Shutdown Notice
Due to the lapse in federal appropriations, this website will not be updated until further notice. Where public access to refuge lands does not require the presence of a federal employee or contractor, activities on refuge lands will be allowed to continue on the same terms as before the appropriations lapse. Any entry onto Refuge System property during this period of federal government shutdown is at the visitor's sole risk. Please read this important updated message about the closure of National Wildlife Refuge System facilities during the shutdown, and refer to alerts posted on individual refuge websites for the status of visitor facilities and previously scheduled events that may still occur during the shutdown.

For more information, please visit the Department of Interior webpage at https://www.doi.gov/shutdown

Features

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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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    Buy a Refuge Annual Pass

    Purchase your 2018 refuge-specific annual pass at either Okefenokee Adventures or Stephen C. Foster State Park.

News Releases and MORE!

Upcoming Events and Recent News

Get more information on upcoming events and refuge news!

News & Upcoming Events Page

Hours and Fee Information

Hours of operation, entrance fees, and driving directions... all found here.

Plan Your Visit

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.

Owl's Roost Tower 360

Okefenokee Wilderness Podcast

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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 Wilderness Podcast
Mobile Apps Available for Refuge Visitors

Discover Nature with Discover Oke App!

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Great for all ages, it's a fun, FREE, scavenger hunt game along the refuge's Swamp Island Drive.

Find out more about Discover Oke

About the Complex

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

Read more about the complex
About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System

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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