George side of Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge. Production photo for modification provided by PublicDomainImages from Pixabay.

Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge - Georgie - Florida Border

Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge - Georgie - Florida Border

Okefenokee is the largest blackwater swamp in America. One of the few, last and largest, intact freshwater ecosystems in the world. Populated by bald cypress, swamp tupelo, and hundreds of wetland flora and fauna. The drier upland areas support evergreen oaks and longleaf pine. The Uplands support wild turkeys, bobcats, white-tailed deer, and Florida black bear. The blackwater swampland provides priceless wetland habitats and breeding grounds for protected wading birds, alligators, turtles, and wetland amphibians. A protected and pristine 680 square mile wilderness between Folkston, Georgia and Jacksonville, Florida.

Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge. Florida location.
Take a hike on the Chesser Island Boardwalk to Owl's Roost Tower. Climb to the top for a view of swamp prairies and wilderness. Explore educational exhibits and enjoy the onsite concessions. Okefenokee Adventures offers boat tours, food, and canoe/kayak rentals.

Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, kayak location.
There are five entrances to Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, each with its own facilities and character. Open wet prairies on the east. Forested cypress swamps on the west. Entrance fees are required at all entrances.

Learn more about Okefenokee here.

Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge. Wetland prairie, Georgia side.

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