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Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary

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Address: 375 Sanctuary Rd, Naples, FL 34120-4865
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+1 239-348-9151
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07:00 - 17:30
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 17:30
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Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary is a 13,000 acre Preserve. The Sanctuary is open...

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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Beautiful walk

We enjoyed our visit to Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary. The entire 2 mile trail is a boardwalk, so it makes for an easy relaxing walk. We saw lots of birds - hawk, egret, ibis... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Acworth, Georgia
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Acworth, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We enjoyed our visit to Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary. The entire 2 mile trail is a boardwalk, so it makes for an easy relaxing walk. We saw lots of birds - hawk, egret, ibis, heron, anhinga.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Went with an infant, a ten year old and 3 adults. Had a great time walking down the well maintained boardwalk. Saw lots of birds and an alligator. The Cyprus trees are impressive. All around very nice and a great way to spend a couple of hours.

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Northbrook, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Interesting but not outstanding. I could have seen as much over half the 2.25 mile walk. Maybe it was the time of year but just not that varied or dramatic. Very few wild animals could be observed. The swamp was low and perhaps that played a role. Very worth going if you are a scientist at heart, like me but... More 

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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We participated in the Corkscrew Swamp Boardwalk Tour. Our volunteer guide knowledgeably informed us about the swamp's flora and fauna. She explained how water levels affect vegetation and animals. She named birds we saw and told us of their behaviors. The tour is free and lasts one and one-half hours. It is possible to walk the boardwalk without a guide.... More 

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Forest Park, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had another pleasant visit to corkscrew. Saw at least a dozen different bird species, many alligators and a couple turtles. The boardwalk makes it very easy to navigate and suitable for all sorts of people. I wouldn't consider it a hard core birding experience but it's very pleasant. The staff is great and makes if likely you will see... More 

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Old Saybrook, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a 2.5 mile boardwalk. Lots of volunteers share information. Posted signs change based on what is being seen that day/time--alligators, snowy egrets, woodstorks. Very informational. Has one of the last ancient forests in the country. AMAZINGLY beautiful.

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Thank Sue5363
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you tired of all the hectic marathon, this is the place to calm down and bring your mind to order. We went on Monday, so it was not overcrowded. boardwalk takes you on a 2.5 miles or so hike; mostly in the woods and marshland, you all surrounded by the nature. Wear a flattery shirt, shorts and comfy sneakers.... More 

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Thank Victoria V
Braintree, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lovely 2 mile wooden walking trail through a well habitated swamp.Try to visit when it first opens as this is the best time for viewing.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We enjoyed the free boardwalk tour! It was supposed to be 1 1/2 hrs, but was 2 1/2! Keith, our guide, was incredibly knowledgeable!

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I wasn't excited to visit a "swamp," but this place is amazing. Two & half mile boardwalk through the different economy systems of a Florida swamp. Must see to believe. Birds galore, even alligators & some of most beautiful plants I've ever seen.

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