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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 yesterday

The Corkscrew Sanctuary has a boardwalk running through an all natural swamp area. It is the home to one of the only remaining ancient cypress forests in the world, some of the trees in this swamp are over 600 years old. Unfortunately there is a...More

Thank Chelsea K
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Love walking the trails in southwest Florida been on most of them. I don’t get why I have to pay to see the same thing I can go see at numerous other sights. It is still beautiful on the walk. But to expensive for a...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This was our third visit to Corkscrew & there is always something new to see - birds, alligators, raccoons, snakes & beautiful trees, plants & flowers. The staff & volunteers have done an amazing job clearing up after hurricane Irma. Wonderful experience!

Thank NorthYorkshireAnon
Reviewed 1 week ago

Besides the miles of beautiful beach, In my opinion Corkscrew Swamp is the next best nature attraction in Collier County. The boardwalk suffered extensive damage from Hurricane Irma however and the full boardwalk is not open as of this review date. I have not been...More

Thank Mary T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well laid out trail over boardwalk paths that allow easy access for walkers and wheeled transport. Very informative and is slowly recovering from "Irma", Helpful staff and coffee shop a nice bonus.

Thank Symiman
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Drove to the outskirts of town to commune with nature. Some staff are actually volunteers who have a love of nature and their passion shows. It was an easy walk, not too much (maybe too little for some) but witnessed baby alligator and snakes and...More

Thank Eva L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was a bit Leary about going on a walk in a swamp..bugs, heat, and such, but the walkway is mostly in the shade. Loved that lots of trees were labeled and certain plants were identified. Great nature lovers walk...highly recommended!

Thank HikerNonni
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just an awesome place to wander around for a few hours. If you rush through, you'll miss everything that's hiding away in the trees and swamp. Great for kids of all ages, and adults (of all ages). I've been a couple times - most recently...More

Thank Kizambo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Albeit visiting not so long after Irma, the volunteers here have done an incredible job at making the boardwalk suitable for use as quickly as possible. Of course there’s still evidence of Irma, some areas of the boardwalk are still being repaired, but keep in...More

Thank Mand789
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very Nice and cosy environment and people are Very helpful and caring, all volunteers!! We were there after the hit from Irma so part of the Trail was closed but we were satisfied anyway! If you are in to wildlife this is a must do!...More

Thank Niclas E
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eric g
9 March 2017|
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Response from bgf52 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, with supervision. The boardwalk has a railing throughout but as we've seen kids can sometimes overcome barriers if they're determined and not supervised. You might call the sanctuary for further guidance but I didn't... More
20 February 2017|
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Response from dlotter | Property representative |
No, dogs are not permitted on the boardwalk unless they are a certified service dog.
3 February 2017|
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Response from FishNerd7238 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure you really need one as they have volunteers stationed around the boardwalk that will help with sightings. They also offer tours. If you contact them they may have some independent guides they work with.