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Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge

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Address: 2700 Suwannee Canal Road, Folkston, GA 31537
Phone Number: 912-496-7836
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Activities: Canoeing, Viewing wildlife, Camping, Hiking
Description: Visitors to this nature preserve can experience the diversity of local...
Visitors to this nature preserve can experience the diversity of local wildlife.
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Awesome Swamp Tour

Met a couple of friends from Germany and greatly enjoyed the informative tour through the swamp. Saw several gators and other wildlife, and learned a ton about the Okefenokee... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
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Spangdahlem, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
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Spangdahlem, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Met a couple of friends from Germany and greatly enjoyed the informative tour through the swamp. Saw several gators and other wildlife, and learned a ton about the Okefenokee. Sincerely hope I can bring my family down here to enjoy it!

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The Villages, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We chose to talk the boat ride to get an introduction to the swamp. The 90 minute tour was excellent. As it was July we took the first tour in the morning so the heat was less oppressive. Our guide was knowledgeable and entertaining. After the boat tour we ate lunch in the cafe. Then we went tot he Refuge... More 

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Fernandina Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Love visiting the refuge. Folkston entrance is the one I go to most often - love the okefenokee adventures boat ride.

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Salisbury,N.C.
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34 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We were staying in Folkston for the train watching but needed a little more adventure . So we loaded our kayaks up and decided to yak with the gators. Very easy to get to and no trouble getting in or out of our kayaks. There was only a small parking fee. There are plenty of alligator to be seen and... More 

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pittsburgh
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We love the boat ride at the Okefenokee refuge. .Its $19.95 but you see many different animals and such

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St. Marys, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

A lovely and interesting way to spend an afternoon. Take a pleasant boat ride and see the cypress trees and birds and even some alligators sunning themselves along the banks.

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New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Beautiful and exciting, a variety of attractions- hikes, boat rental, tours, and of course the wildlife! Tons of alligators everywhere, floating lazily, immobile, fast moving... an unforgettable experience. Three distinct entrances, each worth taking, providing diverse experiences. Stephen C Forster state park was my favorite. Rented a flat bottom boat there, was fantastic being able to move around and deep... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015 via mobile

We rented a cabin on the Stephen C. Foster side of the Okefenokee, then visited the Chesser house & pier(?) the next day. It took us awhile of riding around to find the Chesser house, but the scenery was nice. Go to the bathroom BEFORE you visit, or you will have to use a literal outhouse. The park was clean... More 

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Talking Rock, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Swamp was wonderful. We toured the Chesser homestead and walked the boardwalk to the owls roost tower and the view was amazing. We saw several baby alligators on the way. A storm was brewing (we should not have went - but did) and the bottom fell out and it started pouring rain, wind was whipping and leaves and spanish moss... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

We had not planned on visiting the swamp, but decided to go at the last minute. We were so glad we did. Even though it was quite warm, temperatures in the mid 90s, there was plenty to see and do. We only had enough time for a boat tour and a quick drive through the refuge. We did not realize... More 

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