Coronavirus (COVID-19) Notice
Although most refuge lands and outdoor spaces have remained open for the public to enjoy, we encourage you to:

  • Check local conditions on this website and call ahead for current information
  • Follow current CDC safe practices by maintaining a safe distance between yourself and other groups
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
  • Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze
  • Most importantly, stay home if you feel sick


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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    Purchase an Annual Pass

    The refuge sells all the America the Beautiful Passes and Refuge-Specific Annual Passes. Get your Federal Lands pass today!

News

Environmental Action Statement

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Environmental Action Statement for Hunt Categorical Exclusion

Environmental Action Statement

Upcoming Events and Recent News

Get more information on upcoming events and refuge news!

News & Upcoming Events Page

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
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

Okefenokee Complex

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