Date(s) - 03/05/2018 Monday
THE OKEFENOKEE SWAMP PARK & THE FOLKSTON FUNNEL
The Great Okefenokee Swamp is one of North America’s most unspoiled, fascinating and precious natural areas. It is the largest, intact, un-fragmented, freshwater and black water wilderness swamp in North America. Located in the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, The Okefenokee Swamp Park is a magnificent show-window for the “Land of the Trembling Earth.” Step back in time aboard the Lady Suwannee” the Okefenokee Railroad. The train tour will take you on the adventure of a lifetime and rich in history. The 1.5 mile railroad system at the Okefenokee Swamp Park serves as a mode of transportation for the park, circling part of the Great Okefenokee Swamp. We’ll take a boat tour (water depth permitted) on original Indian waterways to see native birds and animals in their own habitat. The parks points of interest include a Pioneer Homestead, 90-foot Observation Tower, Nature Center, Swamp Creation Center, Wildlife Observation areas and Walt Kelly Exhibit all combined to weave a spell of pioneer American life. Located at the headwaters of the Suwannee and St. Mary’s Rivers, Okefenokee is a National Wildlife Refuge covering approximately 700 square miles and located in the southeastern corner of Georgia. Don’t miss your chance to see nature as our Native American’s saw it and walk on the wild side with their Live Animal shows. We’ll make a stop at the Folkston Funnel, a double train track that serves as the main artery for railroad traffic into and out of Florida with up to 60 trains a day. From the viewing platform in Folkston, visitors can see trains passing on their way to and from Florida, in the south, and a split north of town where trains go west to California and north to Maine.
PRICE PER PERSON: $71
Bus Departs from New Smyrna, Port Orange, and Ormond Beach.
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NOTE: Please call us to discuss any special dietary meal or seating requests. Tickets are Non-Refundable once purchased, unless resold.