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Okefenokee Swamp Park

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Address: 5700 Okefenokee Swamp Park Rd, Waycross, GA 31503-7925
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+1 912-283-0583
09:00 - 17:30
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:30
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

Located in the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, the Okefenokee Swamp...

Located in the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, the Okefenokee Swamp Park is a convenient point of entry and a magnificent show-window for the "Land of the Trembling Earth." The park's lily-decked water trails, with their miraculously reflective waters mirroring the overhanging beauty, lead to all points in this vast wilderness of islands, lakes, jungles, forest and prairies. Boat tours on original Indian waterways, wilderness walkways, Pioneer Island and native animals in their own habitat, all combine to weave a spell of pioneer American life. Headwaters of the Suwannee and St. Mary's Rivers, Okefenokee is a National Wildlife Refuge which covers nearly a half million acres.

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1st grade field trip

I was surprised how much we thoroughly enjoyed going to okefenokee. There's enough to do for a family to enjoy the day outside. Be sure to check out the little known bear exhibit... read more

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I was surprised how much we thoroughly enjoyed going to okefenokee. There's enough to do for a family to enjoy the day outside. Be sure to check out the little known bear exhibit we loved it! And do the boat ride it's very informative.

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Takoma Park, Maryland
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Expertly guided boat ride through a genuine swamp. Other amenities. Worth the stop or detour. There's a snake snow that we missed. Or hisssed!

Thank TedinTakpk
Santiago, Chile
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had planned on entering through the Folkston entrance but were told by the brave firefighters at the admin building (still miles from the visitor center) that they were fighting wildfires that were makijng a visit impossible. It said so on the website, make sure you check it out thoroughly before you go (I hadn't!). But they recommended taking the... More 

3 Thank Preisboxer
Waycross, Georgia
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took my two grandchildren and we had a great time. There was a lot to see and plenty of alligators in the water and out on the bank to see. Also more were in captivity. They had guided boat rides to venture into the swamp and a very tall sightseeing tower. There was a train ride plenty of activity to... More 

1 Thank 62Rooster
Orange Park, Florida
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

I recently took a day trip with the sunshine tour group to okeefenokee Swamp Park. A delightful trip full of History. A float down the swamp River and a old-time railroad trolley car ride two historic buildings. A great trip for the family

Thank foxbow69
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

My husband went to the park when he was a kid, and suggested that we try it out on our recent trip to Darien, GA. It was only about an hour and a half, so we got up early and headed over. I do suggest getting there early when you could be concerned about it getting hot. In mid-April, it... More 

2 Thank Clockbandit
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

If you look for a true exploration of what Okefenokee has to offer then search for longer and more adventurous variants out there on the internet. This tour takes you out 'a few blocks' and then back, 45 min boat tour, engaged guide, you see gators (the boat goes to the pond next to the parking lot to see them,... More 

1 Thank FAU2409
Lawrenceville, Georgia
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

A bit touristy but very well done. Great place for kids and families. Nice way to get an feel for the oakefenokee without going beyond your comfort zone.

Thank GreeBean2828
Saraland, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

We arrived by 10:00 am and left around 4:00. Train ride was great, did not realize that the last car did not have a roof and would give the best views. Maybe not the best audio. The boat ride must not be missed and make sure you get in the boat with Shane, he and finding Crazy are the best... More 

3 Thank Ladye A
Brevard, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

We visited on a Wednesday in mid-March. There were very few other guests so we were able to maximize our photo ops. We bought the full ticket and enjoyed all our journeys. At this time of the year there are 3 'events'. The train ride, the boat ride, and the nature talk. Each starts at the top of the hour... More 

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