Open daily with the last admission at 1 p.m. Online tickets are recommended.
American alligator at the Lettuce Lake. Photo: Arnold Collens
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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 2.25-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, and raptors can be seen throughout the year, while the fabulous Painted Bunting is one of many winter visitors. Photo opportunities are available at every turn of the boardwalk trail.
Visitors to Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary find a gentle, pristine wilderness.
The "Super" Ghost Orchid was in bloom for 101 (73 consecutive) days in 2020, from July 7 through October 17.
Learn about the birds that nest and forage at Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary.
Make a meaningful and lasting gift to protect Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary's rare Everglades habitat.
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