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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 3 days ago via mobile

My first time here was in May 2015 & I can't get enough! I've been there 5 times & am planning to return again in December. As I head out from the visitor's center down the boardwalk, I feel like I'm walking into a magical...More

Thank Michele H
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a great place for a nature walk and bird watching but it will be closed for awhile due to hurricane Irma. I went swamp walking near by and came up behind the boardwalk and it has extensive damage and I would call before...More

Thank Tramachef
Reviewed 4 days ago

This has to be one of favourite places in Naples. We had a brilliant stroll through the sanctuary and saw gators, tree frogs, spiders, fluffy Caterpillars, cranes and others. The walkways are partially shaded by cypress trees. So it wasn't to hot. It was just...More

Thank Greg K
Reviewed 6 days ago

Wonderful stroll along a boardwalk with lots of nature to behold. From reptiles, gators, birds and all in their natural habitat. Very warm in the summer, so bring water!

Thank Annette W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

a beautiful walk thru the swamp (on a boardwalk) with tons of wildlife flora Bring water, a hat, bug spray, and your walking shoes

Thank StefaniUsa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Everyday in Florida is different depending on current weather conditions. Day I visited was overcast and cooler saw some wildlife but not much. Nice boardwalk will try again another time hopefully with better luck..

Thank redman852
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed the experience, the boardwalk is huge, we saw lots of wildlife including a gator, ibis and birds of prey. The guidebook was good too as it listed all the plants and animals you were likely to see and a handy map. All in...More

Thank Gillie780
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place looks different every time you go. If it has been raining you have lots of water and it is beautiful but a bit eerie in places. If it's dry there isn't much to see but a nice walk. You can take a tour...More

Thank Jeffrey G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have been coming here as often as possible for more than 30 years. A different experience every time. Many different ecosystems and a variety of wildlife. Even when animals and birds are scarce, the topography is worth it.

Thank Lyn N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tranquil setting and gorgeous scenery a bird watchers paradise.Go early in the morning much better chance of seeing wildlife

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eric g
10 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
21 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.