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Phinizy Swamp Nature Park

1858 Lock & Dam Road, Augusta, GA
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Ranked #6 of 21 Attractions in Augusta
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Augusta, Georgia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

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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3 attraction reviews
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Augusta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

If your looking for a place to hike, look at nature, including alligators this is your place. The cost is free. Located by the airport you also get the additional bonus of low flying aircraft to marvel at during your hike. The nature center is open and free as well most of the times we have been. Pack a lunch... More

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Augusta, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

I really enjoy walking through Phinizy Swamp. You are actually in the swamp but don't worry, they have a bridge that you use to walk through. You can see birds, turtle and fish and occasionally deer. Very nice and peaceful place.

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