WE ARE OPEN!!!
The Federal Government may be shut down but
Okefenokee Adventures is OPEN
Join us for a guided tour, rent a canoe or kayak and go out on your own, drive or bike Swamp Island Drive, visit the Chesser Homestead, walk the boardwalk out to the observation tower and enjoy a delicious lunch from our Camp Cornelia Cafe’ on our screened-in porch overlooking the boat basin.
Your Adventure Begins Here!
The first regularly scheduled 90 minute guided boat tour begins between 9:30-9:45am.
Other 90 minute tours go out about once every hour all throughout the day. Reservations are not required unless you have a group of 10 or more. Come see us at the Okefenokee Adventures building upon arrival to check the tour schedule.
Customized Extended Excursions by motorized boat, canoe or kayak are available with reservations. Click on the Guided Tours tab at the top of the page for more information.
Winter mornings may be a little chilly but the afternoons are usually quite comfortable so dress appropriately. Layers work best if you plan on being here most of the day.
Swamp Island Drive is open and the Chesser Homestead and boardwalk to the Owls Roost Tower are accessible. The Chesser Homestead is staffed by volunteers on most weekends. If volunteers are not available, entry into the house will not be permitted but you can still walk around the house and the grounds to see the sheds housing old tools and farm equipment.
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
Watch us on Georgia Public Television’s “Okefenokee” special on their program “Georgia Outdoors”.
To view, go to: http://www.gpb.org/georgia-outdoors/season-18/episode/okefenokee
Don’t forget to visit our EVENTS page for dates of guided Overnight Wilderness Excursions.