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Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary

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Address: 375 Sanctuary Rd, Naples, FL 34120-4865
Phone Number: 12393489151
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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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Beautiful, peaceful environment

We visited during the summer, and there were just a handful of other visitors on the boardwalk. Remember to bring water and bug spray, though there is a little shop where you can... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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chicago, illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited during the summer, and there were just a handful of other visitors on the boardwalk. Remember to bring water and bug spray, though there is a little shop where you can purchase cute souvenirs and sundries. While water is allowed on the boardwalk, food and other drinks are not allowed. The staff is super friendly and the guides... More 

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Essex, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We saw plenty of birds, insects and lizards. We saw a couple of raccoons and a turtle too. The boardwalk is safe and there are some scattered shelters from the sun and rain. It is very enjoyable as long as you bring lots of water and go to the toilet before you start walking. Be careful or you might miss... More 

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Bonita Springs, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We try to visit every other year or so. It never disappoints. I'm a photographer and there lots of fun things to snap. Allow 2~3 hours.

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Thank Spoonball
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

There's plenty of shade as you walk through the boardwalk, there were sounds of different birds as walked, in some areas we could hear crickets too. There were plenty of woody woodpeckers. At some point we saw a gator taking a nap, it had a rich black color. We spent about three hours there, we really took our time because... More 

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Thank Angelica A
Milford, Connecticut
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My family and I were really looking forward to Corkscrew Sanctuary. But all we saw was a bird and a couple of frogs. My family and I did everything right. We got there early and we were so quiet!! I guess the place is hit or miss.

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Thank ismorse123
Toronto, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Just after we started down the boardwalk the rain storm started and continued through out our time on the trail. However, it did not affect the overall experience. The National Audubon Society had done a terrific job with this sanctuary. Probably because of the rain we did not see too much wildlife, but that did not lessen the overall experience.... More 

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Thank Janet B
Gahanna, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Very friendly staff had a great time on the boardwalk. Saw a couple large alligators one up close. Very educational and not too taxing on middle age knees.

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Thank kseidel7882
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Walking through Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary was a blast. The boardwalk runs through the entire Swamp and has lots to see, from botanical to live alligators. We saw birds, flowers, alligators and other animals. I can only imagine that this sanctuary gets better in the spring when the birds arrive to nest and raise their chicks. We will definitely go back... More 

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Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Corkscrew National Park is one of my favorite places in Naples. Each time I go I see a pretty new flower, alligators and turtles basking in the sun, owls hanging out or near the boardwalk... Corkscrew is also home of the famous, elusive, and highly rare Ghost Orchid, which I've been lucky enough to see in bloom (via a camera... More 

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Thank Michelle R
Malvern, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Corkscrew swamp sanctuary is a great place to visit to see native flowers, trees, plants, and wild life. It is home to a very rare ghost orchid. We observed many different birds, alligators and other wild life.

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