Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge
Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge is part of the Tentative list of United States of America in order to qualify for inclusion in the World Heritage List.
The Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge is one of the world’s largest naturally driven freshwater ecosystems. This swamp in Georgia is the source of rivers rather than a recipient, such as wetlands found in river deltas, allowing for integrity in natural hydrology and water flow. The refuge contains extensive undisturbed peat deposits, and supports a wide diversity of wildlife, including American alligators, river otters, bobcats, black bears, and the endangered red-cockaded woodpecker.
Map of Okefenokee National Wildlife RefugeLoad map
The coordinates shown for all tentative sites were produced as a community effort. They are not official and may change on inscription.
I went with my family in '95 at the end of my high school year in Georgia. This was a marvelous experience and we still talk about it today, almost 20 years later.
Okefenokee is a huge swamp off the beaten track. As such the park rangers take a live and let die approach to visitors. You can rent canoes and off you go.
Quite quickly you are alone in your canoe. If you discount the alligators, snakes and other reptiles that is. Expect small alligators to peak out of the water right next to your canoe. The land is crowded with snakes ...
This would be a great addition to the list. And it makes for a great day in any case.
2008 Added to Tentative List
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