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Visit Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary

Advance Online Reservations Required. No Walk-Ins Accepted. No Entrance after 1:15pm.

With exhibits, artwork, and bird-friendly gardens, the Blair Audubon Visitor Center serves as the gateway to a gentle, pristine wilderness with giant cypress trees that have lived here for nearly 600 years.

Blair Audubon Visitor Center

For General Admission and Member Tickets: CLICK HERE

As of 11/22/21, the CDC shows Lee and Collier County as moderate for community transmission of COVID-19. Under the current guidelines, masks are required for unvaccinated guests and all visitors who wish to enter the Nature Store; however, all visitors are encouraged to wear masks inside the Blair Audubon Visitor Center.  

Timed entry daily 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. The boardwalk closes at 3 p.m. Several days a week, skilled and passionate Boardwalk Naturalists wearing khaki-colored uniforms will be on the boardwalk, ready to answer questions and point out sights and sounds of the swamp for visitors. 

On Monday mornings (and as needed) from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., visitors may encounter our volunteer boardwalk maintenance team as they sweep, clean, or perform other functions vital to maintaining our world-famous wooden boardwalk. Visitors may experience some noise during this time. 

Admission Fees 

  • General admission: $17  
  • Full-time college student: $10 (with valid school ID)
  • Children 6 to 14: $6 
  • Children under six: FREE
  • Friends of Corkscrew members: FREE
  • Members of the US Military (with ID): $14
  • National Audubon Members: $14  

Friends of Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary Members need to login to their account to make reservations for free boardwalk visits.  For assistance, contact Kathy Howle.

Click here to see a listing of our upcoming public programs!

 *NO SAME-DAY REFUNDSNo-shows are not refundable. By purchasing your admission on this site, you are agreeing that any no-show is non-refundable. Contact cssnaturestore@audubon.org for refund requests.

Enhanced Safety Procedures 

  • Registration is required for all visitors. No walk-ins will be accepted. 
  • Per CDC guidance (7/28/21), masks are required inside the Blair Visitor Center. 
  • Follow one-way boardwalk trail signs. 
  • Social distancing markers are installed. Please follow CDC social distancing guidelines by staying six feet apart.  
  • Hand sanitizing stations are available.   
  • Plexiglas window at admissions kiosk.  
  • Temporary closures: Gallery Café, Discovery Center.
  • The Nature Store is open. You can also visit our online Nature Store 
  • On-site public programs are not available but virtual programming is offered. 
  • Water refilling stations available near the restrooms. 
  • A complimentary wheelchair is available upon request.  
  • Outdoor picnic tables are available in the parking area. 
  • If you are sick, please stay home.  

IMPORTANT: The Nature Store is open for limited hours. Please plan to bring your own refillable water bottle, sunblock, and bug spray. Water refilling station available near restrooms. Parts of the boardwalk may be slippery at times. Watch your step, and wear footwear with traction. 

Boardwalk Rules 

  • One-way travel (clockwise)  
  • No food on the boardwalk  
  • Feeding wildlife is prohibited - do not feed, follow, or harass wildlife
  • All plants and animals are protected
  • Quiet, please   
  • Stay on the trail  
  • Children must be supervised 
  • No pets allowed
  • Leave trail during high winds and lightning  
  • No smoking  
  • Do not litter  
  • No running  
  • Drones are not permitted  

Inclement Weather

Tickets are not refunded for light rain, however, in the event of severe or unsafe weather, the boardwalk may be closed, and programs cancelled. In this case, tickets can be refunded or transferred to another day and time. Call 239-348-9151 or email cssnaturestore@audubon.org

If caught on the boardwalk during a lightning storm seek shelter. There are five marked rain shelters spaced along the boardwalk. The Blair Visitor Center is a safe indoor waiting area.  

Other Considerations 

All visitors must be off the boardwalk by 3 p.m. Unauthorized vehicles found in the parking area after 3 p.m. may be towed at the owner's expense.  

Please lock your car, and take all valuables with you.   

Phone Number: 239-348-9151  

 

Thank you for visiting Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary! 

 

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