Coronavirus (COVID-19) Notice
Although most refuge lands and outdoor spaces have remained open for the public to enjoy, we ask that you recreate responsibly.

  • Check alerts and local conditions on this website and call ahead for current information. Operations vary based on local public health conditions.
  • Consistent with CDC recommendations, all visitors (age 2 and older), who are fully vaccinated are required to wear a mask inside of federal buildings in areas of substantial or high community transmission.. All visitors who are not fully vaccinated must continue to wear masks indoors and in crowded outdoor spaces.
  • Most importantly, stay home if you feel sick and continue to watch for symptoms of COVID-19 and follow CDC guidance on how to protect yourself and others.


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    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

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    Wilderness Canoeing

    If you're interested in seeing the wilds of Okefenokee in a way few ever experience, read about our wilderness canoe trails.

    Learn More

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    Take a ride on the wild side

    Take a cruise down our Swamp Island Drive, a 7.2-mile auto tour, featuring the Chesser Island Homestead and Boardwalk.

    Read our brochure

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    Visit The Swamp allows users to search for their perfect swamp destination by activity or location. There is something for everyone!

    Visit The Swamp

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    Purchase an Annual Pass

    The refuge sells all the America the Beautiful Passes and Refuge-Specific Annual Passes. Get your Federal Lands pass today!


Upcoming Events and Recent News

Get more information on upcoming events and refuge news!

News & Upcoming Events Page
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Owl's Roost Tower 360

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Get a 360 degree virtual "bird's eye view" from the top of the Owl's Roost Tower.

About the Complex

Okefenokee Complex

Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge is managed as part of the Okefenokee Complex.

Read more about the complex
About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System


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