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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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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... read more

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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday 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 yesterday 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 yesterday 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday 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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Braintree, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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 2 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 3 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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Hudson, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Honestly, it started out a little slow but about 1/2 way through the boardwalk things started to pick-up. I saw so many "things" I went from "how the heck to I get out of here quickly to what exciting bird am I going to see next?" I have bursitis in my right hip so I wasn't sure I was going... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It is bit of a drive from Naples but well worth the trip. Elevated walkway thru untouched swamp and an interesting visitor center. There are usually lots of photographers along the way who are always happy to point out what they are scoping and most will let you take a peek as well. The route is suitable for wheelchairs as... More 

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Providence, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It's always a pleasure visiting Corkscrew.... even if you don't see much it the way of awesome sightings... the 2-mile boardwalk in the middle of the habitat of birds and gators is always relaxing. The plant life is awesome always.

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