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Wood Storks nesting at Audubon's Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary | Photo: Ralph Arwood

Experience the Western Everglades

A visit to Audubon's Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary is a journey into the heart of the Everglades ecosystem. Discover the rugged beauty of this famed natural area on Corkscrew's famous boardwalk - a 2.5-mile adventure through pine flatwoods, wet prairie, around a marsh, and finally into the largest old growth Bald Cypress forest in North America. 

Located about 30 minutes east of Naples, Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary is home to hundreds of alligators, otters, white-tailed deer, and red-bellied turtles. A wide variety of wading birds, songbirds, raptors and the fabulous Painted Bunting can be seen throughout the year. Photo opportunities are available at every turn of the boardwalk trail.

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Plan Your Visit

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Conservation
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Conservation

Audubon Florida uses Corkscrew science to protect Everglades birds and their habitats.

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About Corkscrew's Boardwalk
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About Corkscrew's Boardwalk

Visitors to Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary find a gentle, pristine wilderness.

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Corkscrew's Ghost Orchids
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Corkscrew's Ghost Orchids

As of June 18 no buds are on the ghost orchid at Corkscrew. Please check back for updates.

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Birds of Corkscrew
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Birds of Corkscrew

Learn about the birds that nest and forage at Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary.

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