Step back in time and experience life in Ol’ Okfenok! Living historians will be on site interpreting the daily lives of pioneers who settled in this area during the 1850’s. Smell the woodsmoke, watch as ladies boil laundry and the men folk cook meat for the table. Walk around our Pioneer Island, view the historic structures, and enjoy an interactive historical experience like no other. Sheep shearing, log splitting, cooking demonstrations, and much more will be held throughout the day Saturday and Sunday March 27-28, 2021 at Okefenokee Swamp Park in Waycross, GA.
$5 admission per day for all guests who enter through Pioneer Island for the special event. Our regular guests, entering through the Gift Shop on either the General Admission or Boat Excursion Package, will have this special event included in their admission package for both Okefenokee Swamp Park and Okefenokee Adventures. Those that chose the option of purchasing just the Hog & Hominy ticket will also receive a $5 off coupon good towards the purchase of Regular General Admission at Okefenokee Swamp Park and One Full day rental of a Canoe or Kayak at our Okefenokee Adventures operation
The Okefenokee Swamp Park was formally opened on October 8, 1946 and for the past 75 years has served as a convenient point of entry to experience the wonders of the Okefenokee. The hither impenetrable “Land of the Trembling Earth” was made accessible to visitors, and a new panorama of scenic beauty was unfolded for those who delight in nature’s master creations. The Okefenokee Swamp Park now attracts visitors from all over the world on a daily basis. The effort dovetails with the park’s ultimate goal: “for the public to develop an appreciation for the wildlife, culture, history and natural beauty of the Land of Trembling Earth.”
Of Georgia’s seven natural wonders, the Okefenokee is the most vast, wild and fabled – the largest National Wildlife Refuge in the eastern U.S. The “land of the trembling earth”, the Okefenokee Swamp encompasses nearly 630 square miles of Clinch, Ware, and Charlton counties in Georgia and Baker County in Florida. Considered the largest blackwater wetland in the U.S. it has been protected by the federal government since 1937, has been named a Wetland of International Importance, designated as a National Natural Landmark and is listed as a tentative UNESCO World Heritage Site. A biological treasure trove, it harbors more than 600 species of plants, 40 mammals, 50 reptiles, and 60 amphibians. The swamp also provides the headwaters of the Suwannee and St. Marys Rivers.
It is required that all children 12 & under must wear a U. S. Coast Guard approved PFD while on our boats.