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Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge

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visited via boat tour (Okefenokee Adventures)

visited park within a 4h boat tour that we booked via Okefenokee Adventures, Folkston. The Wildlife... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
StefanS71
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Munich, Germany
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Ok I grew up near here and I have been there several times when I was younger. I have much greater... read more

Reviewed August 4, 2018
Victor S
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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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+1 912-496-7836
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed August 4, 2018 via mobile

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

Thank Victor S
Reviewed August 4, 2018 via mobile

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

1  Thank Patricia W
Reviewed July 15, 2018 via mobile

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

Thank Richard G
Reviewed July 12, 2018 via mobile

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

1  Thank Denise R
Reviewed July 5, 2018 via mobile

Fantastic 90 minute boat tour of the Okefenokee Swamp ... Gators, cypress, prairies, peat batteries, scientific facts and entertaining stories ... Our guide had it all!

1  Thank smcilquham
Reviewed June 5, 2018

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

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Reviewed May 27, 2018

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

2  Thank TravelingDs35220
Reviewed April 25, 2018

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

Thank Adam O
Reviewed April 23, 2018 via mobile

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

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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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