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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” (147 reviews)
“audubon society” (95 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"
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"audubon society"
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"old growth"
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"barred owl"
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"lettuce lake"
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"board walk"
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"red shouldered hawk"
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"dry season"
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"great nature"
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Reviewed today via mobile

Beautyful nature, great walk. Animals are not guaranteed but if you walk slow and take a look around you will find smaller and bigger animals.

Thank NadineW133
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This place has a nice two plus mile boardwalk through an old Florida swamp with Large Cypress trees and other vegetation. But unless you hit it a just the right time you won’t see much Wild life. June is just not a good time as...More

Thank Mrharley
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Reviewed yesterday

The Audubon Society did a great job here, not only saving the old Cypress trees from destruction but also building boardwalks so that the trees and wildlife can be viewed by all. The entrance facility is very nice, complete with a lunch area and an...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

The walk on the boardwalk allows you to see many birds and plants and trees in an old Florida setting! It is mostly shaded and when you visit the ponds, you see many of Florida wading birds very close to the observation deck. Bring your...More

Thank Geri B
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My wife and I spent about four hours enjoying wildlife. We saw eleven species of birds, several butterflies, two alligators, a family of raccoons as well as a raccoon who met us on the boardwalk as well as a red corn snake. While we walked...More

Thank Milford_PaMooseman
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There are two different routes you can walk on, and they meet up. Which was great for our family...some wanted the longer route while others did the short one, and we met at the connection point, which is also where lots of the wildlife are...More

Thank Sheri S
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were a little late for the best time to visit. We saw very little in the way of birds. Birds that we see daily at home were abundant. No gators, very little in the way of flowering plants, no butterflies consequently. BUT we highly...More

Thank E S
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited today with my wife and daughter aged 11, Really good experience walking through the wetland on the boardwalk seeing snakes- gators- birds-raccoons. Full walk was 2.25miles which was easy enough to do and took around 2.5hrs. Recommend it to anyone looking for a break...More

Thank Fozzy1969
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went with two adults and two kids 9 and 11. We had a great time. We told the kids that you have to go slow and pay attention as you're going through the sanctuary to see all the wildlife. We did get the binoculars...More

1  Thank Julie S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My first visit was informative and interesting. The volunteers are so helpful and their passion for their work shows. On my second visit the hurricane had destroyed several of the legendary cypress trees so I was sad. Please check for the best time to see...More

1  Thank Elizabeth H
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1 May 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
4 February 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
28 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.
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