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Okefenokee Swamp Park

Explore the prehistoric lakes, lily-speckled waterways and dense jungles of a landscape known to the Creek Indians as the Land of the Trembling Earth.

Okefenokee Swamp Park presents an insight into the wonder of the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge. Glimpse the intricate ecosystems and pristine wilderness of the spectacular swamplands, go on a guided boat tour, ride the scenic railway, visit historic homesteads and encounter wildlife in natural habitats. Learn about the ancient Okefenokee cultures and discover the prehistoric wonder of this remarkable landscape.

Find numerous ways to explore Okefenokee Swamp Park. Take a self-guided walk along the park’s network of boardwalks and discover the rich variety of plants growing in the swamplands. Check out aquatic mosses, carnivorous plants, exquisite ferns and pond cypresses. 

Guided boat tours follow old Seminole Indian routes and pass some of the park’s highlights. Your guide will point out native plants and wildlife. If you visit during spring or summer, look for superb water lilies in flower. To explore the park on dry land, ride the replica railway on board the Lady Suwannee, the Swamp Park Train.

Visit the park’s 90-foot (27-meter) observation tower for a spectacular panoramic overview of the swamplands. Snap photographs of the lush green canopy. Other park highlights include the Pioneer Island Homestead, which demonstrates how people lived in this region during the 19th century. The homestead features a museum with local history exhibits. Kids will enjoy a visit to the Nature Center and Serpentarium, showcasing some of the park’s native animals. Join one of the daily talks and reptile shows to learn about snakes, turtles and alligators from the park’s animal keepers.

Stop at the park’s gift shop for souvenirs and local produce, including honey. At the park’s snack shack, have gator burgers or frog legs, as well as other snacks and refreshments.

Okefenokee Swamp Park is a 20-minute drive southeast from Waycross. Pay the admission fee, which is discounted for children under 12, seniors and active military personnel. General admission includes a trip on the Okefenokee railroad, boardwalks, observation areas, nature centers and live presentations. Boat tours are available for an extra fee. The park is open daily.


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Hampton Inn Waycross HK$652
Hampton Inn Waycross

Hampton Inn Waycross

     
    2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

    Situated in Waycross, this hotel is 2.3 mi (3.7 km) from Memorial Satilla Health and within 6 miles (10 km) of Okefenokee Technical College and Memorial Satilla Health. Okefenokee Heritage Center and Southern Forest World are also within 6 miles (10 km).

    Best Western Plus Bradbury Inn & Suites HK$713
    Best Western Plus Bradbury Inn & Suites

    Best Western Plus Bradbury Inn & Suites

       
      2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

      Situated in Waycross, this hotel is within 6 miles (10 km) of Okefenokee Technical College, Memorial Satilla Health and Memorial Satilla Health. Okefenokee Heritage Center and Southern Forest World are also within 6 miles (10 km).

      Comfort Suites Waycross HK$655
      Comfort Suites Waycross

      Comfort Suites Waycross

         
        2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

        This family-friendly Waycross hotel is located on the Strip, 2.8 mi (4.5 km) from Memorial Satilla Health, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Okefenokee Heritage Center and Southern Forest World. Okefenokee Technical College and Memorial Satilla Health are also within 6 miles (10 km).

        Quality Inn & Suites HK$343
        Quality Inn & Suites

        Quality Inn & Suites

           
          3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in the heart of Waycross, this hotel is 2.3 mi (3.7 km) from Memorial Satilla Health and 3.1 mi (4.9 km) from Okefenokee Technical College. Memorial Satilla Health and Okefenokee Heritage Center are also within 6 miles (10 km).

          Baymont by Wyndham Waycross HK$473
          Baymont by Wyndham Waycross

          Baymont by Wyndham Waycross

             
            2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

            Situated in Waycross, this hotel is 2.2 mi (3.6 km) from Memorial Satilla Health and within 6 miles (10 km) of Memorial Satilla Health and Okefenokee Technical College. Okefenokee Heritage Center and Southern Forest World are also within 6 miles (10 km).

            Super 8 by Wyndham Waycross GA HK$411
            Super 8 by Wyndham Waycross GA

            Super 8 by Wyndham Waycross GA

               
              2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Situated in Waycross, this motel is 2.8 mi (4.5 km) from Memorial Satilla Health and within 6 miles (10 km) of Okefenokee Technical College and Memorial Satilla Health. Okefenokee Heritage Center and Southern Forest World are also within 6 miles (10 km).

              Days Inn by Wyndham Waycross HK$419
              Days Inn by Wyndham Waycross

              Days Inn by Wyndham Waycross

                 
                2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Situated in Waycross, this hotel is 2.8 mi (4.5 km) from Memorial Satilla Health and within 6 miles (10 km) of Okefenokee Technical College and Memorial Satilla Health. Okefenokee Heritage Center and Southern Forest World are also within 6 miles (10 km).

                Motel 6 Waycross GA
                Motel 6 Waycross GA

                Motel 6 Waycross GA

                   
                  0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Situated in Waycross, this hotel is 2.7 mi (4.3 km) from Memorial Satilla Health and within 6 miles (10 km) of Okefenokee Technical College and Memorial Satilla Health. Okefenokee Heritage Center and Southern Forest World are also within 6 miles (10 km).