Okefenokee Wilderness Area Canoe Trails

Water Trail Description
The Okefenokee Wilderness Area offers over 400,000 acres of wetlands and swamps to explore with seven overnight shelters. Paddlers can float through cypress forests, wet prairies, and pine uplands with plenty of opportunity to see a variety of wildlife.
 
River Basin
Suwanee
 
Location
Okefenokee Wildlife Refuge
 
Distance
400,000 acres
 
Access Points
7 Trails, 12 overnights shelters (must make reservations ahead of time)
Okefenokee Canoe Trail
 
Classification of Trail
 
Flatwater/swamp
 
Overnight Camping Option 
Yes
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Website
 
Map
 
Sponsoring Organization
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
 
Contact Information
912-496-7836
2700 Suwannee Canal Road
Folkston, GA 31537
 
Nearest Population Center
Valdosta, Savannah
 
Media
Blaine Eckberg discusses what the Okefenokee Wildlife Refuge canoe trails have to offer and how to volunteer to help maintain these trails.  
Volunteers discuss the work involved in maintaining an established water trail.