Okefenokee Swamp Park
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Okefenokee Swamp Park, located near Waycross, Georgia, United States, is an entry point to the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge. The Okefenokee Swamp, is the most extensive blackwater swamp in North America. Okefenokee Swamp Park, which began operation in October 1946, receives no federal or state funding and operates as a non-profit organization. Located six miles from Waycross, Georgia, it allows visitors to get an up-close look at some of the swamp's infamous residents such as the American Alligator, river otter, turtles, snakes, birds-of-prey, and more. A 45-minute boat excursion winds down Indian trails to a 90-foot observation tower which is also accessible by a narrow, winding boardwalk. The "Eye on Nature" show gives visitors the opportunity to hear about, and see first-hand, some of the native snake species, as well as a young alligator. The Lady Suwannee train meanders through southern pine forests and outdoor exhibits to Pioneer Island, where visitors can view and walk through a recreated early swamp homestead.
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