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The 2016 Pioneer Day was held November 19 at the Suwannee Canal Recreation Area.  Activities were held at both the Chesser Island Homestead and the Richard S. Bolt Visitor Center. Special exhibitor, IBEX Puppetry, entertained the crowd with an endangered species parade and a 40 foot inflatable alligator!

 

 


Upcoming Events

FEE FREE Days -  January 16 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day; February 20 – Presidents’ Day; September 30 – National Public Lands Day; October 8 – First Sunday of National Wildlife Refuge Week; November 11-12 – Veterans Day weekend

March 11, 2017  - Spring Photography Workshop w/ John Reed   FLYER

 

News

March 1, 2017 - Spring Photography Workshop with John Reed - March 11

January 17,2017 - Okefenokee to Conduct Prescribed Burns 

January 11, 2017 - Nature Photography Contest Winner Announced

December 9, 2016 - Oke is 80!!

November 2, 2016 - Low Water Levels in Okefenokee NWR

November 1, 2016 - Fall Hours for Main Entrance

October 19, 2016 - Okefenokee Hosting PIONEER DAY - November 19

August 17, 2016 - Okefenokee Announces Photo Contest - Submission accepted until October 14, 2016 

Photo Contest SUBMISSION RULES

August 3, 2016 - Refuge Monitoring Wildfire on Mitchell Island

August 2, 2016 - Refuge Announces 2016/17 Hunt Season Regulations

May 11, 2016 - 2016 Junior Refuge Ranger Summer Camps FLYER

May 11, 2016 - REEL in Some FUN at the 16th Annual Youth Fishing Derby at Flatlanders Lake FLYER

May 15, 2016 - Public Comment Period for Compatibility Determination on Stephen C Foster State Park

Read the Compatibility Determination HERE

April 4, 2016 - New Smartphone App To Deliver Interactive Fun! 

March 1, 2016 - GA State Senate Recognizes Georgia-Florida Firefightning Partnership

January 28, 2016 - Photo Workshop w/ John Reed - March 12, 2016

January 11, 2016 - Banks Lake Conducting Lake Drawdown

December, 2015 - Refuges Announce FEE FREE Days for 2016

November 19, 2015 - Okefenokee Nature Photography Contest

November 19, 2015 - Okefenokee Announces Floyds Island Trail Project

October 14, 2015 - Okefenokee NWR Announces Pioneer Day Festival

October 14, 2015 - Okefenokee to Host Quota Hunt - Suwannee Canal Recreation Area

October 8, 2015 - Okefenokee Distributes "Every Kid in a Park Pass"

September 28, 2015 - Community Meeting Planned for Proposed Banks Lake Drawdown

September 11, 2015 - South Georgia-North Florida Fire Initiative Receives Recognition

August 20, 2015 - Hunt Seasons Announced

August 12, 2015 - Volunteer Roxy Colomb Reaches 10,000 Hour Milestone

August 6, 2015 - Youth Gain Valuable Work Experience at Okefenokee

June 15, 2015 - Chesser Island Boardwalk/Owl's Roost Tower CLOSED for Repairs

June 6, 2015 - Banks Lake Fishing Derby 

Okefenokee Announces SUMMER CAMP dates! 

Spring 2015 Programs Announced - Press Release Flyer 

International Migratory Bird Day (IMBD) - May 9th, 2015

Okefenokee Announces Earth Day Events 

Refuge Announces New Partnership for Banks Lake Concession

Refuge Staff, Reggie Forcine, Receives Award

Refuge Announces Locals Day - December 13

Refuge to Conduct Prescribed Burns

PIONEER DAY/SYRUP BOIL - November 22 - Press Release  

OWL Prowls Scheduled for November  

Nature Photography Workshop with John Reed - November 15/16 

Tragic Boating Incident at Okefenokee NWR

Suwannee Canal Recreation Area Hunt October 24-25

Okefenokee NWR to Increase Recreation Fees Beginning October 1

Fall Interpretive Program Schedule Announced!

Okefenokee Announces 2014/2015 Hunt Dates

September Photography Workshop with John Reed

Okefenokee and Cumberland Island Announce Joint Wilderness Celebration

Okefenokee Reminds Visitors of Alligator Safety

Junior Ranger Summer Camp

'Oke Archery Days' Announced

Okefenokee Requesting Comments on Fee Proposal

Okefenokee Accepting Applications for Commercial Guide Permits for 2015

 

Page Photo Credits — Alligator - ©Nathan McMillan
Last Updated: Mar 01, 2017
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