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Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary

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375 Sanctuary Rd, Naples, FL 34120-4865
+1 239-348-9151
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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 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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“cypress trees” (149 reviews)
“audubon society” (97 reviews)
“wood storks” (78 reviews)
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375 Sanctuary Rd, Naples, FL 34120-4865
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+1 239-348-9151
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"cypress trees"
in 149 reviews
"audubon society"
in 97 reviews
"wood storks"
in 78 reviews
"painted buntings"
in 65 reviews
"old growth"
in 63 reviews
"barred owl"
in 59 reviews
"ghost orchid"
in 37 reviews
"short cut"
in 27 reviews
"bring binoculars"
in 28 reviews
"lettuce lake"
in 26 reviews
"red shouldered hawk"
in 37 reviews
"board walk"
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"dry season"
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"boardwalk trail"
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"bird watchers"
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"great nature"
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"wading birds"
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Reviewed 5 days ago

got to the swamp early in the morning the best time saw lots of wild life , deers ,frogs ,a raccoon,moths , butter flies, squirrels loads of birds, alligators, turtles and lizards tee jay was very helpful in telling us about the ghost orchid which...More

Thank shaun k
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were so lucky! It was a quiet afternoon so we were able have the 2.5 mile boardwalk almost to ourselves! What a gem of a place. We saw so much from gators, birds, lizards not to mention the beautiful plant life, pine flat woods,...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Northern most tip of Everglades with plants and animals typical of fartherr south. Giant, ancient trees. Excellent birding. I think I've been there 13 times.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Go early before the heat and bugs and you'll be rewarded with a myriad of wildlife going about their daily routine. A beautiful walk that I could take every day.

Thank Kristal R
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited with my family and we were a little sceptic if we would see cool animals in this heat but we were proven wrong. Right behind the first Biotop we surprisingly got picked up by a terrific guy named Teejay. We didn’t book a tour...More

1  Thank Alwaysopenforadventu
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is great! Original cypress swamp as it existed hundreds and thousands of years ago, with a 2 1/2 mile boardwalk providing great views and good, informative signs along the way. There are plenty of benches and rain shelters along the boardwalk, and naturalist...More

1  Thank Rob E
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited with my family and while it is a special place to visit because it is untouched and a good cause. It was a long 2.2 walk and didn't see a thing. It was so hot we couldn't wait to get out and finish. It...More

Thank Joenader@gmail.... J
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Read all the good reviews on this place so paid it a visit expecting to see all kinds of wildlife such as alligators etc. Unfortunately we didn’t see anything other than a lizard and a squirrel which you can see anywhere. I’m Not knocking the...More

1  Thank Neil F
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Seriously humid under the trees but worth it as it is very beautiful. Saw gators, lizards, a Northern Cardinal and heard the distinctive calls of the Pig Frog. Guided tours are not available every day - I guess it may change but if you want...More

1  Thank Dave W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well it was a slightly wet day and we looked at what we could do. Saw this place on trip advisor and thought we would give it a go. Great decision and we had a fantastic time and it was superb value. We were totally...More

3  Thank john o
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P G
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!
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kopfgs
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
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Ponypower8
January 27, 2018|
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Response from aguailuminada | Reviewed this property |
They are definitely wheelchair accessible and you can contact them at their site. They responsive.
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