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Okefenokee Swamp Park Inc is a non profit 501 (C) (3) organization
We do not receive any local, State or Federal Funding.

 

We are the world’s window to the Okefenokee Swamp

Our mission is to promote ecological tourism and education by providing a convenient point of entry into the Okefenokee--an authentic opportunity for the public to develop an appreciation for the wildlife, culture, and natural beauty of the “Land of the Trembling Earth.”

Group Field Trips

Explore Georgia’s Natural Wonder…In Our Outdoor Classroom.

Q:  How do we reserve for our group?

In order to reserve for your group, you must contact the park office in advance with the date of your visit, time of arrival, number in group, departure time, etc.  To get the group rate one person must pay for all in the group.

Q:  Can we take a boat excursion?

Depends on water level and guide availability.  There are times when we cannot take a large group due to low water which prevents us from taking the maximum number of persons per boat.  Group boat excursion length is approximately 20 minutes.

Q:  Is this tour on our own or will we have a guide?

For the most part you will be on your own, but the boat and train tours are guided.  We will take the guess-work out of “where do I need to be and when” by scheduling your group for the events that need to be scheduled (boat excursion, train tour and wildlife show).  It will include times for the gift shop, meals and bathroom breaks.  If you have any special needs we will accommodate you the best way we can.

In order for things to go smoothly for you and the park, we request at least one chaperon per ten children.  We will extend complimentary passes to the one chaperone per ten children.  Chaperons will be with their kids at ALL times (in the park and gift shop) to ensure respectful behavior to our animals and other guests.

Q:  Will we need sunscreen or bug spray?

Most of the time here in Georgia you will need one or the other, if not both.  Some months like October thru February, you’re safe, but bring them just in case! It’s better to be safe than sorry.

Q:  What if it rains?

Much of the activities are outdoors, so if it rains there’s a good chance you will get wet.  You may want to cancel and rebook if much rain is in the forecast.  Sorry – no refunds for weather conditions or insects!

Q:  What about feeding the hungry bunch?

Lunch can be arranged by the park’s food provider – Call The Peach Pit Snack Shack for details at 912-283-0583 or 912-816-2553.

Q:  The school will provide lunch, but where can we eat?

We have picnic areas, one covered (with restroom facilities available), on a first-come, first-served basis.  We do not charge for these facilities, but ask that you clean up after yourself.

Q:  Do you have educational materials for teachers?

With advance notice, we can send teachers a question and answer quiz to be filled out by students.

Q:  How much time will our group need?

Depending upon the size of the group, you will need from 4 to 6 hours.

The park has one gift shop available to guests.  We ask that teachers only allow 25 students at a time and as soon as purchases are made to exit to make room for others.  Prices range from $1.99 and up.

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Boat Tours  Oscar the Alligator  Okenfenoke Swamp Park  Swamp Animals  Swamp Train

No Pets AllowedFor your pet’s protection
and yours,
NO PETS ALLOWED
in the Park!

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OKEFENOKEE SWAMP PARK
U.S. 1 South Waycross, Georgia 31503
GPS: 5700 Okefenokee Swamp Park Rd
Directions

Email: Okefenokee@btconline.net

912-283-0583

912-283-0023 Fax

Group Reservations: Ext. 102

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