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Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary

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375 Sanctuary Rd, Naples, FL 34120-4865
+1 239-348-9151
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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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“audubon society” (96 reviews)
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375 Sanctuary Rd, Naples, FL 34120-4865
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+1 239-348-9151
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"cypress trees"
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"audubon society"
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"wood storks"
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"painted buntings"
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"old growth"
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"barred owl"
in 59 reviews
"ghost orchid"
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"short cut"
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"lettuce lake"
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"red shouldered hawk"
in 37 reviews
"board walk"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This place was much better than I thought! The boardwalk was made right through the middle of the Everglades! Being July and very hot I had big doubts about walking through the sanctuary at 2:00 in the afternoon. We saw 4 or more good size...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It was raining when we went there yesterday. Maybe that is why we saw no gators? We did see dozens today at the CREW park, just a few miles away. But the boardwalks at Corkscrew are beautifully done. Really splendid. And most of the walk...More

Thank janvdc3
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A wonderful place to tour one of Florida’s beautiful swamps but for my wife and I, it’s the place to go to view the rare Ghost Orchid. So we go each year and trek across the boardwalk for a mile or so to see this...More

Thank Al B
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have hiked in Corkscrew many times and gave truly enjoyed the site. We bring our grandchildren whenever they come down to visit us in Florida. A hidden gem worth the drive from Naples. There is plenty of wild life to observe and native plants.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

In all the wooden boardwalk is 2.5 miles long unless you take the shortcut where we spent 4 hours taking in all the sounds (mainly of the pig frogs) and sights this stunning place has to offer. I would recommend hiring the binoculars for $3...More

Thank Tracey F
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Reviewed 1 week ago

So peaceful, I could walk there daily. I've been there a various times throughout the year - it's always beautiful and peaceful.

Thank LauraK1224
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Kinda far out of our way, but it was definitely worth it! They have a 2.5 mile boardwalk, with a short cut to shorten it to 1 mile (if your not up to the walking). Plenty of wildlife to spot and tons of shade on...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our visit to Corkscrew. Went early before it was too hot and still had some shade offered by the canopy. Stunning place - lot of different things to see so something for everyone if you are nature lovers. Birds, snakes, gators, frogs,...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Easy trip, but it can be a long one. Close up views of snakes, alligators and many different kinds of birds. Beautifully documented entrance area and fabulous gift shop.Then comes a long boardwalk around the outside of the sanctuary and with walkways going deep into...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A really nice and peaceful experience. A just over 2 mile boardwalk tour on your own in the forest/swamp/wetlands Lot of animals to see, birds, alligators, lizards, otters etc. Loved it a lot, would recommend and visit again

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P G
April 30, 2018|
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Response from Julia M | Reviewed this property |
There were guided tours and very informative; we went at it alone and it was about 2 hours plus, lots to read and see and worth every minute. Plan on about 3 hours, there is so much to take in!
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kopfgs
February 3, 2018|
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Response from Austine F | Reviewed this property |
Yes there are guided walks - check out the facility's website
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Ponypower8
January 27, 2018|
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Response from aguailuminada | Reviewed this property |
They are definitely wheelchair accessible and you can contact them at their site. They responsive.
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