The Okefenokee Swamp is one of Georgia’s seven natural wonders; is the largest blackwater wetland in the U.S.; and has been designated a Wetland of International Importance. With more than 350,000 acres of the swamp designated as U.S. Wilderness Area, a total of 400,000-acres of wild beauty form the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, the largest wildlife refuge in the eastern U.S. Recreation opportunities including canoeing, kayaking, fishing, hunting and birding abound within the swamp. A biological treasure trove, the swamp’s diverse habitats host rare and threatened species including the eastern indigo snake and red-cockaded woodpecker. It feeds the Suwannee River and St. Marys River, home to federally protected sturgeon species.
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