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Phinizy Swamp Nature Park

Address: 1858 Lock & Dam Road, Augusta, GA
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Ranked #7 of 18 Attractions in Augusta
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks

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South Carolina
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49 reviews 49 reviews
15 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We have lived in this area all of our lives and decided today to go to the swamp for the first time. It was a lot of fun and great way to walk off all of the Christmas meals we have eaten. The park has a lot of different trails that you can explore. We saw a lot of birds.... More 

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Augusta, Georgia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

During the summer this was gorgeous. The staff was friendly in the visitor center, and the trails were well maintained and interesting. We saw a lot of wildlife (alligator, birds, turtles, etc.) Bring bug spray since there is a lot of tall grass.

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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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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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195 reviews 195 reviews
69 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 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
99 helpful votes 99 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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Martinez, Georgia
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76 reviews 76 reviews
23 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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