Audubon Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, Naples

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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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  • We really enjoyed our visit to Corkscrew. Went early before it was too hot and still had some shade offered by the canopy. Stunning place - lot of different things to see so something for everyone if ...  more »
  • Easy trip, but it can be a long one. Close up views of snakes, alligators and many different kinds of birds. Beautifully documented entrance area and fabulous gift shop.Then comes a long boardwalk aro...  more »
  • A really nice and peaceful experience. A just over 2 mile boardwalk tour on your own in the forest/swamp/wetlands Lot of animals to see, birds, alligators, lizards, otters etc. Loved it a lot, would r...  more »
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  • Went there towards the end of the summer. The bugs we're not that bad. The boardwalk is well maintained. Still some damage from Hurricane Irma present in the trees and the boardwalk. We got to see the ghost orchid in the Cypress tree. It is well worth the price of admission. You can actually walk thru a Cypress swamp without getting into the swamp. I will recommend this place to all of my friends and colleagues.
  • This place is just beautiful and peaceful. Great to go alone if you just want a walk to center yourself or with a small group to enjoy a beautiful eco system. The place is very well maintained (keep in mind this is a swamp and things weather quickly) definitely recommend!
  • A morning well spent! The swamp was very peaceful and beautiful. The first half of the trail was mainly just the grasslands and trees, we were able to spot a lot of birds including some hawks and a hummingbird. The back half does get crowded but we saw alligators, spoon bills, ibis, wood storks and several other birds and reptiles. It was a lot of fun and a great wildlife preserve.
  • Highly recommend. Very cool boardwalk, saw all kinds birds, gators, snakes and reptiles. Naturalists on the boardwalk to help you and make sure you don't miss anything. We luckily timed our visit during a bit of a feeding frenzy at the end of the dry season. Took some stunning pictures. Make sure your camera is well charged. It's full of beautiful scenery and wildlife.
  • Fantastic boardwalk through an area that is the closest thing to Jurassic Park you will ever see. 2+ miles of boardwalk going in and out of the cypress. Lots of good signage. Lots of photo opportunities. Heard lots of animals but only really saw lizards. Saw the splash from one alligator. The rains came up quickly and land that was dry was soon under a foot water. Very interesting to be there at that moment. Nice gift shop. Pleasant people. Everyone should go.

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