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Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge Camping

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Fish and Wildlife Service

Do not rely on GPS to get here - please see DIRECTIONS:

Located in southeast Georgia, the Okefenokee Swamp is one of the largest intact freshwater wetlands in the world. Nearly all of the swamp and some of the neighboring uplands were set aside as the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge in 1937…

Fee Info

Trips are limited to one or two nights during Peak Season. A non-refundable $10.00 reservation fee will apply. Maximum of 20 people per camping permit.

Reservation Info

Permit Required

The Permit Reservation Line is open Tuesday - Thursday (excluding federal holidays) from 7:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. The Reservation Line phone number is 912-496-3331. No reservations will be made outside of this time or via voicemail. NO EXCEPTIONS.

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1 Review of Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge Camping

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Reviewed Mar. 12, 2021

Bluff Lake and Round Top

Spent 2 nights in the swamp. Rented canoes and took shuttle to Launch at kingfisher landing, spent 1st night at Bluff Lake and 2nd at Round Top. Ended at SCRA/okefenokee adventures. Platforms in great shape. Bluff lake had a table and benches which was very nice. Beautiful views at Round Top but no…


Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge Camping is located in Georgia


**Directions to the Suwannee Canal Recreation Area (Do not depend of GPS directions to bring you to this location)** **Directions from Folkston, Georgia to Main Entrance of Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge** • Turn onto Main Street heading west. Go through two stoplights and across the railroad tracks. • Take a left at 3rd light onto Okefenokee Trail (Parkway), also called GA 121/23 South. • Drive for approx. 7 miles, then turn right at the large beige “Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge” sign. • Follow this road about 4 miles to the end. When you reach a large parking area, you will see the Richard S. Bolt Visitor Center on your left and Okefenokee Adventures is located next to the boat basin. **Directions from Jacksonville International Airport (JAX)** • Depart from the airport terminal on the airport road, turning into Dixie Clipper Rd. Take Dixie Clipper Road to I-95 Northbound. • Follow the directions from Interstate 95-exit 3 (below) to get to Okefenokee **Directions from Interstate 95-exit 3 (Kingsland, GA)** • Take GA 40 West approx. 22 miles through Kingsland to Folkston. • Where GA 40 dead ends at a “T” intersection, turn right onto Third Street then take the next immediate left onto Main Street (courthouse is on your right at turn). • Follow directions from Folkston, GA listed above. **Directions from Jacksonville, FL area** • Take US 1 North through the towns of Callahan and Hilliard. After you cross the St. Marys River into Georgia, go about 4 miles until you enter the town of Folkston. • Turn left at the 2nd stop light onto Main Street (look for brown Okefenokee sign) • Follow directions from Folkston, GA listed above. **Directions from Atlanta, GA area** • Take Interstate 75 South out of Atlanta • In Tifton, take US 82 East towards Waycross. Stay on US 82 East all the way into Waycross • Turn Right onto US 1 South in Waycross heading towards Folkston. You’ll pass the Okefenokee Swamp Park along US 1 South. Continue driving on US 1 to Folkston. • Once you enter Folkston, turn right at 2nd light onto Main Street. • Follow directions from Folkston, GA listed above. **Directions from Brunswick, GA area** • Take I-95 South towards Kingsland. • Take Exit 3 off I-95 and turn West (Right) on GA 40 • Follow directions from Interstate 95-Exit 3 listed above • Follow directions from Folkston, GA listed above. **Directions from Interstate 10 and St. George** • Take exit 48 from I-10 onto FL 121 North. • Drive north on Fl 121 approx. 20 miles until you reach St George, GA. The road designation will switch to GA 121/23 when you cross over the St. Marys River into Georgia. • Proceed north approx. 14 miles until you see “Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge” sign, turn left and follow this road about 4 miles to the Visitor Center.


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