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The Sanctuary is open year round from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. with last admission to the boardwalk at 4:30 p.m.

Our address is:

375 Sanctuary Road, Naples, Florida 34120

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Phone Number: 

239-348-9151

Hours:

  • 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Every day of the year. Last admission to the boardwalk is one hour before closing time, meaning no one may enter the boardwalk later than 4:30 p.m.

All visitors must be off the boardwalk before the closing time unless a special program is being conducted by the Corkscrew staff.  Some evenings during the fall and spring, we offer  "Corkscrew After Hours." This is the only time that we allow visitors on the boardwalk after dark.  This regulation was established to minimize the impact on wading birds that roost or nest near the boardwalk. 

This regulation applies each month of the year. Vehicles found in the parking area after the closing time may be towed at the owner's expense.

Be advised that Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary closes our boardwalk and visitor center when winds reach 40 mph. This is extremely high winds, which are rare, and unlikely. However, please check the weather and contact us to determine if we have closed, before you make the trip out to our location.

Warning about flies: 

Yellow flies and deer flies are on the wing in Florida from March to November, with the peak season being April through June. All exposed parts of the victim’s body may be attacked, and since the flight is rather quiet, a person is not aware of the fly until the sharp pain of the bite is felt.  Flies are visual as well as odor hunters, so a repellent containing DEET may deter them somewhat, but it will not stop them. The best protection is to wear long sleeves and long pants during the flies’ peak season.

Please leave your pets at home where they are comfortable. For everyone's safety, we allow only service animals on the boardwalk.

Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary has ample free parking. Please lock your car, leave nothing visible to passers-by and always take valuables with you. 

Admission Fees

Admission is good for two back-to-back days with your receipt. For example, if you come out on a Monday your receipt will also get you in the very next day on Tuesday! Ticket prices include self-guided access to the boardwalk and Blair Audubon Visitor Center.  On days when guided walks are offered, they are complimentary with the price of admission. If you are interested in joining an official program or event, please click here.

Adult: $14
Full-time college student with photo ID: $6
National Audubon Society member with membership card: $10
Student (6 to 18 years old): $4
Children under 6: free

Friends of Corkscrew members: Free with membership card.

Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary was temporarily shut down after Hurricane Irma In September 2017. The short loop of the boardwalk reopened in one month and the long loop was reopened in December 2017. Please click here to read about the timeline after Irma.

Click here to read the Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary 2019 magazine 

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