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Okefenokee Swamp Park Inc is a non profit 501 (C) (3) organization We do not receive any local, State or Federal Funding.
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Hours of Operation:
9:00 a.m. to 5:30pm
Open year round.

We are the world’s window to the Okefenokee Swamp.
Our mission is to promote ecological tourism and education by providing a convenient point of entry into the Okefenokee--an authentic opportunity for the public to develop an appreciation for the wildlife, culture, and natural beauty of the “Land of the Trembling Earth.”

About The Park

The Wonderworld of Okefenokee is a significant part of America’s heritage, a beautifully preserved segment of what was here when America began. Headwaters of the Suwannee and St. Mary’s Rivers, Okefenokee is a National Wildlife Refuge and an impressive recent addition to the National Wilderness System. Okefenokee Swamp Park is a convenient point of entry and a magnificent show-window for this natural wonderland. The park lily-decked water trails, with their miraculously reflective waters mirroring overhanging beauty, lead to all points in this vast wilderness of islands, lakes, jungles, forest and prairies.

Okefenokee Swamp Park Gift Shop & Ticket Sales

Okefenokee Swamp Park Gift Shop & Ticket Sales

Okefenokee Swamp Park is a rare experience for every member of the family. Extravagantly beautiful, the swamp, nearly a half million acres, carries you back into the world’s pre-history. Interpretive exhibits, lectures, wildlife shows, boat tours on original Indian Waterways, wilderness walkways, Pioneer Island, native animals in their own habitat, all combine to weave a spell of pioneer American life. You witness in real life the place where primitive man ruled the wilds, where Indians hunted and fished, where early settlers sought peace and communed with nature. You see, for real, how nature’s balance assures the perpetuation of the flora and fauna and the swamp itself. The Living Swamp SignSince accessibility has been provided through Okefenokee Swamp Park, providing regulated visitation, the “Land of Trembling Earth” has become one of the most acclaimed wilderness areas in the United States. It has been the locale of many Hollywood motion pictures, and has been featured on television and radio, in newspapers and magazines, the Pogo comic strip, in documentary and fictional books, and in song and art. Its glory is its pristine beauty, making it a photographer’s dream. The Okefenokee Swamp Park, a non-profit development operating under a long-term lease is not supported by federal or state funds. The park makes this awesome and mysterious swampland accessible to you where, for many generations, only stouthearted adventurers and trappers dared to go. The park is easy to reach from anywhere in the South, located 8 miles south of Waycross, Georgia on highway US 1/23. There are no overnight accommodations in the park, a wildlife sanctuary, but admirable facilities are available in the Waycross area, including camping facilities at nearby Laura S. Walker State Park. An admission charge goes towards operating and developing the park. Our email address is okefenokee@wildblue.net.

What Can I Do In A Swamp?

Boat Tour:

This is one of the best ways to see the Park. Your boat trip will take you down narrow Seminole Indian Waterways. Your guide will be a wealth of information about the Okefenokee.

Okefenokee Railroad Tour:

Another great way to see the swamp, aboard the “Lady Suwannee”. This guided tour will take you one and a half miles on the edge of the wetlands and stop at Pioneer Island for a look at the recreated homestead and Wildes Cabin Museum.

Eye On Nature:

This is a favorite part to everyone’s visit!! Here you will get up close and personal with some of the park’s young alligators and native snakes.

Boat Tours
Oscar the Alligator
Okenfenoke Swamp Park
Swamp Animals
Swamp Train
No Pets AllowedFor your pet’s protection
and yours,
NO PETS ALLOWED
in the Park!
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OKEFENOKEE SWAMP PARK
U.S. 1 South Waycross, Georgia 31503
GPS: 5700 Okefenokee Swamp Park Rd
Directions
Email: okefenokee@btconline.net
912-283-0583
912-283-0023 Fax
Group Reservations: Ext. 102

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