was created to protect two species of cypress trees that were at risk of being wiped out in the 1940s and 50s. Today it is a National Audubon Society sanctuary. Wet prairie, pond and bald cypress, and marshlands attract regional reptiles and birds. Keep your eyes open for cottonmouth snakes and alligators that prowl the shallow waters. Stroll along the boardwalk, added in 1955, to view the varied ecosystem. Plan to visit Corkscrew Swamp and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Naples attractions using our Naples day trip planner.
Corkscrew Swamp reviews
We visited during the dry season and late morning so did not see much during 3/4's of the walking tour. We did come along a wet area and saw a variety of birds, a few gators, and racoon. If had taken.... more »
This is a rain water-filled swamp. So, what you see depends on if you visit during the wet or dry season. We are at the height of the dry season, so we saw rivers of grass, lots of ground plants... more »
So glad we went. Friendly knowledgeable guides, a patch of absolute Florida in the middle of Naples. So important; thank you to all who have made it possible.
If you like nature and want to see part of the Everglades without getting your feet wet, this is the place to go. Absolutely beautiful.
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