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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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Interesting gator

This park was small but free and very interesting. We saw gators and it has a small museum. If... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
joan_m_weaver
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Johnstown, Pennsylvania
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Expensive for what you get

I personally think this place is very overpriced. It costs $17 just to get in and if you do that... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Emily C
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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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  • Very good22%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“train ride” (73 reviews)
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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 5 days 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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 weeks 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 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

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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
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 27 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
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Heather E
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.
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JOSHUA B
28 February 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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maddie0912
9 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.
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