Okefenokee Swamp Park, Waycross

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#9 of 28 in Wildlife in Georgia Coast
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  • Five of us (adults) truly enjoyed our visit to Okefenokee. From Tanner, who took us on a fun, information filled boat tour to Roy, who took us on a relaxing train ride, sharing many highlights of the ...  more »
  • 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 »
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  • Great natural wildlife park. Animal exhibits, boat tours, train ride through the edge of the swamp, historical farmstead, clean, reasonable price, safe, educational, wonderful staff, close to excellent accommodations and other attractions. This place should be on the list of every American to visit! Just be aware that this is an open preserve where the wildlife roam free in their natural environment. You are safe as long as you respect the fact that you are in THEIR house. Look and enjoy but keep your distance. They are wild animals, not pets for cuddling!!
  • This is a wonderful park for a family day trip! Staff was friendly, helpful, and informative. My son really enjoyed the entire experience, from getting hands-on with some of the animals, to the boat tour, and the train. Priced reasonably for the experience that you get. Would also highly recommend the honey from the gift shop and miss Connie's jam on Pioneer Island. Great stuff!
  • It was our first time visiting the Okefenokee swamp. We absolutely loved it. Its great if you love nature and alligators! The train ride and boat ride were fun and educational. The guides were awesome. I was not as impressed with the lack of and twisted historical knowledge being taught in the nature center, but overall it was great!!
  • A lot of information on Georgia history and wildlife. We had the opportunity to hold snakes and a gator. We were short on time and did not do the but ride. We are planning to come back and take the boat tour. The swamp is a beautiful and amazing place. The staff had Georgia's true southern hospitality.
  • Love the train ride with the man that usually did the boat rides. He did personal stories and gave lots of details. The reptile show was excellent. The young man was very knowledgeable.
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