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Okefenokee Swamp Park

#1 of 6 things to do in Waycross Features Animals
5700 Okefenokee Swamp Park Rd, Waycross, GA 31503-7925
+1 912-283-0583
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Fun with Gators, Snakes, and more

The Okefenokee Swamp Park was a great place to visit if you like wildlife. We saw a few gators... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Atlas007365
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Douglas, Georgia
Awesome time!

We did everything and loved every second of it! We started off with the boat tour which was... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Kaleyq1
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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.
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:30
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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5700 Okefenokee Swamp Park Rd, Waycross, GA 31503-7925
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The Okefenokee Swamp Park was a great place to visit if you like wildlife. We saw a few gators from the parking lot before we even got inside. And also everywhere you look inside. First think we did was viewed the "caged" animals. There was...More

Thank Atlas007365
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We did everything and loved every second of it! We started off with the boat tour which was amazing! We learned so much and got to see so much cool wildlife from snakes to spiders to alligators! Then we did the train tour (poor Jim...More

Thank Kaleyq1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This park was small but free and very interesting. We saw gators and it has a small museum. If your in the area it's a must see

Thank joan_m_weaver
Reviewed 2 July 2017

I personally think this place is very overpriced. It costs $17 just to get in and if you do that there isn't much to see without purchasing the boat tour for an extra $10. There are some animals in captivity and the boardwalk but the...More

2  Thank Emily C
Reviewed 26 June 2017

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 24 June 2017 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 15 June 2017

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 2 June 2017 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 23 May 2017 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
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Jill W
29 July 2017|
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Response from Geocacher48 | Reviewed this property |
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Heather E
30 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.
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JOSHUA B
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.
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