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Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge

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Address: 2700 Suwannee Canal Rd, Folkston, GA 31537-7906
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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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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

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Atlanta, Georgia
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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.

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Apple Valley, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2016 via mobile

We went out on the 3:30pm guided boat tour. Saw lots of gators, a huge owl, and many different bird species. Our guide, Joey, was a hoot and a half! He made the trip informative and fun. He's a great ambassador for the swamp.

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Walnut Creek, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2016

In the area , Great place to go see wild life an gaters. Also go to Chester Island Homestead. Chesters lived there for years an years. View home an learn about them.

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Boston
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2016

The place is fabulous! Fascinating actually! Take the boat trip so you can see as much of the area s possible. It's all different. Another world!

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Seneca, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016 via mobile

We went on a tour of Okefenokee National wildlife refuge. This a great place for a visit to this unique wild area. They have a good video of the history of the refuge. We saw the last old homestead on the property. We also did a boat trip out into the wetlands. We saw many alligators as well as many... More 

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Burlington, Vermont, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

The Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge has much going for it. It is worth a detour off Interstate 95 for an experience which can be very informative and, with a few extra dollars for a canoe/kayak/boat tour/rental, ethereal. Cruising in the canals and amongst the varied wildlife and flora communities is 'magic.' One does not find such a varied and different... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

We loved the Okefenokee Swamp! Late October was an awesome time to go because there were NO bugs and the weather was perfect. We visited on a Sunday afternoon and it was not crowded at all. The Okefenokee Swamp has 3 entrances. The east entrance is the Suwannee Canal entrance in Folkston, GA. The west entrance is the Stephen C.... More 

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