Okefenokee Swamp

EASY 4 reviews

Okefenokee Swamp is a 0.9 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Folkston, Georgia that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and canoeing and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
0.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
0 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

canoeing

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

wildlife

canoeing
Thursday, July 07, 2016

Beautiful! Me and my son went! Everything was beautiful! We seen Crazy and a mama gator and her nest and a baby from last year!

hiking
Thursday, November 19, 2015

Fantastic walk on a boardwalk out into the swamps. Start your hike at the Chesser Homestead and take in what it was like to live near the swamps. From there you can take a .4 mile walk to the boardwalk hike. (We startled a flock of turkeys on this trail). The boardwalk is about .9 miles long and ends at an observation tower overlooking a lake. During our visit we saw eight baby alligators sunning themselves along the boardwalk and two huge ones at the lake. This is a fantastic walk and since it was November we were the only people wandering around the area.

canoeing
Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Took a 2 night, 3-day paddling trip in February. Despite the cold and rain, a gorgeous place! The FWS does a good job of marking the trails and the camping platforms are in great shape. The information on the FWS website is out of date though. Many trips are available and many of the day sites are now used as camping platforms.

canoeing
Friday, January 25, 2013

My dad and did an overnight conoe trip here. Had a lot of fun hardly saw any one the whole time. Great wildlife.