Okefenokee Swamp Park
Waycross, GA, USA
The Wonderworld of Okefenokee is a significant part of America’s heritage, a beautifully preserved segment of what was here when America began. The swamp is considered the headwaters of the Suwannee and St Marys Rivers. Both Okefenokee Swamp Park and Okefenokee Adventures provide a unique opportunity for accessing the Okefenokee Swamp.
The Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, which comprises over 80% of the world renowned Okefenokee Swamp, was established to conserve the unique qualities of the Okefenokee Swamp for future generations to enjoy. Habitats provide for threatened and endangered species, such as red-cockaded woodpecker, wood storks, indigo snakes, and a wide variety of other wildlife species. It is world renowned for its amphibian populations that are bio-indicators of global health. More than 600 plant species have been identified on refuge lands. The Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge has 353,981 acres of National Wilderness Area within the refuge boundaries. In addition, the refuge is a Wetland of International Importance (RAMSAR Convention – 1971) because it is one of the world’s largest intact freshwater ecosystems. The Okefenokee Swamp Park and Okefenokee Adventures staff work closely with the refuge to ensure the public leaves with a great appreciation for this special place.