We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 2700 Suwannee Canal Road, Folkston, GA 31537
Phone Number:
+1 912-496-7836
Website
Description:

Visitors to this nature preserve can experience the diversity of local...

Visitors to this nature preserve can experience the diversity of local wildlife.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 206 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 168
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Pleasant tour

Our tour guide was Joey, whose family had been in the area for 7 generations. He was very interesting and welcomed questions. We saw a lot of gators of all sizes, also turtles and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Jekyll
,
Kingsport TN
Add Photo Write a Review

206 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 197: English reviews
Kingsport TN
Level Contributor
220 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our tour guide was Joey, whose family had been in the area for 7 generations. He was very interesting and welcomed questions. We saw a lot of gators of all sizes, also turtles and a few birds. If you're in the area, take the tour.

Helpful?
Thank Jekyll
Rhinebeck, New York
Level Contributor
122 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

An extraordinary spot that feels like you are on another planet. Full of gators, turtles and birds plus some of the strangest trees you will ever see. We took a motorized boat tour but I would love to come back and rent a canoe.

Helpful?
Thank Allen D
Level Contributor
10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice boardwalk and tower, along with interesting, and facinating history of swamp living, found at the homestead.

Helpful?
Thank Cherie L
Atlanta
Level Contributor
12 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A visit to Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge has long been on my bucket list. The experience far exceeded by expectations. You'll see alligators about every 5 feet. They are so chill and relaxed. The beauty of the swamp, of the foliage, of the Spanish moss hanging off the cypress trees is really something to behold. Mid February seems the perfect... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Daryn K
Lansdale, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
70 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great place to view wildlife from your car, bicycle, or walking in trails or boardwalks. We saw several varieties of woodpeckers and enjoyed an leisurely bike ride.

Helpful?
Thank P R
Level Contributor
31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The swamp was we'll with the entrance fee. We saw numerous alligators, small ones and big ones. And these animals were not behind fences. Care must be given to keep little ones well supervised. There is a small train that takes you around the park. It was a little hard to understand the narration because it was loud. They also... More 

Helpful?
Thank Rentongal2
Level Contributor
4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2017

The only day that we had to visit, it was 40 degrees out- COLD! But I'd do it again. We took the guided boat tour. I would recommend it highly. Our guide was knowledgeable and funny and wanted us to have a great time. His passion for the swamp was infectious. Because it was cold, we didn't see as much... More 

Helpful?
Thank Kate R
Boston, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
391 reviews
104 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2017

This is a beautiful place that has something to offer to the entire family around the year. The view is just amazing with a combination of land, water and vegetation (& animals). We entered through the main (east) entrance via Folkston. The visitor center is well equipped and even has a small coffee shop and an indoor sitting area (+... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank adventix
A TripAdvisor Member
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2017 via mobile

Definitely a worth while visit - enjoyed the wildlife and educational aspects along with the outdoor recreation.

Helpful?
Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Atlanta, Georgia
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2016

The "island" is a floating mass of peat moss, but it's so stable that you can't really tell. Regardless, the flora & fauna are lush & great for photography & art.

Helpful?
Thank kimartist

Travelers who viewed Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge also viewed

 

Been to Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge and other visitors
6 questions
Ask a question
Dunnellon, Florida
28 days ago
Atlanta, Georgia
Jacksonville, FL
over a year ago

See all questions (6)

Questions? Get answers from Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?