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Okefenokee Adventures

Your Adventure Begins Here!

It’s the beginning of the summer season here in the Okefenokee.

Alligators are out in full force basking on the flats and on the canal banks soaking up the sun. The prairies are filled with fragrant white water lilies, yellow and purple bladderwort, pitcher plants, sundew, grass pink and ladies hatpins. Come early to see the most wildlife and wear light colored, light weight clothing to help keep you cool and to deter the biting flies that come out in the late afternoon.

Join us for one of our 90 minute guided boat tours, reserve a 4 hour extended tour, or head out on your own in a canoe or kayak.


Come See Us!

Hours of Operation:

  • Open:  ½-hour before sunrise every day
  • Close:   7:30pm – March 1 through October 31
  • Close:   5:30pm – November 1 through end of February
  • Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day

Although the refuge’s Visitor Center is closed Sundays and Mondays this time of year, OKEFENOKEE ADVENTURES IS OPEN EVERY DAY for tours and rentals.  And, Swamp Island Drive is open, everyday, for driving, biking, or walking the boardwalk to the observation tower and the Chesser Island Homestead*

*The Homestead is staffed by volunteers and may not always be open for touring the inside of the home.

Watch us on Georgia Public Television’s “Okefenokee” special on their program “Georgia Outdoors”.

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Don’t forget to visit our EVENTS page for dates of guided Overnight Wilderness Excursions.

John Reed Sunrise Photo Workshop – September 18.  CHECK IT OUT!!!