Audubon Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, Naples

4.6
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was created to protect two species of cypress trees that were at risk of being wiped out in the 1940s and 50s. Today it is a National Audubon Society sanctuary. Wet prairie, pond and bald cypress, and marshlands attract regional reptiles and birds. Keep your eyes open for cottonmouth snakes and alligators that prowl the shallow waters. Stroll along the boardwalk, added in 1955, to view the varied ecosystem. Plan to visit Audubon Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Naples attractions using our Naples day trip planner .
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  • Well -- not so out of the way if you are coming from the west coast of Florida. (We drove from Miami.) We spent a couple of hours walking the boardwalk during a week day during early spring. That mean...  more »
  • The entire walk is an elevated boardwalk with many places to sit and is mostly shaded. The temperature was around 80 for our walk, but with the shade it was very comfortable. We saw many birds, as wel...  more »
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  • Corkscrew swamp is a worthwhile escape from the people and traffic of Naples. It is real Florida but unlike some of the old, tacky Florida attractions, it is clean, fresh, and natural. Our guide was knowledgeable and engaging. We brought our three kids (10, 8 and 3) including a stroller and it was a favorite day for all of us. What an amazing place in this world. Thanks for all that you do!
  • The Corkscrew Swamp was amazing. The 2.24 mile boardwalk took about 3.5 hours to walk with us reading, taking pictures, and stopping at the areas with benches to wait quietly to see what animals we could find. In the 2 days we were there we saw over 3 dozen gators, including over a dozen babies, a water moccasin, 4 small banded water snakes, and 3 raccoons. We also saw red shouldered hawks, ibises, herons-3 or 4 different species-yellow bellied sap suckers, different kids of vultures and swallow tailed kites to name about 1/3 of the birds we knew. There were lots of other animals too, turtles-at least 2 kinds-pig frogs, and fish to name a few. It was an amazing weekend. We're learned so much, with the help of the volunteers there, and just had an great weekend enjoying some time getting back to nature.

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