Ancient Forest Walking Tours

A guided boardwalk tour in Corkscrew's ancient bald cypress forest, the world's largest remaining old growth bald cypress forest. Please note the October date is on hold pending repairs to the Corkscrew boardwalk from the damage from Irma.

Next Ancient Forest Tour:   

April 27th-National Arbor Day

9:00 am to 12:00 (noon)

It is Corkscrew's upcoming 64th anniversary year under the protection of the National Audubon Society.  Corkscrew's ancient bald cypress forest is the world's largest remaining old growth bald cypress forest and was protected from logging in 1954.   Join us for a 2.25-mile tour on our boardwalk of the ancient forest highlighting Corkscrew history, ecology, storytelling and landmark cypress trees. There are occasional opportunities for rest along the way.

Timeframe: 9:00 am to 12:00 (noon). This is a 2.25-mile walking tour that takes about 3 hours. 

Limit: 10 people

Cost:    $25 per person (includes Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary boardwalk admission) for non-Corkscrew members

              $20 per person (includes Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary boardwalk admission) for National Audubon members.

              $10 per person for Friends of Corkscrew members.     Click for information on joining Friends of Corkscrew.

For more information, email  or Call (239) 348-9151.

Participants must be 16 years or older.

Registration & Payment:

Registration is open on the day of the program, but we recommend that you register in advance via Eventbrite, as there is a 10 participant limit.

Register via Eventbrite.​  Select the desired date. Payment is also via Eventbrite when you register.

Please meet your guides behind the admissions desk inside the Visitor Center a little before the start of the program.

Ancient Forest Tour Program Schedule:

This program runs one day per month during most months of the year from  9:00 am to 12:00 noon, and the upcoming dates are listed below: 

  • April 27, 2018  - National Arbor Day
  • May 23, 2018
  • June 13, 2018

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