The Coast / Folkston

Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge

2700 Suwannee Canal Rd.
Folkston, GA 31537

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This pristine 680-square-mile wilderness is an ecological wonder. Wetlands provide a critical habitat for abundant wildlife and migratory birds. Take a walk on the 4,000-foot boardwalk and view the prairie from the observation tower. Visitor center offers displays and film. Take a guided boat tour or rent a canoe or motorboat for self-guided tour. Activities include fishing, hiking, wildlife viewing and photo opportunities, wilderness camping, canoeing and auto tour.

There are three major entrances and two secondary entrances to Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, each with its own facilities and special character. From the open, wet "prairies" of the east side to the forested cypress swamps on the west, Okefenokee is a mosaic of habitats, plants and wildlife. Entrance fees are required at each entrance.

Discover Okefenokee - one of your national wildlife refuges. Visit website for seasonal hours and closings.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Sunday: 9:00AM
    Monday: 9:00AM
    Tuesday: 9:00AM
    Wednesday: 9:00AM
    Thursday: 9:00AM
    Friday: 9:00AM
    Saturday: 9:00AM

    Admission & Fees

    Admission Call for times and fees


    Nature Trails

    Facility Amenities

    Boat Launch


    Gift Shop

    Maps & Brochures Available

    Picnic Area

    Picnic Shelter

    Public Restrooms

    Self-guided Tours

    General Information


    Open Year 'Round

    Near Interstate Highway


    Special Tags


    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages