We came here about 4:15 in the afternoon (the park closes at 5:30) and were treated to a vast array of wildlife along the 2.5 mile boardwalk trail through Corkscrew Swamp. We saw green and brown lizards everywhere (anoles), tons of beautiful white wood storks, heron, many other birds, and alligators! And not only did we see alligators but we watched a bull alligator and another alligator glide through the water toward a wood stork who paid them absolutely no mind. We, however, were very nervous about whether the stork would be caught (it wasn't). After a while the bull alligator bellowed loudly a number of times, likely calling to a would be mate nearby. As we continued along the boardwalk we saw maybe 8-10 baby alligators very close to the boardwalk. Even our 20 year old daughter, often bored by such things, got out her cell phone and texted pictures to her friends! The boardwalk winds its way through trees and over swampland and is a beautiful, easy walk. Maybe we just got lucky but we had an incredible hour and a half here (could have stayed much longer). Birders will love this park but so will anyone who likes to be outside and observe a variety of birds and wildlife. We highly recommend this park!
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