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|
|Boat View of the Swamp|
|Tree Canopy Over the Swamp|
|Train & Conductor|
|View From Train|
|Old Smoke House|
|Out House . . . no, you don't have to use this.|
|11 foot Alligator Named Crazy|