Okefenokee Swamp Park, Waycross

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#9 of 26 in Wildlife in Georgia Coast
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  • Fabulous place to experience the true swamp, alligators, turtles, vultures, snakes and more. Came here and experienced huge alligators, and small baby ones we were able to handle in the experience wil...  more »
  • We visited with our family during Thanksgiving break . My husband always wanted to see the Okefenokee swamp so we found ourselves way down in Georgia from Pa. This park would be ok for kids and we wer...  more »
  • This was a fabulous experience ... plenty to do and friendly, well-informed guides. Bring your bug spray! The woman who gave the nature talk in the auditorium was great. Historic buildings, cute littl...  more »
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  • This place is terrific. By itself, the unique foliage is worth the trip if you’re in area. However, I think the prospect of walking by wild alligators, the train rides, and the boat tours are enough for anyone to enjoy. Go during late fall, winter, or early (March) spring unless you hot weather.
  • A short drive from Route 95 you'll find the Okefenokee Swamp, this is a huge area. We entered into it at a place called 'Okefenokee Swamp Park, Enchanted Wilderness" within Waycross GA limits. It is a fascinating natural wetland which feeds the famed Suwannee River. We traveled around the surrounding area in a flat bottom boat seeing native animals and foliage that was just starting to green. There was also a comfortable short train tour with a guide describing the interesting points, it was relaxing and fun. Unfortunately, our visit was too short and we could have enjoyed much more and our plan is to revisit in the future. Allow enough time to fully enjoy this natural wonder, you'll be happy that you did.
  • Had a wonderful time. It's been a while since I've been here and I remembered why I love it the wonderful smell of the swamps. Thanks for letting us visit again..
  • If you're going for entertainment, ride the train, see the chickens, or a picnic this is the place for you and your family! I was highly disappointed in the boat ride and tour of the swamp itself. The 45 minute boat ride would have been over in 10 minutes had our tour guide not have stopped every 5 minutes to talk. It also never felt like we were in the swamp, there were signs and docks throughout the small little circle we made. Our tour guide was very friendly and knowledgeable. MUST get there before 2pm or you will not have time to walk the trails and ride the boat and they WILL literally walk you off their property on time. Last year we toward the swamp with Okefenokee Adventures which does not have all the extra entertainment but for seeing the swamp and significantly more alligators this is a much better option.
  • Kind of expensive at 27 dollars plus tax per person, but still cool. Got some decent pics of alligators and tried alligator meat for the first time. The boat ride was fun, so definitely do that.

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