Please note: Due to damage from Hurricane Irma, portions of the trails maybe impassible or hazardous. The South Florida Water Management District, owner and land manager of the property, is working to clear the trails.
As of 10/16/2017 Approximately 95% of the trails are clear. The Alternate Marsh Trail is still very wet and will need to dry out before work can begin.
Physical Address: 4600 CR 850 (Corkscrew Road), Immokalee, FL 34142
Hours: One hour before sunrise to one hour after sunset
Trails/Facilities: Free – donations accepted, Open to public
The CREW Marsh Hiking Trails (also known as Gate 1) offer 5.5 miles of marked loop trails through pine flatwoods, oak hammocks, popash slough (pronounced sloo) and along the edge of a 5,000 acre sawgrass marsh.
Most of the trails are wide and flat with some winding, single-track trails with roots present in the popash slough. An observation deck and tower offer wide views of the Corkscrew Marsh and visitors can hike out to Suzanne’s Pavilion for a picnic lunch approximately .7 miles from the parking lot.
The CREW Marsh Trails are part of the Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail. Woodpeckers, flycatchers, warblers, hawks and owls are frequently spotted along with Swallow tailed kites, who nest here each spring.
This primitive trail system is free and open to the public. One port-a-potty is available at the trailhead and a kiosk at the trailhead provides maps and information for visitors. There are no trash cans on the trails or at the trailhead; all visitors are asked to follow the Leave No Trace principles and pack out whatever they bring in.
(click map for printable version)
- Nature study/photography
- Dogs allowed – on leash
From Naples/Bonita Springs/S. Fort Myers: Travel I-75 N to exit 123 (Corkscrew Rd.). Go 18 miles east on Corkscrew Rd. You will pass the CREW Cypress Dome Trails. Go another 4 miles and you will see the CREW Marsh Trails on your right. Look for the brown road signs.
From N Ft. Myers/Charlotte County/Lehigh Acres: travel I-75 to exit 138 (the ML King/S.R. 82 exit). Travel east on S.Rr 82 toward Immokalee for 20 miles. Watch for a small blue C.R. 850 sign, then turn right on C.R. 850 (Corkscrew Rd.). The Marsh Trails are apporximately 2 miles down the road on your left. Look for the brown road signs.
Google Map to CREW Marsh Trails click here.
Go back to Visit CREW page.