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Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge

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Excellent Natural Area

It's always nice to visit a natural wildlife refuge and the Okefenokee is no exception. We were... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kairho1
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Ocala, Florida
Fabulous wilderness at any time of the year

Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge is a treasure, encompassing 396,000 acres. There are a variety... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Carol A S
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Marietta, Georgia
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Visitors to this nature preserve can experience the diversity of local wildlife.
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2700 Suwannee Canal Rd, Folkston, GA 31537-7906
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are looking to visit nature in a marsh type setting, look no further. This refuge offers a perfect outing for families or couples. You can rent a canoe, boat or take a guided tour. Located outside Folkston GA, easily accessed when traveling down...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It's always nice to visit a natural wildlife refuge and the Okefenokee is no exception. We were there on a chilly January day and other than a couple of school groups there were few other visitors. (Plus the federal visitor center was closed due to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Kairho1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge is a treasure, encompassing 396,000 acres. There are a variety of habitats, pine uplands, pocosin swamps, pitcher plant bogs, canals, cypress forest and flats of wildflowers. The name means "the land that trembles when you walk". The size, remoteness and variety...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Carol A S
Reviewed December 11, 2018

The observation tower at the end of the nature walk gives you a great view of the area and the visitor center has plenty of entertaining and educational exhibits. They have some kid friendly activities as well.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank jodyesp
Reviewed December 3, 2018

I drove up from Jacksonville on a rainy Saturday morning, about an hour drive. I turned left off of 121 and made the long drive back to the pay station. The National Parks Pass will get you in, but at about $5 it is still...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 20, 2018 via mobile

Great folks offering swamp tours. The tours are conducted by locals who share great info about the swamp and the area. Great fun!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank J0yce98
Reviewed November 16, 2018 via mobile

So many hidden things there ,like the homestead and the wild life,it's just a great place to visit,learn about animals and some local history, we will be going back again this weekend,to see the rest of it,you can even take a boat tour of the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 758sissym
Reviewed November 12, 2018 via mobile

We were just passing through and stopped by. We took the 90 minute boat tour which was nice a relaxing. We saw alligators and some beautiful birds. The Spanish moss trees made for great pictures. After the boat tour we visited the visitor center. I...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank X8181QOsamanthab
Reviewed November 9, 2018

I love this place. There is so much to see and do, pack a lunch and have a ball. The wild life is there, birds, gators, snakes, and much more and only $5.00 for a car. This is what makes America great!!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ray w
Reviewed November 8, 2018

I had no idea what to expect on the swamp tour but was not disappointed. Saw several alligators and turtles. Our tour was late morning and probably would have seen more wildlife at an earlier time when they were feeding. Our guide was wonderful -...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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gardengal8306
May 14, 2018|
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Response from Steven P | Reviewed this property |
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
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Elliott R
February 25, 2017|
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Response from Daryn K | Reviewed this property |
You can rent canoes and kayaks. I would recommend taking the guided motorized tour first, just to get comfortable among all the alligators and the nature interpretation is great, too.
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adventuresofmom
January 29, 2017|
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Response from Kate R | Reviewed this property |
I think we paid about $20 per person.
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