The Coast / Waycross

Obediah's Okefenok

5115 Swamp Rd.
Waycross, GA 31503

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Obediah's Okefenok is the 1800s pioneer homestead of Obediah Barber, a legend, a swamper, and also known as the "King of the Swamp." Since 1989, this homestead has been restored and turned into a park, and is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Visitors can venture down the 1100-foot boardwalk, walk the nature trails, or just stroll through the many buildings and museums. Wildlife observation areas also allow viewing of more than 100 different animals native to the Okefenokee. Obediah's is open year-round from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Friday, Staturday and Sunday. 912-287-0090

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Sunday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
    Friday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
    Saturday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM

    Admission & Fees

    Adults $6.50

    Children (3-6) $5

    Seniors (65 and up) $5.50

    Toddlers (2 & Under) Free

    Facility Amenities

    Self-guided Tours

    General Information


    Open Year 'Round

    Group Amenities


    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages