The Suwannee Canal Recreation Area (East Entrance) Visitor Center offers a variety of programs to the public. Come out and celebrate nature at the refuge on special event days such as Earth Day (April) or International Migratory Bird Day (May). National Wildlife Refuge System week is in October - a great time to visit your local National Wildlife Refuge.
In addition to programs presented by staff and volunteers, refuges use a variety of exhibits, signs, brochures, and electronic media to communicate natural history stories to visitors. Printed and virtual information is often available on many topics, including plants and animals, seasonal migrations, habitats, refuge management strategies, and endangered species. Special Use Permits are issued each year to trained outfitters to conduct tours on the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge. The 2016/2017 list of permitted guides can be found here.
Special Events take place throughout the year and are a great way to learn more about the natural and cultural history of the Okefenokee! Hope to see you at the refuge soon!