The refuge has put in place a BURN BAN for all campfires and charcoal grills. This includes the Stephen C. Foster State Park, all overnight stops on the Wilderness Canoe Trail System, and at the Main Entrance to the refuge.
The Wilderness Canoe Trail overnight stops are currently closed. Reservations are not being taken at this time.
The Stephen C. Foster State Park, the Pocket, and the Suwannee River Sill are currently closed.
The Chesser Island Boardwalk and Chesser Island Homestead are currently closed.
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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.