Paddling Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge Guide Book

by David M. O'Neill & Elizabeth Anne Domingue (Falcon Guides)
Paddling Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge  by David M. O'Neill & Elizabeth Anne Domingue

148pp/B&W and color photos/maps
ISBN: 1560446137

This is the first and only guide to all 110 miles of canoeable waterways in this Refuge on the border of Georgia & Florida. Explore the Okefenokee Swamp and the famed Suwannee River with their incredible vegetation and abundant wildlife. This guide covers planning & preparation for day trips & overnight trips. Includes a calendar of natural events in this unique ecosystem.

© David M Oand39;Neill and Elizabeth Anne Domingue/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Trails from the "Paddling Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 22.
... Preview: The trip takes you across the open landscape of Billys Lake and down the wooded path of the Suwannee River. A variety of wildlife can be seen, including alligators, aquatic turtles, Anhingas, White Ib ... From the guidebook "Paddling Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge"
Homerville, GA - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 4.6
... Preview: From the basin the trail takes a path west across Billys Lake, then follows the Suwannee River through a riverine woodland to the Suwannee River Sill, a manmade earthen dam across the Suwannee River. ... From the guidebook "Paddling Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge"
Homerville, GA - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 11.2
... Preview: Beginning at the entrance to Chesser Prairie, these popular trails traverse south through two wildlife-rich prairies. Watch for alligators, frogs, herons, hawks, cranes, ducks, and more as you paddle ... From the guidebook "Paddling Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge"
Saint George, GA - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 7.6
... Preview: Visitor use is light and permit required. This trail takes you from a high sandy island, through a thick swamp forest, and across a mixture of woodlands and shrubby prairie. Watch for White-tailed D ... From the guidebook "Paddling Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge"
Homerville, GA - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 1.8
... Preview: This section of trail begins at Kingfisher Landing on the northeastern side of the Okefenokee. It winds its way south along the eastern edge of the swamp through Durdin Prairie to the overnight shelte ... From the guidebook "Paddling Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge"
Folkston, GA - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 7.6
... Preview: The trail heads south along the eastern edge of the Okefenokee through the sedge glades and cypress domes of Durdin Prairie. The boggy marshes hold a diversity of plants and wildlife. Watch for pitc ... From the guidebook "Paddling Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge"
Folkston, GA - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 7.6
... Preview: Visitor use is light and a permit is required. This short 1-mile section of the Green Trail veers northwest from the junction with the Blue Trail through a thick swamp forest to the overnight stop on ... From the guidebook "Paddling Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge"
Folkston, GA - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 16.2
... Preview: Visitor use is light and permit required. On the way, the trail passes a checkerboard of woods and prairie as it follows a scenic course along the southern extent of Floyds Prairie. A variety of wil ... From the guidebook "Paddling Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge"
Homerville, GA - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 1.3
... Preview: The short trip provides nice views of Billys Lake and gives you the option of exploring the environs and artifacts on Billys Island via the walking trail. Wildlife viewing can be rewarding. Watch fo ... From the guidebook "Paddling Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge"
Homerville, GA - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 2.2
... Preview: From the Suwannee Canal Recreation Area boat ramp, the Orange Trail follows the tree- and shrub-lined Suwannee Canal northwest to the Canal Run shelter. Though not the most natural feature of the Oke ... From the guidebook "Paddling Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge"
Folkston, GA - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 10.2
... Preview: This short section of the Orange Trail follows the tree- and shrub-lined Suwannee Canal from the Purple Trail junction to the Canal Run shelter. The deep, wide, vegetation-free waters of the canal of ... From the guidebook "Paddling Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge"
Folkston, GA - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 9.9
... Preview: For its entire length the trail lies within the confines of the tree-and shrub-lined canal. While not the most scenically varied of trails, the tannin-stained water provides marvelous reflections and ... From the guidebook "Paddling Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge"
Folkston, GA - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 8.9
... Preview: This section of the Orange Trail is not for the faint of heart, but it makes a great trip for those craving a little wilderness adventure. Low shrubs, downed trees, and mats of floating vegetation ca ... From the guidebook "Paddling Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge"
Homerville, GA - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 17.5
... Preview: Visitor use is light and a permit is required. From the trail junction, it traverses east across Chase Prairie through a mixture of prairie and shrubs before arcing back to the north along a cypress ... From the guidebook "Paddling Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge"
Folkston, GA - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 2.5
... Preview: From the Big Water shelter this 2.1 mile section of trail follows a gently flowing stretch of the Suwannee River south to the junction with the Green Trail at the southwestern entrance to Floyds Prair ... From the guidebook "Paddling Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge"
Homerville, GA - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 2.1
... Preview: Visitor use is light to moderate; portions are open to day-use boating. Beginning at the Maul Hammock overnight shelter, this 12-mile section of trail travels west and south through Sapling Prairie in ... From the guidebook "Paddling Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge"
Waycross, GA - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 24.2
... Preview: The first 5.1 miles of the Red Trail are open to day-use canoeing (and motorboating) and provide intimate touring through the extensive shrublands typical of this part of the swamp. The trail beg ... From the guidebook "Paddling Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge"
Folkston, GA - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 5.1
... Preview: Visitor use is light to moderate; portions are open to day-use boating. This section of trail is one of the longest in the swamp. It is an intimate trail, meandering through a mix of dense shrublands ... From the guidebook "Paddling Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge"
Waycross, GA - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 12.2
... Preview: This section of the Red Trail follows the winding path of the Suwannee River as it flows southwest through wooded forests of bays, maple, and cypress to Stephen C. Foster State park. Along the way you ... From the guidebook "Paddling Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge"
Homerville, GA - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 32
... Preview: Though the entire trip is more than most paddlers would want to attempt in a day, any portion offers wonderful scenery and pleasant paddling. Alligators, Ospreys, White Ibis, Little Blue Herons, and a ... From the guidebook "Paddling Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge"
Homerville, GA - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 10.8