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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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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

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Birds and nature at it's best. A fabulous piece of preserved nature thanks to Audubon. It is a peaceful place to observe nature. I do believe children could benefit from it very much but they would need to be quiet.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Walking along the boardwalk is a great way to immerse oneself into the swamp. Entry is a bit pricey, but after walking the 2.5 mile boardwalk, we agreed it was worth it. We saw the biggest alligator we have ever seen in the wild as well as birds, lizards and panther scat. Multiple signs along the trail that tell about... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This was the highlight of my visit to Florida. Boardwalk takes you through various ecosystems. Saw many of the animals found in guide. Buy it, helpful and only $3. Guide placed at points of interest sometimes with viewing scopes to help you see a lounging alligator or feeding bird. Saw a anhinga spear and eat a fish 20' feet away.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This 2.5 mile boardwalk nature trail is an exceptional experience. The quiet of the forest and water is nearly deafening. You will see wild animals in nature you wouldn't have even noticed if the environment in this reserve was not so serene. The slightest movement on the water or land nearby will rivet your attention and you will then see... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed two days of visiting Corkscrew Swamp. Saw many birds, including a male painted bunting, alligators and even a raccoon. Would definitely recommend to anyone wanting to visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is a great place to discover real florida nature and see some animals in their real habitat. Plan at least on 2 hours and take your time while walking the boardwalk - this is great place to calm down and enjoy the silence and nature. Definitely worth a visit.

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Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A must-see when visiting Collier County in Southwest Florida. Diversity of wildlife never disappoints. Thanks to Audubon for protecting this very special habitat/old growth cypress from greed/development. I remember when an Audubon membership provided admission to Corkscrew, but this is no longer true. Annual membership fee for "just Corkscrew" was too pricey for a nature lover on a budget. Intern... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice walk, easy, lots of plants and animals to see. Don't do this on a hot humid day. Might be buggy in the humid summer. Hope for a breeze.

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Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Corkscrew Swamp sanctuary is an amazing boardwalk trip through Florida swamplands. You can see panthers, birds, owls, deer, gators and stunning old growth flora and fauna. We have a membership which offers special tours, art evenings and other fun and unique experiences. Totally make time to see this gem when you are in town!

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