We’re inviting our brave military members and veterans for a free day at the Sanctuary to explore the 2.25-mile boardwalk that serves as the gateway to a gentle, pristine wilderness, with giant cypress trees over 500 years old. Relax your body, mind, and soul as you immerse yourself in old Florida wilderness alongside the boardwalk, as it meanders through pine flatwood, wet prairie, marshes, and the largest old-growth bald cypress forest in North America. Keep your eyes peeled for alligators, otters, white-tailed deer, red-bellied turtles, frogs, and a wide variety of wading birds, songbirds, and raptors.
Event visitors can take advantage of resting spots along the shady boardwalk, an interpretive table, and guided "Forest Bathing Meditation" and “Nature Heals” tour. This Veteran’s Day event is free for members of the military and veterans and discounted for other visitors.
Youth ages 6- 14: $3
Friends of Corkscrew Members, Members of the US Military/Veterans (with ID), and children ages 5 and under: FREE
Admission tickets can be purchased here. Note: special event pricing will be applied upon checkout.
People wishing to participate in any of the guided programs offered on Military Outdoors Day should register for them at the links below in addition to purchasing a discounted admission ticket to visit the Sanctuary. Members of the military should choose the "free" option.
Guided “Nature Heals” tour is an extra $3, or FREE for military/veterans and Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary members and requires separate registration here.
The "Forest Bathing Meditation" is an extra $3, or FREE for military/veterans and Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary members and requires separate registration here.