Jan 24th
  • Login
  • Create an account
    Captcha plugin for Joomla from Outsource Online
    Fields marked with an asterisk (*) are required.
  • Search
Text size
  • Increase font size
  • Default font size
  • Decrease font size
Home Adventure Travel Ideas Activities Parks & Nature Alligators & Georgia's Swamps

Alligators & Georgia's Swamps

E-mail Print PDF


Canoe among Alligators...

You’ll quietly glide your canoe through reeds, over submerged alligators and under canopies of moss and cypress in Georgia’s Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge with Wilderness Southeast, a company known for its focus on environmental education.  You can choose between three Okefenokee Canoeing Programs:  Basecamp with tents, Cabin and Cross Swamp.  From either Basecamp or Cabins, you and the kids (ages 6 and older) will paddle along water trails into the swamp, spotting alligators, a variety of birds, playful raccoons and chance glimpses of black bear.  Marvel at cathedral effects of towering cypress while learning about the many aquatic plant species in the swamp, like the carnivorous pitcher plants.  The Cross Swamp Trip offers kids ages 8 and older the adventure of camping in tents on platforms while traversing the swamp, a truly unique experience.  You’ll learn of the swamp’s colorful history and the environmental impact on this primitive area.  While dining on scrumptiously prepared meals around the campfire, you can swap swamp stories!  (5 day Basecamp with meals, $625 pp; 5 day Cross Swamp with meals, $750 pp; 5 day Cabin with meals, inquire.  Insects are less prevalent during the months of January through April).



Where are Family eXtreme Sports?

It's the ultimate for beautiful surroundings and sports activities. You won't find any better. Click here to find out where.

Tips, Tricks & Tactics

"Explore America"
with these adventures and cost saving ideas...

Find regional and national parks, scenic byways, reserves, recreational sites and resource areas that stretch coast to coast offering families hundreds of opportunities to explore this great land of America. "Explore America" with a sampling of 10 unique getaways and 12 cost saving ideas.


Get 10 great family vacation ideas each month - free! Subscribe to the Talk Story Newsletter.