This 2 day 1 night trip will give you a very unique experience in the Okefenokee Swamp. We traverse some of the most beautiful and oldest part of the Swamp. Including thousand year old Cypress Trees. We will paddle through inner lakes, prairies, and thin canals. The highlight of the Trip will be a visit to Billy’s Island where we will explore on foot it’s rich history. The island’s name comes from a Native American occupant of the island, a Seminole named Indian Billy, who was murdered on the island. That night at Mixon’s Hammock Campground (in the swamp) we will also have a campfire that night to share some of our paddle experiences together.
The Okefenokee Swamp is a shallow, 438,000-acre (1,770 km2), peat-filled wetland straddling the Georgia–Florida line in the United States. A majority of the swamp is protected by the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge and the Okefenokee Wilderness. The Okefenokee Swamp is considered to be one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Georgia. The Okefenokee is the largest “blackwater” swamp in North America.
The name Okefenokee is attested with more than a dozen variant spellings of the word in historical literature. Though often translated as “land of trembling earth,” the name is likely derived from Hitchiti oki fanô?ki “bubbling water”
Experienced Guided Trip
Kayak or Canoe w/Paddles
Dinner Included In Swamp
Permits for overnight