Celebrate 70 Years of Wetland Conservation

The Sanctuary was first protected 70 years ago, thanks to the voices in the community. Visit today.

Aerial view of Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary. Photo: Jacob Zetzer/Audubon Florida

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Now celebrating 70 years! Learn more about our legacy.

A visit to Audubon's Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary is a journey into the heart of the Everglades ecosystem. Discover the rugged beauty of this natural area on the Sanctuary's famous boardwalk—a 2.25-mile adventure through an enchanting wilderness and the largest old-growth bald cypress forest in North America.

Located about 30 minutes northeast of Naples, Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary is home to 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. Guided experiences immerse visitors in the natural wonders of the Sanctuary with photo opportunities available at every turn of the boardwalk trail. With exhibits, a nature store, and bird-friendly gardens, the Blair Visitor Center serves as a gateway to the Western Everglades environment.

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Support the Sanctuary

There are many ways to help.

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Nature Store
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Nature Store

The Nature Store is open during regular business hours.

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The Sanctuary
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The Sanctuary

Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary provides important habitat for a variety of wildlife.

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Sanctuary Sightings
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Sanctuary Sightings

Catch up on what's been seen by staff and visitors.

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News
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News

The latest Everglades news and interesting conservation information from Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary.

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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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Birds of Corkscrew Swamp
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Birds of Corkscrew

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

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Corkscrew's Ghost Orchid
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Corkscrew's Ghost Orchid

The "Super" ghost orchid bloomed from June 27 through August 27, 2023.

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