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 parts of this pristine ancient cypress swamp that few have seen before. We will be walking up to 1.5 miles total, not all of that will be in the water, though. We will walk on the boardwalk part of the way, but the focus of our trip is the wet walk in the Old-Growth Bald Cypress Forest where water might exceed 3 feet in depth, on uneven terrain. Water levels are deeper in the fall and much shallower in the spring. Your guides will talk about the watershed and point out our old-growth bald cypress trees, plants such as rare orchids, bromeliads and ferns, birds and other wildlife.
The water level in Decmber is still fairly deep, it will be at least knee deep for most of the swamp walk with some deeper areas. The deep water is beautiful! We will be on an uneven surface with some roots, branches and logs to navigate through and around. By winter the water levels likely will have dropped so ask your guide for details when you arrive.
Participants must be physically able to walk on uneven surfaces through water and be able to climb a ladder back onto the boardwalk. All participants must sign a liability waiver, and must be at least 10 years of age to participate. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
- $85 per person for non-members
- $80.00 for Audubon Members
- $70.00 for Friends of Corkscrew Members
- $60.00 for children ages 10-18
Participant limit: 12
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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 12:30 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.