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Phinizy Swamp Nature Park

1858 Lock & Dam Road, Augusta, GA
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Ranked #7 of 16 Attractions in Augusta
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
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Carrollton, Illinois, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Don't expect to go here and see an immense amount of wildlife, but it is absolutely beautiful to take a nature walk on. The views and scenes within the trails are truly breathtaking. Very nice place to soak up some nature and breathe in all that fresh air!

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Singapore, Singapore
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30 reviews 30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

I have been to other swamps and this one is disappointing. Not that much wildlife. Perhaps the time was not right. Parking is rather far from the trails. No maps or signs along the trails and I suggest studying the satellite image and print it for reference if you intend to walk along the extended trails.

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Augusta, Georgia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

imagine a nature show with the highest definition possible and that is a walk in this park. You will see flying, crawling, slithering and swimming creatures of all kinds. Take a walk on the wild side just watch your step....you really don't want to fall into the swamp!

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Aiken, South Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This is a beautiful place, free, easy to get to, easy to visit, with a boardwalk/trail that takes you through lovely country with gorgeous green vegetation, and nice restrooms. Best in the spring or fall or even winter, and even lovely in the summer if you avoid the hottest part of the day. And the gate is opened at dawn,... More

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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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191 reviews 191 reviews
68 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

You don't think of a swamp as much of an attraction but they have created a wetlands area with easily trails. There is much to see in the way of wildlife. The only time I've seen a live armadillo was here. It is very picturesque and well maintained. They have an education/research center here as well. If you enjoy a... More

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Aiken, South Carolina
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110 reviews 110 reviews
76 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We took our grandsons on an August morning when it was overcast and not too hot. My husband and I tried it one time when there was a heat advisory and we didn't even make it to the beginning of the trail. Bring water and insect repellant. Our grandsons thoroughly enjoyed the 2 mile trail although the 3 year old... More

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Augusta, Georgia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
3 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Pros: -You will see lots of wild life! We have seen: alligators, turtles, snakes, water frogs, tree frogs, huge crayfish, hawks, owls, ospreys, anhingas, great blue heron, white ibis, spoonbill, great white egret, geese, ducks, hogs, deer...and many more. -Amazing boardwalk through the swamp with beautiful cypress trees with Spanish moss hanging down. -Several paths ranging from a mile hike... More

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23 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

nice views and very educational for the kids i would highly recommend visiting with the family and snapping a few pics

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Aiken, South Carolina
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

I have visited several times and never have I been disappointed. This morning I went early, 9:00, and it was outstanding. The beauty of the swamp was at its peak. I took the Beaverdam Trail in reverse, which is always a good thing to do when you are expecting a hot day. If i was an artist I would never... More

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Athens, Georgia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

I drove over from Athens (about 1 1/2 hours) for my first visit to Phinizy Swamp and I wasn't disappointed. I spent about 2 hours walking around with my camera photographing birds, butterflies, dragonflies, and snakes. I also saw rabbits, deer, and an armadillo. A great place!

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