The Okefenokee Wildlife League is the Friends group for the refuge.  By joining, you are helping the refuge to further the mission of wildlife conservation.

Okefenokee Wildlife League

In March of 1990, Okefenokee Wildlife League, Inc. (OWL), in cooperation with the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, was established as a non-profit organization.  All donations and funds generated from the sale of books, photographs and other educational items are used to sponsor League projects.  Funds are also used to purchase additional refuge equipment and fund educational programs. 

Sources of income:

  • Memberships — Memberships categories include Individual, Family, Life, and Corporate.
  • Bookstore/Refuge Nature Gift Shop  — The Bookstore provides visitors with educational materials related to refuge natural and cultural resources and management, and offers the chance to purchase souvenirs of the refuge.

Other Partners:


Georgia Department of Natural Resources

Georgia Forestry Commission

Greater Okefenokee Association of Landowners (GOAL)

Okefenokee Adventures

Okefenokee Chamber of Commerce

Okefenokee Swamp Park

Stephen C. Foster State Park