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.
- Pets are not allowed.
- The board walk closes at 4:30 PM everyday.
- 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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94.68% 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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Go there!!! It's a really nice place to see and walk through the nature. The staff is really nice (mostly elderly volunteers) and with paying the entrance fee of 14$ you support this part of nature so it won't be torn down to build even more gated vacation communities.
Great place to hike and exercise. Will burn tons of calories. Whole round is about 12 miles, a bit long, especially with all the gators in the middle of the trails. Expect to see and/or walk around them because they WILL be there at the right time. I personally have never had a bad experience there and no one else I’ve hiked with or met there, but never get too close, just in case.
Wow where do I begin, if you are a nature person or interested in the natural world this is a must, never mind the moaners about the entrance fee this is worth every penny, family of 5 one 2 and a half yet old, 2 shall we just say grandparents, the board Walks are accessible by all. The board walk naturalists were so helpful and informative. So what we saw ? Driving into the carpark it started armadillo and distant stalk. On the board walk, in no particular order, 3 snake one of them hunting, 3 gator,s blue heron, snake birds, lots of small birds forgive my memory and ignorance of types, hunting juvenile raccoon looking for frogs and lizards. Small fish, beautiful butterflies, pair of red shouldered hawks one of which had caught a reptile and was eating within feet of us. Wood peckers two types, red bellied turtle. Every time you stopped for some time something would happen, everyone we met would point out with great excitement what they where looking at or had seen. The entrance fee lasts two days my only regret is we visited on the way back traveling home to the UK , I wish we had this type of thing at home. I would return again and again.
Southwest Florida the way it used to be! Audubon has done a great job preserving things while still allowing folks to view this incredible piece of nature. Old growth Cypress trees are awe inspiring.
Excellent for spotting wildlife or just chilling out. Some great birding even at this time of year. Helpful friendly staff, gift shop well stocked and small cafe.