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Okefenokee Wilderness

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There are three major entrances to the Okefenokee NWR and one secondary entrance. Each can provide access to the refuge Wilderness area. Entrance fees are required at all entrances/access points into the refuge, and are enforced.

East Entrance: The main U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service entrance is located 11 miles southwest of Folkston, Georgia, off Highway 121/23 (Suwannee Canal Road). Stop in the Richard S. Bolt Visitor Center to plan your day and experience the Okefenokee through a film and interpretive displays. Walking trails, boardwalk and observation tower, boat trails, guided boat tours, motorboat and canoe/kayak rentals, a 7-mile wildlife drive, and a restored historic Swamper homestead are available. Call (912) 496-7836 for Visitor Information.

West Entrance: The Stephen C. Foster State Park, located 17 miles east of Fargo, Georgia, off Highway Spur 177. Boardwalk, boat trails, fishing, guided boat tours, motorboat and canoe/kayak rentals, camping, cabins, and a museum are available. Call (912) 637-5274 for information.

North Entrance: The Okefenokee Swamp Park, located eight miles south of Waycross, Georgia, off U.S. 1. Interpretive displays, boat and train tours, live animal displays and interpretive programs are available. Call (912) 283-0583 for information.

Kingfisher Landing is a secondary entrance, which is located approximately 8 miles north of Folkston, Georgia, off Hwy. 1. This entrance is a non-staffed entrance, which provides a parking area and boat ramp.

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