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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, Camping, Hiking, Viewing wildlife
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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
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St. Marys, Georgia
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40 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

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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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

This is a great place to explore by canoe. You can also go on a guided tour. There's a nice educational center as well as gift shop and cafe. Good fishing opportunities and wildlife viewing. Our 5 year old and 15 year old daughters both really enjoyed it.

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Leesvillle, SC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We did not expect to spend much time in the Okefenokee Swamp given the fact that we were on a long journey, but we at least wanted to get a glimpse of it to find out what was there. There were 10 of us, and once in the park, we had to pay $5 access fee per motorcycle. We had... More 

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Moultrie, Georgia, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

We really enjoyed the beauty and peacefulness of the refuge/swamp. The 90 minute boat tour was worth the trip. Our guide very obviously loved the area. There were many alligators in the water. Such powerful animals. I certainly recommend visiting if you are ever in the area.

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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Everything was absolutely beautiful. Photos are incredible & staff are friendly. I was unable to do any of the tours, but was able to enjoy the whole park

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Salt Springs, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Took the walk on the new boardwalk and went to the old homestead this is worth visiting. Lots of wildlife and lots of history

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Address: 2700 Suwannee Canal Road, Folkston, GA 31537
Phone Number: 912-496-7836
Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Folkston

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