Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge
“Land of the Trembling Earth”
The Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge is just 45 minutes from Historic St. Marys. It is a rare experience for every member of the family. Naturally beautiful, the swamp (nearly a half-million acres), carries you back into the world’s prehistory. Interpretative exhibits, lectures, wildlife shows, boat tours on original Indian Waterways, wilderness walkways, Pioneer Island, native animals in their own habitat, all combine to weave a spell of pioneer American life. You will witness where primitive man ruled the wilds, where Indians hunted and fished, and where early settlers sought peace and communed with nature. You can see how nature still controls the environment and how nature’s balance assures the perpetuation of the flora and fauna, and the swamp itself.
Guided Interpretive Tours
Boardwalk and Observation Tower
Camp Cornelia Café