Ancient Forest Tours

A guided boardwalk tour in Corkscrew's ancient bald cypress forest, the world's largest remaining old growth bald cypress forest.

Next Ancient Forest Tour: TBD

As responsible members of our communities, Audubon has cancelled all public programs provided by our nature centers, community naturalists, and other outreach staff through April 30th.  We are deeply sorry for the inconvenience this may cause, but it is far more important that we participate and encourage social distancing best practices and not be encouraging public gatherings.  Please stay apprised of our latest updates and responses to the COVID-19 situation here on our website.

It is Corkscrew's 66th 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 ancient cypress trees. There are occasional opportunities for rest along the way.

Timeframe: 9 a.m. to 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.

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