Saturday, July 27, 2013

Okefenokee Swamp Park

Photo Album of Okefenokee Swamp Park

For those of you who have never been to Okefenokee Swamp Park, here are a few facts that might help you decide if you want to make the trip.

Entry is $15.00 per person, 12 years old and up. There is a senior discount of $1.00 for age 62 and up. Children 3 years old to 11 years old has a $14.00 entry fee. These fees do include a train ride.

If you wish to take the 45 minute boat tour, through the swamp, you can add $10.00 to that adult fee. Children can take the boat tour for an added $6.00 fee. I've included a photo of the sort of boat you can expect. No airboats there.

Never go there without some sort of bug repellent. The mosquitos are not as bad as the yellow flies. The yellow flies will make your trip miserable, if you don't have something to defend against them.

The park is filled with a friendly, informative staff, who can make light of a blistering hot day, while being eaten alive by insects. Each one seems to know every plant, animal and bug that lives in the park. Every tour, show, or display is fact-filled and enjoyable. There's even the opportunity to hold alligators; baby ones, but alligators non-the-less.

Take a gander at the photo album of our time in the Okefenokee.

Cute lil' River Otter, who my husband reassured me,
 would rip my face off if given the opportunity.
The Swamp Tour Boats
Cypress Knees

Boat View of the Swamp

Tree Canopy Over the Swamp

Alligator Nest
Train & Conductor

View From Train
Smithy Island

Old Smoke House
Out House . . . no, you don't have to use this.

11 foot Alligator Named Crazy

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