Chesser Prairie at Okefenokee Swamp

Folkston, Georgia 31537

Chesser Prairie at Okefenokee Swamp

Chesser Prairie at Okefenokee Swamp Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Okefenokee Swamp is a vast wetland in Georgia’s southeastern corner. Nearly 400,000 acres, the refuge offers more than 100 miles of paddling waterways and is a nationally renowned paddling destination.

Most of the Okefenokee Swamp is within the confines of the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, which is charged with preserving the swamp and its creatures. They do this by maintaining strict rules for entry, exit, fishing, hunting, and camping to maintain the wild and pristine character of this Peach State treasure."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
Easy to Moderate
Skill Level
3.5 hours
No gradient.
Tidal Information
Okefenokee Adventures, Route 2, Box 3325, Folkston, GA 31537; (866) 843–7926; Located at put-in, they rent boats and are the authorized concessionaire for the refuge.
Local Contacts
USGS: Chesser Prairie; DeLorme: Georgia Atlas and Gazetteer, page 69; Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge map
Local Maps