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visited park within a 4h boat tour that we booked via Okefenokee Adventures, Folkston. The Wildlife Refuge is great and we got to see a couple Alligators, an owl and lots of birds. Information of fauna and flora was given to us by our tour...More
Ok I grew up near here and I have been there several times when I was younger. I have much greater appreciation as a adult than I did as a kid.
My wife has never been a swamp and she was excited to see a...More
We visited here as we were in the area . Didn't take any tours just the 7 mile ride & walk to the observation tower which actually was boring. Guess unless you take a tour it's not that mucky. Of course we are from Florida...More
My wife and I went on a recent Saturday afternoon. The entrance fee was only $5 per car. We wandered down to the Chesser island homestead and then went out on the boardwalk to the tower. It was a hot day and we both left...More
I would not recommend small children be brought here. It’s an amazing place. It is the swamp. It’s very hot and muggy. The boardwalk out to the overlook is nice but you can’t see much in the pond because it is so far away. Watch...More
My wife and I were able to stop here this April on our way back to Minnesota. The Okefenokee NWR is located in southeastern Georgia near the town of Folkston. It was established in 1937 as a "refuge and breeding ground for migratory birds and...More
Daughter and I had been previously, but this trip we took my spouse with us and we did the boat ride. A great 90 minute ride into the swamp, to get a feel for the area. After the boat trip, we drove to the Chesser...More
So, you want to go kayaking with gators, do you? Well, this is the place for you! This refuge is gorgeous and there are plenty of places to go with a boat, although most folks were in canoes or motorized fishing boats. We went in...More
I visited with my husband and two children (ages 9 and 10), and we all loved the Okefenokee. I expected it to be educational for the children, but was surprised at just how beautiful it is. I highly recommend that you take the boat tour...More
Walking is possible, but I agree with the others, it could be very hot and buggy. We saw several alligators along our drive and so you need to be alert to large wildlife. We did almost all of the hikes along the way, so... More
Walking is possible, but I agree with the others, it could be very hot and buggy. We saw several alligators along our drive and so you need to be alert to large wildlife. We did almost all of the hikes along the way, so you can drive in and hike (jog) pretty much anywhere you would like. There was minimal traffic when we were there in February. I'm not sure how busy it might be when you are there.