Phinizy Swamp Nature Park, Augusta

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“The purpose of Phinizy Center for Water Sciences is to provide leadership to balance sustainable watersheds and economic vitality through solutions-based research, education and public involvement.”
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  • We spent the afternoon hiking the trails. Regretted not getting the park map after looking right at it. Grab yourself one before heading out. The trails are best done by bike.  more »
  • We went to a children's birthday party at this nature park and it was great. They provide a private room, which can be locked, as well as tables, chairs, activities and clean up. The Naturalist to all...  more »
  • Such as beautiful place. Loved the trails through the swamp, up over boardwalks and passing beautiful mossy trees. Lots of people birdwatching and this place has the feel of a hidden gem. Worth a visi...  more »
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  • Phinizy. If you're in Augusta, you have to visit. There's so much to see! The visitor's center is full of cool and interesting parts of the swamp and they even have live bees to watch. The swamp itself is full of different trails and boardwalks, and you can see alligators! And birds, fish, and turtles too. Whenever I'm stressed, this is the place I go to help myself get better. It's the most important place in Augusta.
  • I found Phinizy Swamp to be extremely relaxing and enjoyable. The boardwalk through the swamp allowed us to get great views of the ecosystem that we would have otherwise missed. The grounds were meticulously maintained, as were the buildings I went into. Sadly we did not have much time so we only saw a small portion of the beauty this place has to offer. Highly recommended..
  • Not sure where to begin. So much wildlife, such a beautiful park. I have seen turtles , alligators, and armadillos here. That’s just to name a few of the critters I’ve seen. A lot of walking space. It’s a research center, so there are a few buildings the general public can’t enter but they have a tour I have not been on but I bet they explain a lot of stuff on it. Anyway, any age person would enjoy this place and if it’s your first time remember to bring some comfortable hiking shoes.
  • Great nature park. There is a nice pavilion with picknick tables. From the pavilion there are a couple of trails going throughout the swamp. If you like to see some ducks and gators this is the place to be.
  • Good place to bike walk and nature watch. Audubon field trips are held free here 8:00am to 1:00 pm on field trip days. See Augusta Aiken Audubon site for dates.

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