Okefenokee 2013 - Round Top Shelter
Leaving Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, Folkston, Georgia on a 3 day canoe trip to Round Top Shelter and Coffee Bay. It is 12 miles to the Round Top Shelter canoeing through prairies and the Suwannee Canal. We chose to leave Round Top and go back the way we came making it only 6 miles to the Coffee Bay Day Shelter and then it was 6 miles back to the Okefenokee NWR. The trails we used were the Orange and Purple trails. We had a great time.
Okefenokee Swamp. The Wonder of Georgia.
The Okefenokee Swamp is a shallow, 438,000 acre (1,770 km²), peat-filled wetland straddling the Georgia--Florida border in the United States. A majority of the swamp is protected by the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge and the Okefenokee wilderness. The Okefenokee Swamp is considered to be one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Georgia. The Okefenokee is the largest blackwater swamp in North America. The term Okefenokee in Native American is land of trembling earth. The swamp was designated a National Natural Landmark in 1974.
A Virtual Tour of the Okefenokee Swamp
Photos of flora and fauna found in the Okefenokee Swamp Park near Waycross, Georgia, and in the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge at its entrances near Folkston, Georgia and Fargo, Georgia. Creation of this video was supported by a Textbook Transformation Grant from the University System of Georgia's Affordable Learning Georgia Initiative.
Okefenokee Festival Parade,Folkston, Georgia, Part 1
Here comes the Parade at the 2009 Annual Okefenokee Festival in Folkston, Georgia. Because of the length of the parade, it is in two parts. Don't forget to click on Part 2 to see the entire parade. Enjoy!
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OKEFENOKEE Nat Wildlife Refuge GA USA - RISSLING
OKEFENOKEE National Wildlife Refuge GA USA by RISSLING. We spent a day boating around 'Oke' in the Fall of 2009. No gators, strong currents, brackish brown / black - mirror like water, dense dark bog-like forests, serene, quiet, and more.
After a couple hours floating around you literally felt like you could step of the boat and walk on the black (watery) surface. A very unique experience.
Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge | Wikipedia audio article
This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article:
Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge
00:01:38 1 History
00:04:25 2 Geography
00:08:18 3 Wildlife and protected species
00:09:22 4 Facilities
00:09:39 4.1 Visitor center
00:10:18 4.2 Chesser Island
00:10:52 4.3 Fishing
00:11:30 4.4 Canoeing and boating
00:12:05 4.5 Trails
00:14:06 4.6 Access
00:15:00 5 See also
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The Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge is a 402,000‑acre (1,627 km2) National Wildlife Refuge located in Charlton, Ware, and Clinch Counties of Georgia, and Baker County in Florida, United States. The refuge is administered from offices in Folkston, Georgia. The refuge was established in 1937 to protect a majority of the 438,000 acre (1,772 km2) Okefenokee Swamp. The name Okefenokee is a Native American word meaning trembling earth.A wildfire which began with a lightning strike near the center of the Refuge on May 5, 2007 eventually merged with another wildfire which had begun near Waycross, Georgia on April 16 due to a tree falling on a power line. By May 28, more than 580,000 acres (2,300 km2) had burned in the region, or more than 900 square miles (2300 km2).  
Nearly 400,000 people visit the refuge each year, making it the 16th most visited refuge in the National Wildlife Refuge System. It is the largest in acreage of any that is not located in a western state. In 1999, the economic impact of tourism in Charlton, Ware, and Clinch Counties in Georgia exceeded $67 million. The refuge has a staff of 16 with a fiscal year 2005 budget of $1,451,000. The refuge also administers the Banks Lake National Wildlife Refuge.
Brian, Christine and Danielle, Okefenokee Adventures, 14 August 2016.
Into The Okefenokee
On a recording trip to Folkston, Georgia, Facilitators Steven Thrasher and Daniel Littlewood explore the nearby Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge.
Okefenokee Adventure featuring the Soggy Bottom Boys
Billy's Island in the Okefenokee Swamp
This is coming up on the boat dock at Billy's Island in the Okefenokee Swamp. There is a lot of water in the swamp because of all the rain we have been getting. Because of this the current was at about 1 MPH.
This is a video that I made in August of 2005. I live in Folkston Ga and have always been fascinated with the Okefenokee Swamp. When I was making this video, On a wild whim, I contacted Okefenokee Joe and asked for permission to use his song Swampwise as background for my video. Much to my surprise he granted me permission to use it as long as I gave him credit for writing and singing the song, which I have. It's at the end of the video. Joe if you're still around, thank you so much! I have shared this video with family and friends throughout the past 6 years and would now like to share it with the world VIA YouTube. Hope you enjoy it as much as my family and friends have. You can visit Okefenokee Joe at
Okefenokee - Osceola Connection
Chip Campbell of the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge discusses the habitat at the refuge and its similarity to the Pinhook Swamp on the Osceola National Forest in Florida. Forest Service Lands and Natural Resources Specialist Dan McKeague discusses the importance of connecting the Osceola and Okefenokee, one of the largest connections of federal lands creating a wildlife corridor east of the Mississippi River.
Okefenokee Swamp - Stephen Foster to Floyd's Island
Kayaking from Stephen Foster State Park to Floyd's Island. Okefenokee Swamp, Georgia.
Okefenokee Adventures March 2017
Some of us were able to go on a little trip into the black swamp waters of the Okefenokee for spring break - no mosquitoes or bugs - it was a great time to go there. Tons of alligators and turtles sunning themselves. Beautiful place and a fascinating ecosystem.
Our trip to the Okefenokee Swamp Adventures in Folkston, GA 07/16/2013.
East Okefenokee Swamp Adventure
This trip takes us for a water and land based adventure into the East Side of the Okefenokee Swamp to view its wildlife and to learn of the unique history of the area. This trip was filmed in November 2016.
Okefenokee Swamper - A Big City in the Swamp
The animatronic swamper in the Visitor Center of the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge talks about a town that sprung up in the Okefenokee Swamp during logging operations.
I was an intern at the refuge during the summer, so I pretty much memorized this because I heard it almost every day.
Okefenokee Swamp Overnight Camping Trip 2 2011
Okefenokee Swamp Live Exploration - Full Episode
Hosted by Sara Hopkins, GPB Education takes viewers on a virtual exploration of the Okefenokee Swamp, the largest blackwater swamp in North America.
*This is a live program that was recorded at the Okefenokee Swamp Park in Waycross, Georgia, on May 3, 2018.
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