December 15, 2022 @ 11:00 am – April 3, 2023 @ 12:30 pm
Okefenokee Adventures
4159 Suwannee Canal Road
GA 31537

A Historical Tour at Okefenokee Adventures.

Venture with an experienced Naturalist down the historic Suwannee Canal on one of our 24 ft. Carolina skiffs as you discuss and learn about the diverse history that occurred in the Okefenokee. These flat bottomed boats have canopies overhead, bench seating with backs, and are comfortable, stable and safe!

As you head down the historic Suwannee Canal surrounded by the beautiful Okefenokee, you will discuss the rich history of the region with an experienced naturalist. From the Native Americans who first lived in the swamp, to the swamper era and bustling logging industry of the early 1900’s, the swamp’s history is almost as intriguing as its ecology

February 4, 2023 @ 11:00AM
March 3, 2023 @ 10:00AM
April 3, 2023 @ 10:00AM

WHERE: Okefenokee Adventures, 4159 Suwannee Canal Road, Folkston, GA 31537

Adults: $30
Children Ages 4-11: $20
Infants ages 3 and under: free


Jean Harper


Topics Covered:

  • Native American History and Culture
    • Different cultures
    • Artifacts found and distinguishing characteristics
    • Movement across the land
    • Stories passed down
  • Post Native American era/Swamper History of the Okefenokee
    • Formation of the Suwannee Canal
    • Chesser Family
    • Billy’s Island
    • Hebard cypress company and logging impact
  • Wildlife Refuge Formation
    • Impact on swamper culture
    • Impact ecologically

For more information contact:
Okefenokee Adventures