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
If you're interested in seeing the wilds of Okefenokee in a way few ever experience, read about our wilderness canoe trails.
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
Buy Your Refuge Annual Pass Today
Purchase your 2017 annual pass today at Okefenokee Adventures or Stephen C. Foster State Park.
Okefenokee NWR is Celebrating 80 years!
Start the Oke is 80 Passport Challenge TODAY! Complete the challenge and receive a prize!
Oke is 80 Passport Challenge Booklet
About the Complex
The Okefenokee Complex consists of both Okefenokee NWR and Banks Lake NWR.
Okefenokee is managed as part of the Okefenokee Complex.
Learn more about the complex
About the NWRS
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
Get more information on upcoming events and refuge news!News & Upcoming Events Page
Hours of operation (Visitor Center WINTER hours in effect), entrance fees, and driving directions... all found here.Plan Your Visit
Get a 360 degree virtual "bird's eye view" from the top of the Owl's Roost Tower.
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 has the great distinction of not only being a part of the National Wildlife Refuge System, but also the National Wilderness Preservation System. This designation is given to federal lands that are affected primarily by nature and where people are only visitors. Managed using minimum tools, Wilderness Areas are places where visitors can experience unconfined and solitude recreation.
Page Photo Credits All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Jan 12, 2017