Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary


Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary comprises 13,000 acres of fragile land owned and protected by the National Audubon Society since 1954. It is Southwest Florida's premier outdoor environmental learning center, with a 2.25 mile boardwalk and a visitor center with a nature store, tea room and classrooms. Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, including Panther Island, received a Ramsar Designation as a Wetland of International Importance in 2000. Corkscrew is also an Important Birding Area and a gateway to the Florida Birding Trail. The Sanctuary is located just northeast of Naples, 15 miles from I-75 on Immokalee Road (Exit 111). Call 239-348-9151. Visit Corkscrew.Audubon.org. 

 

The Sanctuary is open daily year-round from 7 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. Entrance fees cover two consecutive days of admission and are $14 per adult; $6 for college students with ID; $4 for children six to 18 years old, and free for children under six. National Audubon Society members who present their ID card are offered admission of $10 for two consecutive days' admission.


The mission of Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary is to conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife and their habitats for the benefit of humanity and the earth's biological diversity.


Florida Panthers that live at the Sanctuary:


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