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Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary to Celebrate Full Reopening

From Dec. 7-10, enjoy the post-Hurricane Irma grand reopening festivities.

Crews clear trees from the Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary boardwalk.

Photo by RJ Wiley


We told you about the whirlwind effort by Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary staff and volunteers in order to clear and patch a mile’s worth of its famed boardwalk a mere three weeks after Irma’s landfall.

Thanks to more hard work, the sanctuary celebrates the grand reopening of its full 2.25-mile boardwalk this weekend, from Thursday, Dec. 7, through Sunday, Dec. 10. The weekend includes naturalist-led tours at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. (included in the cost of admission), special membership benefits and holiday shopping opportunities.

Orchid lovers, take note: The fabled “super ghost” is blooming.

The sanctuary is open daily from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (last admission is at 4:30 p.m.). Entrance fees are valid for two consecutive days. Costs are:

$14 per adult

$6 for college student with ID

$4 for children 6 to 18

Free for children under 6

$10 for National Audubon Society members with ID card


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