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Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary

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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...more
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375 Sanctuary Rd, Naples, FL 34120-4865
+1 239-348-9151
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A lovely place to take your family for a walk through natural Florida swampland. (Which is typically not possible). Because the boardwalk is high above the ground, it gives you the opportunity to go into a natural habitat for many bird and animal species, but...More

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Reviewed yesterday

We walked on the 2 mile boardwalk with Audubon Volunteer Russ for the 10:30 tour - it was a fantastic learning experience- lasting about 2 hours. We saw the “old Florida” environment with numerous animals and birds.

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I visited here and had a great time. It takes approximately 2.5 hours to walk around slowly looking at all the animals and plant life. We saw lots of alligators, frogs, birds and fish. A very enjoyable way to spend a morning or afternoon.

Thank 306rennys
Reviewed 6 days ago

Long (2+ mile) boardwalk thru a variety of terrains--swamp to pine woods. Past many sentinel cypress trees, well-signed. Wildlife included racoons, hawks, anhinga, cottonmouth snake. Even in early December we saw number of flowers. Many air plants (Bromeliads), none in bloom, but with old bloom...More

Thank TravelFan34602
Reviewed 6 days ago

This place is amazing. We visited it during a too-cold for the beach day in our visit in naples and enjoyed it very much. The boardwalk and the scenery were very cool and the information plates around the course were interesting and worth reading. We...More

Thank Sean L
CorkscrewSwamp, Public Relations Manager at Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for visiting and the 5-star review.

Reviewed 1 week ago

the minute you walk in the doors there trying to get you to buy memberships and then after the walk ... they want you to spend more money at the so called gift shop nature store ... everything is extremely tacky and pricey they walk...More

Thank aussylove
CorkscrewSwamp, Public Relations Manager at Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

We're sorry that your visit to Corkscrew was disappointing. We take pride in keeping our restrooms fresh and clean, and regret that you found conditions unsatisfactory during your visit. Corkscrew is a non-profit, depending almost entirely on donations, memberships, admission fees, and sales in the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We went on a guided walk along the boardwalk with Jerry. There isn't much that man doesn't know! We kept stopping to have flowers, plants, trees and animals pointed out to us and then we got the background information that really made the day interesting....More

Thank Rexgom
CorkscrewSwamp, Public Relations Manager at Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We agree that Jerry is an amazing volunteer and tour guide! He often leads the daily 10:30 a.m. guided tour on Wednesdays and shares his deep knowledge about the fauna and flora of Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary. Many people know Jerry as the host of our...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

The sanctuary is run by the Audubon Society, has an amazing boardwalk through various swamp ecosystems, and is unlike anything else in the area. You'll see the last stand of bald cypress, get some area history, and feel the timelessness of how it used to...More

Thank DenverDon27
CorkscrewSwamp, Public Relations Manager at Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the 5-star review. We're glad you had an excellent visit and hope to see you again!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have gone at different times of the year. Very interesting to see how the season, weather conditions, etc will change the look of the swamp. Easy to navigate, knowledgeable volunteers throughout the sanctuary. Very nice gift shop. Look for admission discount coupon in Naples area...More

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CorkscrewSwamp, Public Relations Manager at Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the review. Your suggestions for visitors are excellent.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was not our first visit to Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary. It is always a different experience due to the time of the year and the time of day. A great walk on the boardwalk surrounded by nature. The Sanctuary has volunteers on the boardwalk, believe...More

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CorkscrewSwamp, Public Relations Manager at Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for being a frequent visitor. We look forward to your return. And thanks for sharing the suggestion to new visitors that they have good walking shoes, binoculars, water and a field guide. Good advice.

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Tatiana G
November 12, 2018|
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Response from Jacques C | Reviewed this property |
WE have been there at all times of the day, and have seen alligators on all the trips, I believe.
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!
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