Corkscrew Swamp SanctuaryCurrently Open [Closes at 05:30 pm]
- Address: 375 Sanctuary Road West, Naples FL 34120, United States
- Timings: 07:00 am - 05:30 pm Details
- Ticket Price: 12 USD
- Time Required: 04:00 Hrs
- Tags: Outdoors, Forest, Walking Area, Family And Kids, Nature
About Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, Naples
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 Information
- Pets are not allowed.
- The board walk closes at 4:30 PM everyday.
Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary Ticket Prices
- 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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Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, Naples Reviews
We had a very nice day, but what made it worthwhile was the Rangers with binoculars who could point out Wildlife that would be easily missed if you walked slightly too fast. Binoculars are a must. We went during the dry season, so a hundred percent of the wildlife was in the wet areas. If you have small children, the zoo is more entertaining. The plant life is interesting, and the ecosystems, and it is all natural. It was interesting to see what it was like for centuries.The Naples Botanical Gardens has more to explore, if you want variety.
A photographer's dream. The receding Waters from Lettuce Lake has made a concentration of oxygen devoid water. many species of birds are enjoying the Buffet of fish.. It is a robust nesting season, many different Nest to be seen and photographed. Truly a jewel
If you love birds and mystical encounters with nature, you owe it to yourself to visit this nature center. Right outside the main entrance I saw my first indigo bunting at a feeder and the birding only got better from there. The center has a wooden walkway that winds some 2.5 miles through Corkscrew Swamp containing the oldest cypress trees in the country. The trail has numerous signs along the way that highlight and detail everything of interest and wading birds, song birds, raptors, snakes, anoles, and alligators abound. I have never seen so many different birds in one general location in my life, in some spots along the trail, wading birds by the dozen range through shallow water a few feet away. If you enjoy wildlife photography, I urge you to check this place out. I was stunned by the proximity to spoonbills, herons, and storks that the trail offered. There are numerous benches along the route if you need to rest and strollers and wheelchairs are available for rent so everyone can enjoy what this part of Florida would have looked like hundreds of years ago. We were there in mid-April in the midst of the dry season so many of the wading birds had collected into two small areas that still held water. We did not experience any mosquitoes, but I can imagine that might be a consideration during the wet summer season. You can rent binoculars at the entrance and they also sell a wide variety of repellents if you come unprepared.
This was my first boardwalk in Florida and so far the best. I saw variety of birds, snakes, lizards and of course alligators. I was lucky to meet a big one just a few feet away from trail. You can watch Anhinga to nest & hunt fish underwater. Also it's impressive to see Bald Cypress trees which are about 500 years old. Anybody who likes natures will love it :-)
This is one of the most amazing places on earth. A pleasant walk on a dry boardwalk well above the water line through a forest of giant cypress and other trees festooned with bromeliads and orchids. Great any time of year. Home of one of the most famous and well-known Ghost Orchids in Florida.
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