• The Suwannee River Sill - Fargo, Georgia

      In the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, just outside Stephen Foster State Park, the Suwannee River Sill Recreation Area is a five-mile-long body of water with a paved road that runs along an old reservoir built by the Federal government in 1960 to control the flow of water from the Okefenokee Swamp into the Suwanee River. Drive along the water way where you'll spot lots of wading birds and a few alligators and turtles. There are beautiful yellow canna lilies growing wild along the river and on the other side of the road. At the end you find a parking area next to the dam section with a walkway across. Alligators were all over here, both swimming and sunning. I watched several egrets wading in the water and hunting small fish for lunch.

      If you go:
      This is an unmanned section of the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge. You can drive or hike in any time the refuge is open. There is a $5 refuge fee.

      Links:




      10855 GA-177
      Fargo, Georgia 31631 USA
      okefenokee@fws.gov


      Phone Numbers:

      National Park service
      +1 (912) 496-7836


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