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Okefenokee Swamp Park

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5700 Okefenokee Swamp Park Rd, Waycross, GA 31503-7925
+1 912-283-0583
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Good to stretch legs

Bring bug spray. Comfortable shoes, not flipflops or sandles. They gave a boat tour and it seemed... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
danandleona
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Salisbury,N.C.
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gator ville

love thi place when the babies are born so cute. love the long boat ride also needs a little more... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
vermiss
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Waycross, Georgia
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Located in the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, the Okefenokee Swamp Park is a convenient point of entry and a magnificent show-window for the "Land of the Trembling Earth." The park's lily-decked water trails, with their miraculously reflective waters mirroring the overhanging beauty, lead to all points in this vast wilderness of islands, lakes, jungles, forest and prairies. Boat tours on original Indian waterways, wilderness walkways, Pioneer Island and native animals in their own habitat, all combine to weave a spell of pioneer American life. Headwaters of the Suwannee and St. Mary's Rivers, Okefenokee is a National Wildlife Refuge which covers nearly a half million acres.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good22%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“boat tour” (50 reviews)
“train ride” (80 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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5700 Okefenokee Swamp Park Rd, Waycross, GA 31503-7925
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+1 912-283-0583
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Bring bug spray. Comfortable shoes, not flipflops or sandles. They gave a boat tour and it seemed very interesting. Took the train ride . It was slow enough to get pictures. We did see a week old alligator. Several other large alligators. There was several...More

Thank danandleona
Reviewed 6 days ago

love thi place when the babies are born so cute. love the long boat ride also needs a little more for the kids and and a better gift shop would be nice.

Thank vermiss
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I grew up close to the Okefenokee and love it’s “trembling earth”, which is what Okefenokee means. It is outdoors mostly and natural so yes there will be yellow flies and other bugs at times. There is a boat tour when water levels permit and...More

Thank Debbie P
Reviewed 14 September 2017

If you enjoy being in nature, and seeing animals in their natural habitat, then Okefenokee Swamp Park is a must-see! I loved every moment, from the warm welcome at reception, to the train ride, to the boat ride. The staff are friendly and knowledgeable. We...More

Thank Hermien P
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

We were traveling from Alabama to Florida. Okefenokee was right on the way. It was an excellent way to stretch your legs when you have been driving most of the day. The park is educational. I love seeing all the alligators in their natural environment....More

Thank sdbc69
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

I have to say this is a hidden gem in South Georgia. The wild life here is amazing. I saw and took a bunch of pictures of the gators there! But make sure you bring your bug spray all the time since there are indeed...More

Thank Ying Z
Reviewed 15 August 2017

The Okefenokee Swamp Park was a great place to visit if you like wildlife. We saw a few gators from the parking lot before we even got inside. And also everywhere you look inside. First think we did was viewed the "caged" animals. There was...More

1  Thank Atlas007365
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

We did everything and loved every second of it! We started off with the boat tour which was amazing! We learned so much and got to see so much cool wildlife from snakes to spiders to alligators! Then we did the train tour (poor Jim...More

Thank Kaleyq1
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

This park was small but free and very interesting. We saw gators and it has a small museum. If your in the area it's a must see

Thank joan_m_weaver
Reviewed 2 July 2017

I personally think this place is very overpriced. It costs $17 just to get in and if you do that there isn't much to see without purchasing the boat tour for an extra $10. There are some animals in captivity and the boardwalk but the...More

3  Thank Emily C
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Jill W
29 July 2017|
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Response from Geocacher48 | Reviewed this property |
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Heather E
30 March 2017|
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Response from jadefromaus | Reviewed this property |
My daughter is afraid of everything...heights, falling off the edge all that stuff. Surprisingly she didn't think twice here - she must of been too busy looking at everything else.
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JOSHUA B
1 March 2017|
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Response from Martin C | Property representative |
The Okefenokee Swamp Park has between 50-55000 visitors each year. However, we are only 1 of the 4 main entrances. There are also Stephen Foster in Fargo, Kingfisher Landing and The Federal Wildlife Reguge in Folkston.
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