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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.”

Okefenokee RESA Area School Field Trips

Group Information for the following counties:









Getting Started

Booking a Field Trip:

We consider groups to be 12 or more people. Advance reservations are required – the more the better. Reservations can be made 7 days a week from 9AM to 5 PM. Please have following information when you call:

  • Name of Group
  • Date
  • Time of Arrival
  • Approximate number of guests
  • Approximate number of parents…we suggest you collect from them
  • Phone , Fax number & email
  • Time you need to leave
  • If you will bringing a lunch

Need Lunch:

We have picnic tables available on a first come, first served basis. The Snack Shack is our food service provider and can have lunch ready for you when you need it. Please contact Randy and Shawn Scoville at 912-816-2553 or Their services are contracted and paid for separately from the Park’s fee.

Simple Guidelines:

If you are bringing a school group, we require one chaperon per ten children. Those chaperons will be complimentary. Any others will be charged. Escort and driver are complimentary. Please allow 3 to 4 hours to see and do it all. We will create the schedule for you so you’ll know  who needs to be where and when. Once you receive your confirmation letter please read it carefully. If something is not correct, contact us as soon as possible. Should you need to cancel, please allow us one day advance notice.


We do not require a deposit; however, payment is due on the day you arrive. Tax Exempt Notice: You must pay with school check and provide a Sales and Use Tax Certificate of Exemption when you come. Failure to do this will result in the 7% being added to your total. You must bring this form EVERY time you come, no exceptions. Parents or others not covered in the one to ten chaperones will have to pay separate and pay tax, unless you include them in the school check. Prices will be given when you set up the visit.

What do we offer?

General admission includes the walking tour which is done “ on you own “. We have exhibit buildings that show who, what, where, when, why, and how of the swamp. There are animal habitats and boardwalks. The guided railroad tour will take you 1.5 miles on the edge of the wetlands and stops on Pioneer Island.  You may tour the island, view a re-created homestead and the Wilde’s Cabin Museum. Our “ Eye on Nature” program is a live show that allows you to get up close and personal with some of the snakes and gators.

The boat package includes all the above and a 20 minute boat tour. These tours are guided and offer the best way to see our eco-system in action. The guides will point out various plants and give some history of the swamp.

Boat availability depends on water level and guide availability.

Okefenokee RESA Area Special Rates:

General Admission (everything but Boat Tour)

  • Students: $6.00
  • Parents or Adults: $9.00 + tax

20 Minute Boat Tour Package (Includes General Admission)

  • Students: $12.00
  • Parents or Adults: $12.00 plus tax

Okefenokee Swamp Park
(912 ) 283-0583 / Fax  (912 ) 283-0023

NOTICE: Georgia Law Requires All Children 13 & under
Must Wear A U. S. Coast Guard Approved PFD

Click on below pictures for more info.

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

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

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



912-283-0023 Fax

Group Reservations: Ext. 102

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