Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge
Southeast Region

Directions to the East (Suwannee Canal Recreation Area) Entrance of Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge

The coordinates for the East (Suwannee Canal Recreation Area) Entrance is:

Latitude N 30.73870100, Longitude W -82.14000600

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Okefenokee Region Road Map

Directions

Directions from Folkston, Georgia to East Entrance of Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge

  • Turn onto Main Street heading west. Go through two stoplights and across the railroad tracks.
  • Take a left at 3rd light onto Okefenokee Trail (Parkway), also called GA 121/23 South.
  • Drive for approx. 7 miles, then turn right at the large gray “Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge” sign.
  • Follow this road about 4 miles to the end. When you reach a large parking area, you will see the visitor
    center on your left and Okefenokee Adventures straight ahead next to the boat basin.

 

Directions from Jacksonville International Airport

  • Depart from the airport terminal on the airport road, bearing a slight left onto Dixie Clipper Rd.
  • At first intersection, turn right onto Pecan Park Rd. South. Drive 9/10ths mile, then turn right onto Terrell Rd.
  • Drive 1.9 miles until you reach a “T” intersection, then turn right onto Lem Turner Rd./Fl 115.
  • Drive 10.5 miles on Lem Turner Rd. until you reach US 1.
  • Turn right onto US 1, then go 21.4 miles to the Town of Folkston.
  • Follow directions from Folkston, GA listed above.

 

Directions from Interstate 95-exit 3

  • Take GA 40 West approx. 22 miles through Kingsland to Folkston.
  • Where GA 40 dead ends at a “T” intersection, turn right onto Third Street then take the next immediate left onto Main Street (courthouse is on your right at turn).
  • Follow directions from Folkston, GA listed above.

 

Directions from Jacksonville, FL area

  • Take US 1 North through the towns of Callahan and Hilliard. After you cross the St. Marys River into Georgia, go about 4 miles until you enter the town of Folkston.
  • Turn left at the 2nd stop light onto Main Street (look for brown Okefenokee sign)
  • Follow directions from Folkston, GA listed above.

 

Directions from Atlanta, GA area

  • Take Interstate 75 South out of Atlanta
  • In Tifton, take US 82 East towards Waycross. Stay on US 82 East all the way into Waycross
  • Turn onto US 1 South in Waycross heading towards Folkston. You’ll pass the Okefenokee Swamp Park along US 1 South. Continue driving on US 1 to Folkston.
  • Once you enter Folkston, turn right at 2nd light onto Main Street.
  • Follow directions from Folkston, GA listed above.

 

Directions from Brunswick, GA area

  • In Brunswick, take exit 29 off Interstate 95 for US 82 and US 17. Bear right off the exit.
  • Turn left at 2nd light onto US 17 South.
  • Stay on US 17 South for about 14 miles.
  • In the small community of White Oak (look for the green sign) make a right onto GA 252 West, also called Burnt Fort Rd.
  • Stay on GA 252 for about 25 miles. GA 252 ends in Folkston. At this point, follow the brown Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge signs.
  • Turn left onto 2nd Street, which is also US 1 South.
  • Take a right at 1st light onto Main Street.
  • Follow directions from Folkston, GA listed above.

 

Directions from Interstate 10 and St. George

  • Take exit 48 from I-10 onto FL 121 North.
  • Drive north on Fl 121 approx. 20 miles until you reach St George, GA. The road designation will switch to GA 121/23 when you cross over the St. Marys River into Georgia.
  • Proceed north approx. 14 miles until you see “Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge” sign, turn left and follow this road about 4 miles to the Visitor Center.

 

Last updated: March 2, 2012