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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

This was such an interesting sanctuary. You see so many birds, alligators and wildlife in a natural setting

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This boardwalk tour of a swamp was not only good exercise but a great way to see some wildlife in the “wild”.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Ginnylou03908
Reviewed 2 days ago

a very nice place to take a walk. Will see all kinds of birds, flowers and alligators People ride their bikes

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Barbara226
Reviewed 2 days ago

We went with a large group of friends on Saturday. We had a private guide who taught us much about this area and the ecosystem here. The boardwalk provides a safe walking trail over the wetlands and through the the cypress forests. We did see...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 817rhondab
Reviewed 3 days ago

When you walk in to pay/join/whatever, everyone is happy to be there. What a great start to a glorious day. We saw numerous animals listed in the booklet & checked them off as we went. We even saw a bird we'd never seen before. Even...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

But it was well worth it. Little kids may get ancy as it's hit or miss to see birds, alligators, and it's a very long boardwalk. But it's beautiful with plenty of benches. I suggest taking water and a snack. If you move fast you'll...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank mindyjo13
Reviewed 6 days ago

What a beautiful place! We took almost 3 hours to walk the 2.25 mile boardwalk. It was an easy walk and could have been much faster, but we took our time, slowed down and took it all in. We saw a LOT of birds, a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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CorkscrewSwamp, Public Relations Manager at Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for visiting and reviewing us. Please do visit again. You are correct that the sights and sounds change from season to season, depending on weather and wetness. As the water dries down toward spring, the wading birds and alligators will begin congregating around...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Beautiful spot and worth the price and goes to a great, MUCH NEEDED cause here in SWFL. The REAL Florida.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank TinyTortuga
CorkscrewSwamp, Public Relations Manager at Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks for the wonderful review.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I thought this was a great adventure on a day in which it was just a touch too cool for the beach. I saw 2 alligators, a raccoon, and various interesting birds. I thought that it was a little crazy that they charged as much...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank FSJD
CorkscrewSwamp, Public Relations Manager at Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for visiting. We're glad you considered the experience a great adventure. As a non-profit, we largely depend on our $14 admission fee, donations and memberships for funding the mission of protecting the 13,000-acre Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary and helping ensure a healthy environment for...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great time at Corkscrew—in part because we arrived just before 10:30 am when the guided tours began. Ira was a great guide, who imparted lots of info about the flora and fauna we saw. We saw Anhinga, various lizards, alligators with their...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank sheilaa309
CorkscrewSwamp, Public Relations Manager at Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We glad you had a great time. We agree that Ira is a super volunteer and tremendous guide. Thanks for visiting.

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Tatiana G
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
April 30, 2018|
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Response from H5341YRtimb | Reviewed this property |
Guided tours are optional and not required. Visited Corkscrew 3 times now and a self guided tour is perfectly manageable with the accompanying trail map and well marked sights. Lots of birding, gators, snakes in a natural... More
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