Of the 120 miles of boat trails in the swamp, 70 miles of trail are also open to day-use motorboats 10 horsepower and under.
Privately owned boats, canoes and kayaks are permitted with no launch fee, however an entrance fee is still required. Motorboats with valid registrations and engines 10 horsepower and less may be used on specified trails within the refuge.
All boat users are required to sign in and out.
Concessioner Okefenokee Adventures offers 90-minute guided boat tours that take visitors on a tour of the Suwannee Canal and Chesser Prairie, where one may see swimming alligators and wading birds in a primeval habitat. They also rent canoes, kayaks, and motorboats to take out on your own.