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Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge

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2700 Suwannee Canal Rd, Folkston, GA 31537-7906
+1 912-496-7836
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AMAZING ECO SYSTEM

Okefenokee NWR is part of the Interior department. There is a small admission fee or you can use... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Howard P
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Charleston, South Carolina
Flora, Fauna and Merriweather!

We took a day trip from Fernandina Beach, FL to Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge. It took about... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Pat B
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Anderson, South Carolina
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Visitors to this nature preserve can experience the diversity of local wildlife.
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2700 Suwannee Canal Rd, Folkston, GA 31537-7906
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Okefenokee NWR is part of the Interior department. There is a small admission fee or you can use your NPS passes. There is a park concession offering canoe, kayak rentals. There are also motorized tours offered in shaded 10 passenger boats with a driver and...More

Thank Howard P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took a day trip from Fernandina Beach, FL to Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge. It took about an hour to get there. We visited all areas of the refuge; the boat tour (with the outstanding, 7th generation swamper, Joey Griffin!) the museum and information center,...More

Thank Pat B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This side of the Okefenokee Swamp offers a wildlife paved loop to drive, a 1 1/2 mile round trip boardwalk, and a historic area. Visitors Center offers information and a film, Okefenokee Adventures offers the boat tours into the swamp, which is a must do!...More

Thank Giggy
Reviewed 6 August 2017

Okefenokee NWR is an unusual stark beautiful area of interconnected waterways and bird wildlife. I strongly encourage you to take some sort of watercraft at Okefenokee Adventures for a tour of the channels.

Thank simmonsfamily954
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

We saw lot of baby alligator and spend about two miles trip on the boardwalk , its was fun and we will come back again .

Thank lily5518
Reviewed 29 July 2017

We spent two days here, staying in Folkston. We did the east side of the refuge on day one and the west side the next day. Fabulous birding even in the off season. Tons of red headed woodpeckers. Very nice trails to drive or walk....More

Thank L M
Reviewed 14 July 2017

Beautiful park, wild and uncontaminated nature. Between prehistoric vegetation and marshes, this scenery is wonderful. Several excursion possibilities, including a 90 minute boat ride and a variety of walking trails. Absolutely to visit. Even the right Pic-Nic area adjacent to the Visitor Center is also...More

Thank Naughty-Cougar
Reviewed 29 May 2017

I was on the West Mims Fire, which burned primarily in the Okefenokee. It is beautiful country and loaded with wildlife: alligators, turtles, bears, hogs, birds and more. I'd love to come back when it's not on fire and see the sites. Note to the...More

1  Thank mdavis0735
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Personally, I'm more of a mountains guy, but was sent to the Okefenokee to help fight a massive fire and found it to be a fascinating area. Alligators, bears, wild hogs, alligators, endangered birds and turtles, alligators, snakes, alligators, and oh, did I mention alligators?...More

Thank Eric W
Reviewed 27 April 2017

This was one of my favorite places to kayak! The wildlife was incredible and swamp in pristine condition. Spotted otters, lots of big gators & more birds than I could count. This old historic homestead is an interesting stop in the park. We'll definitely be...More

Thank Jane O
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Elliott R
26 February 2017|
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Response from Daryn K | Reviewed this property |
You can rent canoes and kayaks. I would recommend taking the guided motorized tour first, just to get comfortable among all the alligators and the nature interpretation is great, too.
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adventuresofmom
30 January 2017|
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Response from Kate R | Reviewed this property |
I think we paid about $20 per person.
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Lori A
22 May 2016|
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Response from CaliforniaGoGirl | Reviewed this property |
You are definitely thinking of the Stephen Foster side. We did a 3 day guided trip starting at the entrance near Folkston, and got to the part you are talking about on day 3.
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