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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
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This was a fantastic outing. The sanctuary is a gem, and shouldn't be missed. Although it's only 2 1/2 miles, take your time. You're more likely to see and hear different birds, snakes etc. At Lettuce Lake, a mother alligator was just below us on...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

2.5 mile boardwalk through protected cypress swamp. We saw 2 owls, several gators. There are wood stork nests, but we didn’t see any of the birds. This walk would likely still be nice in the heat of summer as much of the boardwalk is in...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Been coming to Naples ,Florida for years. The Sanctuary has been on our Bucket list it seems forever. Was not a good day to visit the Beach,surf was too rough. Glad we did,the Boardwalk took along a two and a half mile walk. Too another...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Jgeptp
Reviewed 3 days ago

The entire walk was on a raised boardwalk meandering through swampy forest and grassy areas. This was one of my favorite places. It was cool under the canopy and we had great views of beautiful painted buntings as well as alligator babies and migrating songbirds....More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Booshistorm
Reviewed 3 days ago

To be fair, I think we must have gone on an "off day." One of the employees even apologized, unprompted, as we were walking around the boardwalk about the lack of wildlife sightings today. I was reading the other reviews about people seeing alligators, turtles,...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed a great day walking the boardwalk. Amazing scenery and quite a few animal sightings - owls, alligators (including babies!), turtles, snakes, and so many birds. The walk was peaceful and quiet - for the most part. Occasionally we encountered some people who didn’t...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank ABC6630
CorkscrewSwamp, Public Relations Manager at Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for visiting. We're glad you had such a good time. We have signs reminding guests that this is a sanctuary and the quiet setting is why many people come here. From time to time, our staff and volunteers need to remind visitors about...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Scenic walk along a raise boardwalk. Lots of birds and other natural wildlife to see. Walk along at your own pace. Observation posts along the route with well spaced “rain shelters” in the event of a passing shower. We saw snakes, gators and tons of...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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CorkscrewSwamp, Public Relations Manager at Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks for visiting. We're glad there was so much to see. Our visitor sightings board certainly was filled up with entries from guests yesterday.

Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to the swamp in the late morning, but before the hot afternoon sun. We had a volunteer tour guide for the first 15 minutes - he said - but ended up being more like an hour. It was really informative, but could have...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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CorkscrewSwamp, Public Relations Manager at Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for visiting and reviewing us.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Just love it here. You see something different every time.the boardwalk makes it easily accessible for all and the volunteers and staff are very informative, pointing things out to you when they notice them. We saw an alligator and her babies this time and a...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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CorkscrewSwamp, Public Relations Manager at Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for visiting. Sounds like some very interesting sights.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is a must see. It is so peaceful and relaxing. We expected to be there under two hours but it turned into nearly four. There were birds and flowers I've never seen. Also spotted an alligator, snake and just missed some otters. This...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Janet E
CorkscrewSwamp, Public Relations Manager at Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

We're glad that you were so pleasantly surprised by your visit to Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary. We love the "must see" recommendation. Thank you.

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mikupp
March 1, 2019|
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Response from Leslieforlife | Reviewed this property |
Not too far away ~ 5 miles, perhaps.
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williame185
February 8, 2019|
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Response from birder372 | Reviewed this property |
Generally yes. Early morning is good. If you are a birder you will miss most of the migrating species which peak in March & April. also water level can see them away - too deep three weeks ago but last year same time there... More
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996tatianag
November 12, 2018|
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Response from CorkscrewSwamp | Property representative |
Audubon's Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary has an abundance of alligators but you won't find crocodiles here. Florida crocodiles are much rarer and are found in coastal areas with brackish or saltwater. The swamp is freshwater. In... More
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