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Banks Lake
National Wildlife Refuge

Same as Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge:
2700 Suwannee Canal Road
Folkston, GA   31537
E-mail: okefenokee@fws.gov
Phone Number: 912-496-7836
Visit the Refuge's Web Site:
Banks Lake NWR contains a variety of habitat types including 1,000 acres of marsh, 1,644 acres of cypress swamp, 900 acres of open water. and 15 acres of uplands.
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  Recreation and Education Opportunities

Fishing is permitted year-round on the lake in accordance with Georgia State fishing laws. Only the use of pole and line or rod and reel are permitted. No trotlines, limb lines, or fish traps are permitted. All boats must comply with Federal and State boating laws. Fishing is allowed from ½ hour before sunrise to ½ hour after sunset or as posted. Night fishing is allowed from March 1 - October 31 from sunset until sunrise or as posted

Wildlife Observation
A short walking trail, boardwalk and platform are provided for wildlife viewing opportunities

Refuge open year round from ½ hour before sunrise until ½ hour after sunset

Entrance Fees
None Required

Use Fees
None Required
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