Audubon Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary
Located in the heart of the Western Everglades, Audubon's Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary is the ideal destination for visitors looking for a place of quiet serenity and unmatched natural beauty. Protected by the National Audubon Society since 1954, Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary comprises over 13,000 acres of rare, undeveloped wildlife habitat. A 2.25-mile boardwalk winds through pine flatwoods, wet prairie, around a marsh and finally into the largest old growth bald cypress forest in the world. Birdwatchers celebrate Corkscrew as one of the premier destinations on the Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail. The Sanctuary is South Florida's foremost outdoor environmental learning center and students of all ages can interact with naturalists on the boardwalk and learn about the Everglades ecosystem at the Blair Audubon Center, while also enjoying the Nature Store, Gallery Café and Discovery Center. Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary is also Audubon's leading site for Everglades science and research and has been recognized as a Ramsar Wetland of Significance, and National Natural Landmark and is part of the Ancient Forest Network. Open every day, year-round, from 7 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. with last admission at 4:30 p.m. Entrance fees cover two consecutive days of admission and are $14 for adults; $6 for college students with ID; $4 for children ages six to 18 years old, and free for children under six.