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Okefenokee Swamp Park

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Nice little park for a tourist experience. Place is well suited for group and family trips. Nature... read more

Reviewed 13 April 2018
charleslambert392
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Tucker, Georgia
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First Time Visitor

I've lived in Georgia for 68 years and just made it to the swamp. We visited early on a cool day so... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2018
Chas-GA
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Warner Robins
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Route I, Waycross, GA 31503
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Reviewed 3 July 2018

I do love this state run park but as stated previously the cost of admission is a bit steep for what you get. All rides are an additional cost. It is beautiful and presented well. Definitely geared towards the younger children.

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Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

Nice little park for a tourist experience. Place is well suited for group and family trips. Nature center, displays, trails and boat/train rides. Park can handle disabled folks on all but the narrow board walk to the observation tower. See your gators in the wild...More

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Reviewed 11 April 2018

I've lived in Georgia for 68 years and just made it to the swamp. We visited early on a cool day so the main crowd didn't arrive until later in the day. Enjoyed the train ride, boat ride and wild-life show. Equally good for young...More

Thank Chas-GA
Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

We decided on the spur of the moment to stop at the swamp on our way home from a trip to the beach. We are so glad we did. We took the boat tour and rode the train. The guides were friendly and very knowledgeable....More

Thank 9isenough
Reviewed 2 April 2018

We were some of the only visitors on this COLD day of spring break-so cold we could see our breath. Did the train ride-interesting & felt that the staff did full presentations just like the park was full. Were disappointed that we didn't see the...More

Thank Liztwinz
Reviewed 4 March 2018

This is the very northern tip of the Okefenokee swamp.Where the head water's start,plenty to do so many exhibits ,snakes,bears coyotes,foxes,complete skeleton of a huge gator.The Boat ride was the best,the guide his family was raised up in the swamp,been in a couple of movies...More

1  Thank David K
Reviewed 11 December 2017

We have visited the park many times, this was our first visit to the Christmas Lights Train Ride. We were pleasantly surprised. The lights and train ride were great. There was a reptile show, smores/marshmellow roasting, and the snack bars were open. Very nice Christmas...More

Thank bgmatt
Reviewed 4 November 2017

I thoroughly enjoyed the park and although I am not allergic to bees, I think all should know that there are a few hives in the park. They fit in because it is part of the homestead life. When riding the train, we passed them...More

3  Thank Selkie9
Reviewed 9 September 2017

This was a great, low key park to visit. Make sure you bring bug spray, but it's also available at the gift shop. The boat ride was our favorite part of the park. The guide was knowledgable, interesting and witty, and my friends and I...More

Thank drbsti
Reviewed 30 July 2017

We have now been to all 3 entrances to the Okefenokee. Each one is unique and has differences, We took both the boat tour and the train tour; both interesting and educational. Make sure to take your own bug spray; we left ours in the...More

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Linda S
7 March 2018|
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Response from David K | Reviewed this property |
This park is handicapped friendly,plenty of short concrete path's,benches,shade.The boat ride has two men to assist in getting in/on and getting back off safely,the boats are wide and very stable.The train ride is open air... More
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Response from JKU20 | Reviewed this property |
Early April won't be as Bad as Mid July !! I would bring spray Just In Case !!!
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