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Address: 375 Sanctuary Rd, Naples, FL 34120-4865
Phone Number: +1 239-348-9151
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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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There is a great two mile walk along a boardwalk, through a variety of ecosystems. We were lucky enough to see several alligators, a number of birds and a cottonmouth snake. The... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

There is a great two mile walk along a boardwalk, through a variety of ecosystems. We were lucky enough to see several alligators, a number of birds and a cottonmouth snake. The nature guides strolling along the trail were very helpful with pointing things out. The giant cypress trees were well signposted. There is a small coffee shop at the... More 

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Kennebunk, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went for the two plus mile walk all on boardwalk we came away with some fabulous animal sightings and great descriptions by the volunteer naturalists that were ww=very informative. We had a great close up with a curious raccoon and awe saw the biggest gator ever ( we were told that he ws over 14 feet) and to hear... More 

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Herne Bay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This our second visit to this attraction, it is well worth a visit, lots to see and very peaceful. The staff are very friendly and very helpful, you can tell that they are proud of what they do and of what they know, their knowledge of this place is very interesting.

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Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Have been here several times and the family always enjoys our visit. It is a pristine wilderness, often with cool breezes as you explore the swamp. The walkways make it so easy to navigate. We have seen small and very large alligators, a racoon family foraging for their breakfast in the waters. There are so many birds to enjoy as... More 

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Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place to bird watch. Great place to walk on the board walk. You get to see nature at its finest. I highly recommend this place

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

What a beautiful location. It really does provide visitors with a sense of what the area was like before the massive development. It also helps people better appreciate the importance of protecting & conserving undeveloped, 'wild' lands. The walk was beautiful & so peaceful. It was fun to see alligators, a snake & birds, but it would have been just... More 

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Cape Coral, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Gorgeous walk through the true old Florida landscape. The whole thing is handicap accessible. Lot's of informational plaques throughout.

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Estero, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This place provides a glimpse of what the area must have looked like to Ford and Edison many years ago. The combination of walkways and information is great. Who knew a swamp was so interesting?

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Hickory, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent a nice morning at the swamp and cypress areas on the massive boardwalk. Lots of birds to see, heard owls several times, caught sight of a small gator and a few turtles. Helpful staff.

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Bath, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Go every time in Naples take a lunch eat outside or in doors Easy walk on boardwalk either short or long route take water with you great history

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