Audubon's Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary


"A visit to Audubon's Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary is a journey into the heart of the Everglades ecosystem. Discover the rugged beauty of this famed natural area on Corkscrew's famous boardwalk - a 2.5-mile adventure through pine flatwoods, wet prairie, around a marsh, and finally into the largest old growth Bald Cypress forest in North America. Located about 30 minutes east of Naples, Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary is home to hundreds of alligators, otters, white-tailed deer, and red-bellied turtles. A wide variety of wading birds, songbirds, raptors and the fabulous Painted Bunting can be seen throughout the year. Photo opportunities are available at every turn of the boardwalk trail."

Audubon's Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary was the first sanctuary I visited and one that I re-visit regularly. It isn't necessarily the best location to find an abundance of wildlife but it's the best for a predictably satisfying visit and a location pretty convenient for me. The Bald Cypress trees alone are worth a visit themselves.

375 Sanctuary Road West, Naples, FL 34120

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