More than five miles of trails (three trail loops) take visitors
through pine flatwoods, oak and palm hammocks and along the
5,000-acre Corkscrew Marsh, a part of a vast wetland system known
as the Corkscrew Regional Ecosystem Watershed (CREW). From here,
water eases south to nourish more than 100,000 acres of public
lands, including the Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge. An
observation deck overlooks the expansive marsh.
Wildflowers and carnivorous plants are abundant here. Bobcats,
deer, hogs, panthers and black bears use this area. Along the
flatwoods trails, visitors may see turkeys, gopher tortoises and
pileated woodpeckers. Watch for swallow-tailed kites in the spring
and summer. Turkey vultures and red-tailed hawks are common
year-round. The wetlands host egrets, herons, wood storks and
South Florida Water Management District and the Corkscrew Regional
Ecosystem Watershed Land and Water Trust, Inc.
From I-75, take Exit 19 (Corkscrew Road) and go east on Corkscrew
Road (C.R.850) for about 18 miles. The entrance is on your right.
Or, take Exit 23 (S.R. 82) and go east about 20 miles. Turn right
on C.R. 850 (Corkscrew Road), and the entrance is about one and a
half miles on your left.
Florida Wildlife Sites