Plan Your Visit
Check out this page to find out more information on visiting the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge including fees, entrances, etc.
Plan Your Visit
If you're interested in seeing the wilds of Okefenokee in a way few ever experience, read about our wilderness canoe trails.
Take a ride on the wild side
Take a cruise down our Swamp Island Drive, a 7.5-mile auto tour, featuring the Chesser Island Homestead and Boardwalk.
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Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge is always looking for extra hands to help with conservation duties. From trail maintenance to presenting interpretive programs, volunteers and interns are an integral part of Okefenokee NWR.Learn more
About the Complex
The Okefenokee Complex consists of both Okefenokee NWR and Banks Lake NWR.
Okefenokee is managed as part of the Okefenokee Complex.
Learn more about the complex
About the NWRS
The National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national network of lands and waters set aside to conserve America’s fish, wildlife, and plants.
Learn more about the NWRS
Enter the Okefenokee Nature Photography Contest! Click here to find out more about our upcoming events! News & Upcoming Events Page
Hours of operation (Visitor Center SUMMER hours in effect), entrance fees, and driving directions... all found here.Plan Your Visit
Get a 360 degree virtual "bird's eye view" from the top of the Owl's Roost Tower.
This special series of podcasts featuring Wilderness areas highlights the many wonders of Okefenokee. Refuge employees and concession operators are featured in this 18-minute podcast.
Okefenokee has the great distinction of not only being a part of the National Wildlife Refuge System, but also the National Wilderness Preservation System. This designation is given to federal lands that are affected primarily by nature and where people are only visitors. Managed using minimum tools, Wilderness Areas are places where visitors can experience unconfined and solitude recreation.
Page Photo Credits All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted., Alligator Close Up - ©Grayson Boxx
Last Updated: Nov 19, 2015
Fall Program SeriesSeptember 19, 2015
Lots of fun activities for the entire family are planned for this fall. Sign up today!Fall Programs 2015
Pioneer DaysNovember 21, 2015
Visit the Chesser Island Homestead and the Richard S Bolt Visitor Center for crafts, exhibits, and special programs. Click Here for More Information