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West Mims Fire Updates

Smoke Column from West Mims FireThe West Mims Fire was a lightning-caused fire, first reported on April 6, 2017.  The fire is burning on the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge and adjacent lands.

For updated information on the West Mims Fire:



  • Call the West Mims Information Phone Line - 904-452-4627




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.





Last Updated: Apr 23, 2017
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