|The Wonderworld of Okefenokee is a significant
part of America's heritage, a beautifully preserved segment of what was here when America
began. Headwaters of the Suwannee and St. Mary's Rivers, Okefenokee is a National Wildlife
Refuge and an impressive recent addition to the National Wilderness System. Okefenokee
Swamp Park is a convenient point of entry and a magnificent show-window for this natural
wonderland. The park lily-decked water trails, with their miraculously reflective waters
mirroring overhanging beauty, lead to all points in this vast wilderness of islands,
lakes, jungles, forest and prairies.
|Okefenokee Swamp Park is a rare experience for
every member of the family. Extravagantly beautiful, the swamp is nearly a half million
acres, carries you back into the world's pre-history. Interpretive exhibits, lectures,
wildlife shows, boat tours on original Indian Waterways, wilderness walkways, Pioneer
Island, native animals in their own habitat, all combine to weave a spell of pioneer
You witness in real life the place where primitive man ruled the wilds, where Indians hunted and fished, where early settles sought peace and communed with nature. You see, for real, how nature's balance assure the perpetuation of the flora and fauna and the swamp itself.
|Since accessibility has been provided through Okefenokee
Swamp Park, providing regulated visitation, the "Land of Trembling Earth" has
become one of the most acclaimed wilderness areas in the United States. It has been the
locale of many Hollywood motion pictures, and has been featured on television and radio,
in newspapers and magazines, the Pogo comic strip, in documentary and fictional books, and
in song and art. It's glory is its pristine beauty, making it a photographer's dream.
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Okefenokee Swamp Park
THE OKEFENOKEE SWAMP PARK, a non-profit development operating under a long-term lease is not supported by federal or state funds. The park makes this awesome and mysterious swampland accessible to you where, for many generations, only stouthearted adventurers and trappers dared to go. The park is easy to reach from anywhere in the South, located 8 miles south of Waycross, Georgia on highways US 1 and US 23. There are no night activities or overnight accommodations in the park, a wildlife sanctuary, but admirable facilities are available in the Waycross area, including camping facilities at nearby Laura S. Walker State Park. An admission charge goes towards operating and developing the park.
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