One-tank trips: Okefenokee Swamp
This week I set out for a little relaxation and stress relief. So I packed my bags and camera and headed to the swamp! The Okefenokee Swamp to be exact. The Okefenokee Swamp is a shallow, 438,000-acre peatfilled wetland straddling the Georgia-Florida border.
The Swamp trip is a family tradition for me; each year my dad would try to convince us the swamp was going to be FUN. This was something we didn’t look forward to at first, but after the second year we all looked forward to the special time our family would spend together living among the raw undisturbed wildlife of the swamp for one week a year.
Many wonderful memories have been made here at Stephen C. Foster State Park. This remote park is a primary entrance to the Okefenokee Swamp which, by the way, is one of Georgia’s seven natural wonders.
The cypress trees and abundant wildlife are just breathtaking as you walk the many trails and paddle through the narrow swamp on an afternoon boat excursion.
This week, find something fun for the whole family, and if you’re really up for an adventure, check out Stephen C. Foster State Park and The Okefenokee Swamp.
The gators are waiting on you.
PHOTOGRAPHER Covington through the