As the sole concessionaire for the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, Okefenokee Adventures is your gateway to swamp exploration with activities to suit all kinds of outdoor enthusiasts.
Travel with the Okefenokee experts down the historic Suwannee Canal, make your way through the breathtaking views of tangled forest of bay, cypress, pine, and shrubs, and then out onto the expansive stretch of Chesser Prairie. As the guides share their knowledge of the swamp’s cultural and natural history, you will find yourself immersed in the swamp folklore and be introduced to a number of plants and wildlife you never knew existed. Okefenokee Adventures boat tours allow the entire family to experience Okefenokee’s waterways and spot alligators from a safe distance.
Canoe and Kayak
Spend the day exploring the beauties of the Okefenokee Swamp in a solo or tandem canoe and kayak. With over 120 miles of easy to follow water trails, paddlers can create their own adventure and travel at their own pace. For those who are new to kayaking or canoeing, Okefenokee Adventures also offers guided tours to get you out onto the water with confidence.
The Okefenokee Swamp is rightfully famous for its solitude and sense of remote wilderness travel. This floating camping platform is one you can only reach by canoe! You’ll need permits two weeks in advance to lay your head in the 400,000-acre Okefenokee, a collection of wet cypress forests, wet prairies, water lilies and tall swamp grasses. Bears? Check. Alligators? Check. Unforgettable camping? Check. The Okefenokee has it all.
Bicycle down the seven and a half miles of Swamp Island Drive! The roadway is paved and flat for cyclists of all levels. Cycle comfortably and enjoy the scenery within the Okefenokee Swamp.
Wait, before you go!
The Okefenokee has TWO mobile apps to help visitors in their adventure. Be sure to download the free apps BEFORE your trip to see the most recent wildlife sightings and photos. The best part? Once downloaded, both apps work without cellphone coverage!
Journey down Swamp Island Drive and gather all of the clues about the diverse wildlife and habitat with a fun, scavenger hunt style game!
Discover Nature Wilderness
Navigating through water trails? Download the refuge’s entire canoe trail system and see your live location!