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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.

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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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    Buy Your Refuge Annual Pass Today

    Purchase your 2017 annual pass today at Okefenokee Adventures or Stephen C. Foster State Park.

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    Okefenokee NWR is Celebrating 80 years!

    Celebrate the anniversary of the refuge with us on April 15. Sign up for the 5K and spend the day on the refuge.

    Link to Register for 5K/1 Mile Run

Mobile Apps Available for Refuge Visitors

Discover Nature with Discover Oke App!


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

The Okefenokee Complex consists of both Okefenokee NWR and Banks Lake NWR.

Okefenokee is managed as part of the Okefenokee Complex.

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About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System


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.

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Last Updated: Apr 13, 2017


  • Burn Ban on Okefenokee Refuge

    April 12, 2017

    There is currently a burn ban on all campfires and charcoal grill use in the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge.

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