a view of the boardwalk at night
a view of the boardwalk at night

Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary boardwalk at night. Photo: David Korte
Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary boardwalk at night. Photo: David Korte

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Moonlight on the Boardwalk

Join us for our Moonlight on the Boardwalk event on August 11.

Come out for a magical evening on August 11 to see the full moon and the last Super Moon of 2022 as you explore the 2.25-mile boardwalk that serves as the gateway to a gentle, pristine wilderness, with giant cypress trees over 500 years old. You may even catch sight of the Perseid meteor showers, which are at their peak that week.

Visitors will immerse themselves in old Florida wilderness on the boardwalk as it meanders through pine flatwood, wet prairie, marshes, and the largest old-growth bald cypress forest in North America. The Sanctuary is also home to ghost orchids, hundreds of alligators, otters, white-tailed deer, red-bellied turtles, and a wide variety of wading birds, songbirds, and raptors.

Boardwalk Naturalists will be available to explain more about the local flora and fauna observed at dusk. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the boardwalk will close at 10 p.m., with the last admission at 8:15 p.m. Sunset will be at 8:06 and moonrise at 8:17 p.m. 

If you might like to use a flashlight while on the boardwalk at night, please bring a red light flashlight if you have one.  Otherwise we will have red cellophane available at our admission desk for anyone with a white light flashlight to cover their lens with.  Red light is better for preserving our night vision and also is less disturbing for wildlife.

Online tickets are recommended and can be purchased here.

Admission is $5 per person and free for Friends of Corkscrew Members, Members of the US Military/Veterans (with ID), and for children under 15 years old. 

Not a member? We'd love to have you as part of our conservation community. Join now.

Preview the boardwalk by downloading the Boardwalk Map (click here for PDF version). Families are also encouraged to participate in our scavenger hunt (download a copy here).

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