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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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375 Sanctuary Rd, Naples, FL 34120-4865
+1 239-348-9151
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Best time to go there is early morning or before closing . We did arrive at 4.30 pm and were allowed for a short trail of 1 hour, if you go earlier you will get the full 2and a half hours tour.

Thank Marie L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary was a very relaxing, beautiful walk on a well maintained, level boardwalk. There were people of all ages there, and the entire boardwalk is wheelchair & stroller accessible. We saw everything from extremely old, tall trees, to flora & fauna, of all...More

Thank lizzitish2
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good opportunity to see the inner working of a swamp while staying dry. Extensive boardwalk trails throughout this sanctuary. The long loop is about 2.5 miles and one should bring a water bottle along. No water or facilities until you return to the offices. Enjoyable...More

Thank paul k
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Sanctuary on our last day in Florida. We have joined the guided tour offered by a volunteer-guide. He educated us about the various environments, plants, and trees we saw on the walking tour. We met many bird lovers. It is true - their...More

Thank elinchen2016
Reviewed 1 week ago

Walk through 3 ecosystems during this 2+ mile walk with a knowledgeable guide in this secluded filled with native growth and wildlife.

Thank Karen K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fabulous boardwalk with opportunities to spot different birds, alligators, lizards, raccoons, plus different eco landscapes to enjoy. Photographers paradise. Allow an hour to enjoy the walk but easy to spend longer there.

Thank Eleanor M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Corkscrew's boardwalk trail (1 1/2 mi) includes 5 different ecosystems from everglades to uplands. Along the way you can see the largest stand of native cypress, pine and palmetto flat woods and a lettuce lake where a resident gator lazes. This is good for everyone...More

Thank Judith M H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great way to see the conservation of South West Florida. We enjoyed all of the scenery and was surprised to see an alligator and a lot of wild birds. Shot several hundred photos that we will be able to share with friends.it was amazing to...More

Thank Steve N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The place is great. I like to go by myself and be the first person out in early am, others prefer late in the day. A good camera with a long zoom is essential for good photos. Bugs will eat you live if there is...More

1  Thank Bob K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This preserve is a great spot for birdlife and wildlife viewing. The conservancy has done a great job with providing boardwalks to enjoy, and the volunteers onsite also made the visit worthwhile!

Thank Steve W
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3 February 2018|
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Response from Leslie M | Reviewed this property |
There are guided tours. I believe early in the day, but check their website.
27 January 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.
Karen L
8 January 2018|
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Response from Charles M | Reviewed this property |
$14 per person to enter the boardwalk, but that allows you entrance for two consecutive days.