@Matthew I loved our day there but we also saw an old homestead and couldn’t imagine living IN a swamp. "Can I See?"
At Okefenokee Park, you can immerse yourself in the history of the continent -- from the legacy of Native Americans who hunted and fished here to the European settlers who came to call the swamp home.
Required fields are marked *. @Suzy I know it’s only a swamp but it was actually one of the highlights of our trip and a very interesting place for nature lovers. If you are going to Okefenokee Swamp during the winter months, you should prepare for cold weather.
Located in Waycross, Georgia, at the headwaters of the Suwannee and St. Marys Rivers, Okefenokee Swamp Park is an impressive National Wildlife Refuge -- a vast collection of islands, lakes, jungles, forests, and prairies on the Florida-Georgia line. The Okefenokee Swamp National Wildlife Refuge stemmed from a non-profit corporation which was eventually chartered as the Okefenokee Association Inc., under the laws of Georgia. Those water-reflection photos are gorgeous! The Lady Suwanee’s track was installed by B.R.
The park has become one of the most well-known wilderness areas in the United States, featured in many Hollywood movies and TV shows. While there are signs that Okefenokee Swamp was inhabited as early as 2,500 BC by tribes of the Depford Culture, the recent history of the swamp is also quite interesting. http://www.weather.com/outlook/recreation/outdoors/wxclimatology/monthly/graph/31537. Leigh McAdam is an award-winning, Calgary-based writer, photographer and social media enthusiast with over 61,000 followers. The average rainfall is about 60 inches annually. I love a good swamp. The Hebard Cypress Company was the next business to tackle the swamp. The entrance fee is $17 per person. The homestead in the swamp was surreal – how folks were industrious 150 years ago in such a hostile environment – makes me feel a tad soft when the AC in the car doesn’t work properly. If you are going to Okefenokee Swamp during the winter months, you should prepare for cold weather. Daytime business meetings of five hours or less Monday through Thursday are $125. @InsideJourneys Thank you. The swamp is a land that goes through a cycle of fires and regrowth largely because the peat deposits, which are up to 15 feet deep, are capable of burning. The swamp, which straddles the Florida-Georgia state line, is the largest blackwater swamp in North America. The beauty of the swamp has a way of growing on you. Wow! Native American tribes of Deptford, Swift Creek, and Weeden Island Cultures have been living in the area as far back as 2,500 B.C. Take a train ride through the park and enjoy a fabulous display of lights during the Christmas season!
Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. It really is a very nice swampland and an outstanding tongue twister for a name too. @Jo Thanks for adding all that wonderful info! Click on the photo to bookmark to your Pinterest boards.
Your pics of the alligators are FABULOUS!
Okefenokee Swamp is home to the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge – established to preserve 402,000 acres of habitat that includes not only the bog with its tea-coloured water but lakes, cypress forests, scrub shrub areas and even open, though wet prairie.
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