and critters. We saw a raccoon, alligator, blue heron, two kinds of woodpeckers, flocks of egrets, butterflies and lots of other birds whose names I don't know. Loved the variety... More 

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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Naturalists help spot wildlife along the boardwalk. We spotted birds, raccoons, a snake, and alligators. A bit pricey for adults ($14) but felt worth it for the nice walk and gator sightings. Bring big spray. The discovery center has a nicely stocked gift shop and a small play area for kids.

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North Ridgeville, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Florida's nature at it's best. Remember to wear comfortable walking shoes, bring your camera and binoculars. Allow at least 2 hours for self guided walking tour. Although this is not a solemn place they do encourage you to be quiet, often hearing wildlife prior to seeing. This is truly a birder's paradise. Do not miss on your next visit to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Visited on our holiday lovely warm day really enjoyed would recommend. lots to see and do, a nice afternoon out

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Absolutely worth the drive to wander onto the boardwalk to see the sanctuary. Along the way we encountered various birds, a family of raccoons, turtles and the odd alligator. The rangers that patrol the loop are kind and knowledgeable and will tell you what to look for. The lady at the front desk thought it necessary to storm out and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Husband and I were meeting another couple for dinner so we couldn't stroll like we'd wanted so we came back the next day and spent 3 hours! Many bird sightings. Especially wonderful were the painted buntings, limpkin (a first) and the barred owl that was hooting right overhead. Boardwalk is about a 2.25 mile loop but there are shortcuts. Audubon... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The 2.25-mile boardwalk keeps you above the mushy ground, and gives you a good view of the ecosystem. Guests are advised to be quiet and everyone complied, even the many families with small children. We didn't see much till we reached the last half mile, when we came upon many large wading birds, anhingas, two alligators, and a large turtle.... More 

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