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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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So much to see and do, including alligators!

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... read more

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

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 NEW

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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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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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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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

We had a very special tour guide, Terri, who specializes in a different department, but gave us a tour because she knows our aunt who was on the tour with us. The whole visit was very educational and fun for all ages! We valued the time and effort that went into the refuge as a whole and it was refreshing... More 

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Folkston, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Take the 3/4 mile walk on the handicapped accessible boardwalk to the Owl's Roost observation tower for a view of Seagrove Lake and a lot of the swamp. You don't want to miss a visit to the Chesser Island Homestead for a sense of how pioneers in the swamp lived. The boat tours by Okefenokee Adventures leave from the visitor's... More 

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Gulf Shores, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

This was my first visit to Okefenokee. Getting there was easy from Kingsland. Just follow 40 to Okefenokee Parkway. The refuge is huge and I only got to see a small portion. I drove the eight mile scenic route. I took some time to walk out to the Chesser Homestead and the Chesser Island Boardwalk. The homestead was interesting and... More 

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San Carlos, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

I love driving around in places I've never been to, and this was one such place on my way home to California. A swamp is very interesting if you have never been, with a lot of gators and birds and other such wildlife. I was able to hop on a small boat tour with a guy who said he was... More 

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

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