Group Information for the following counties:
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
- 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Their services are contracted and paid for separately from the Park’s fee.
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
NOTICE: Georgia Law Requires All Children 13 & under
Must Wear A U. S. Coast Guard Approved PFD