Have you ever wanted to explore Corkscrew's old-growth cypress forest, beyond the boardwalk on a swamp walk? Well, now is your chance!
On this educational adventure, you can experience Corkscrew in a whole new way and visit a part of this pristine ancient cypress swamp that few have seen before. This walk is tailored towards experienced participants.
For the Advanced Swamp Walks, we will travel by vehicle to a remote part of the Sanctuary from where we will be walking from 1 to 1.5 miles on the ground and in the water before either returning to the vehicle or climbing on the boardwalk. Locations will vary depending on water levels, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
You will explore our old-growth bald cypress forest with your guides, who will talk about our watershed, the forest, and point out some of the many old-growth bald cypress trees, plants such as rare orchids, bromeliads and ferns, birds and other wildlife.
The water level in November and December is still pretty deep, it will be at least knee deep for most of the swamp walk with some deeper areas. The swamp with deep water is especially beautiful! We will be on an uneven surface with some roots, branches and logs to navigate through and around. By March and April the water levels likely will have dropped some, we will post an update as we get closer.
Participants must be physically able to walk on uneven surfaces through water and be able to climb a ladder back onto the boardwalk or onto a vehicle. All participants must sign a liability waiver, and must be at least 18 to participate in the Advanced Walks.
- $150.00 per person for non-members
- $140.00 for Audubon Members
- $125.00 for Friends of Corkscrew Members
Participant limit: 12
For more information, email email@example.com or contact 239-348-9151.
Register via Eventbrite and click on your preferred date.
All sales are final. No refunds or changes allowed.
Tours depart from Corkscrew's Blair Audubon Center. Check in with the admissions desk and you must show your registration (in-print or on your phone). Meet your tour guide in the Visitor Center, but behind the admissions desk at least 15 minutes prior to the tour.
The tour will start at 9:30 am and finish at 3:00 pm.
What to Wear:
- Long pants and long-sleeved shirt
- Old tennis shoes or old hiking shoes.
What to Bring:
- Sun Protection
- Waterproof Camera
- Dry bag in a backpack for anything you do not want to get wet
- Change of Clothes and Shoes
A Walking Stick will be provided to help you keep your balance.