This is a National Audubon Society Sanctuary that was mainly set up to protect and conserve the largest remaining stands of Bald cypress and Pond Cypress. These were continuously getting damaged in the continuous logging in the mid- 20th century.
This beautiful piece of nature is not very big but is definitely a true escape from the hustles of city. It is the Gateway Site for the Great Florida Birding Trail.
- The main attraction of this sanctuary is the board walk. Along this you can walk over pine flat woods, wet prairies, pond cypress, bald cypress and marshy terrains.
- You will find storks and other beautiful wetland birds over here.
- Special species include limpkin, barred owl, swallow- tailed kite, American alligators and cotton mouth.
- The visitor center of this sanctuary has a Living Machine demonstration site.
Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary Travel Tips
- Pets are not allowed.
- The board walk closes at 4:30 PM everyday.
Entrance Ticket Details For Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary
- Full-time college student with photo ID: USD 6
- National Audubon Society member with current membership card: USD 6
- Student (6-18 years old): USD 4
- Children under 6: free
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59.12% of people who visit Naples include Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary in their plan
89.66% of people start their Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary visit around 08 AM
People usually take around 4 Hrs to see Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary
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Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary Reviews & Ratings
Great place, relaxing and surprising. We saw raccoons, snakes, woodpeckers, alligators, old growth cypress trees. Staff were on hand to give interesting facts. Excellent boardwalk totally handicap accessible. Love this place.
Corkscrew Swamp is my favorite Wetland orientated park in the United States. Why? There are so many pluses versus the rest. The only feature not provided is camping. It has the room, but the main reason it is there at all is the untouched water, wetland plants and animals. Animals don't get names. It is not a zoo. Animals are in their natural settings and you are the visitor, walking or gleefully skipping along a Brazil wood raised walkway. This preservation is supported by visitors. Each plant, bird, insect, alligator, mammal is wild. You are there to protect and respect them. This is a self-guided tour with rangers along your exhilarating walk for help and knowledge. Each pass you buy is good for 2 days. Their provided food is filling and if you dare, there are chairs on a raised deck outside the center, but most of us enjoy the inside air conditioning, gift-souvenirs shop and dining area to catch our breath and talk. Rather than spoil your wild adventure, I am providing pictures, as it is a photographer's heaven on Earth.
Beautiful 2.25 mile walk through a gorgeous swamp. Not to be missed! The staff is friendly and ready to answer any questions. Coming from New Jersey, Corkscrew Swamp was liking visiting another world. The plants and animals were unreal, and we were overjoyed to have an alligator swim right up to pose for pictures! There were so many amazing anoles and even some terrifying grasshoppers but every creature and plant was so amazing!
Excellent boardwalk trail. Staff friendly and informative. Restrooms clean. Saw huge gator, egrets, bullfrogs, large grasshoppers, heard otters but didn't see. Only negative was the family who came as we started in the trail who didn't respect the fact that you had to be quiet to be able to get the real feel for the swamp. We wound up taking a pit stop so they would get far ahead of us before we continued.
This is a great restoration/preservation project and place to visit. There is a 2.5 mile boardwalk which winds through several kinds of native habitat. It's largely shaded, but still hot, and bug protection is highly recommended. There's lots of wildlife to view and families will find it interesting & informative. We highly recommend it!
I was at the Santuary Monday - April 1. I lost my glasses. Did anyone turn in my prescriptive glasses.Answer Report Abuse
I suggest you contact the staff at Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary and inquire about your glasses. You may call on (239) 348-9151 and ask about it.Report Abuse