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Name of Place: Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary
Location: 375 Sanctuary Road West, Naples, FL 34120
Coordinates: 26°22’32.0”N 81°36’14.6”W
Phone Number: (239) 348-9151
Hours: Boardwalk Hours: 7 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Cost: Adult: $14.00; full-time college student with photo ID: $6.00; National Audubon Society member with membership card: $10.00; student (6-18 years old): $4.00; children under 6: free
Great for: Landscapes; pine flatwoods, wet prairie, marsh, bald cypress forest; Florida sunflowers for two weeks in October; alligators, otters, white-tailed deer, red-bellied turtles, wading birds, songbirds, raptors and painted buntings
You’ll be sure to see a snake or two. One lucky (and frightened) tourist actually videotaped a Florida panther on the Corkscrew boardwalk in 2016. See the video on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O16kGZ-Gm74
Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary is located about 30 miles east of Naples and is truly heaven on earth for a nature photographer. There is a 2.5 mile boardwalk through a variety of different terrains, with gorgeous spots all along the way to photograph. Check out their website for the occasional “Corkscrew After Dark” nights to practice your night photography.
Florida Photo Spots: Naples and Collier County
If you’d like more ideas for Florida photo spots in Collier County and Naples, Florida, check out our book!
Florida Photospots: Naples and Collier County by Joe Fitzpatrick and Peggy Farren. Available in print or as an ebook.