Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge

Location

2700 Suwannee Canal Rd.
Folkston GA 31537

Rates

  • Admission: $Call for times and fees

Hours of Operation

  • Sunday : 7:00am - 7:30pm
  • Monday : 7:00am - 7:30pm
  • Tuesday : 7:00am - 7:30pm
  • Wednesday : 7:00am - 7:30pm
  • Thursday : 7:00am - 7:30pm
  • Friday : 7:00am - 7:30pm
  • Saturday : 7:00am - 7:30pm

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Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge
Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge
Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge
Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge
Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge

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. 

Hours: Open 1/2-hour before sunrise every day. Closes at 7:30 p.m.- March 1 through October 21, and 5:30 p.m.- November 1 through end of February. Visit website for closings.

Amenities
Near Interstate Highway
  • 95
Special Tags
  • Film
Suitable for Ages
  • All Ages
General Information
  • Family-Friendly
  • Open Year 'Round
Facility Amenities
  • Boat Launch
  • Concessions
  • Gift Shop
  • Picnic Area
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Public Restrooms
  • Self-guided Tours
  • Maps & Brochures Available