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Okefenokee Swamp Park

#1 of 5 things to do in Waycross Features Animals
5700 Okefenokee Swamp Park Rd, Waycross, GA 31503-7925
+1 912-283-0583
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One of our favorites

We aspoluty love this place . We took the boat tour. And saw lots of gators and plants that were... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Great Fun and Educational

This was our first time visiting here. We took the boat tour. The boat tour was very educational... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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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.
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good22%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
5700 Okefenokee Swamp Park Rd, Waycross, GA 31503-7925
+1 912-283-0583
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Reviewed yesterday

We aspoluty love this place . We took the boat tour. And saw lots of gators and plants that were interesting . They guide has lived on the swamp his whole life. And was so entertaining and imformative . Also we got to hold a...More

Thank angbutler
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This was our first time visiting here. We took the boat tour. The boat tour was very educational and our guide was a great teacher. There were plenty of alligators to view while on the trip as well as other wildlife. We also visited the...More

Thank Geocacher48
Reviewed 1 week ago

Unless you're willing to get on a canoe with gators and go deep into the Okefenokee Wild Life Refuge on your own, this is the best way to get a taste of what the swamp looked like before the fires. They also have a really...More

Thank Jennifer M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We wanted to visit the refuge but unfortunately it is still closed from the wildfire so we stopped here instead. It is not as big and only takes a few hours to go through but we learned a lot & had fun. I would recommend...More

Thank GaDawgs513
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 17 May 2017

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
Reviewed 16 May 2017

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...More

3  Thank Preisboxer
Reviewed 28 April 2017

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...More

1  Thank 62Rooster
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
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...More

2  Thank Clockbandit
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Heather E
Does the water level board walk have rails to hold on too? Is it in good condition? I have nightmares about walking across broken water level boards.
29 March 2017|
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Response from jadefromaus | Reviewed this property |
My daughter is afraid of everything...heights, falling off the edge all that stuff. Surprisingly she didn't think twice here - she must of been too busy looking at everything else.
how many people visit Okefenokee swamp yearly?
1 March 2017|
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Response from Martin C | Property representative |
The Okefenokee Swamp Park has between 50-55000 visitors each year. However, we are only 1 of the 4 main entrances. There are also Stephen Foster in Fargo, Kingfisher Landing and The Federal Wildlife Reguge in Folkston.
I am interested in just driving through on the Swamp Drive, without getting out of the car. If I do, would my dog be able to stay in my car, as neither of us will get out of the car. Just driving through.
10 February 2016|
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Response from Pamela F | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure about this question, I can't give you an answer on this one, so it will be best for you to contact the office to find out this information.