Okefenokee Swamp Okefenokee Swamp

Back to nature in Georgia

For clients wanting eco-experiences in the US, Explore Georgia has some suggestions.

Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge has seven platforms and three islands for wilderness camping. Campers pack a canoe or kayak and paddle up to 12 miles before setting up camp in the swamp. Little St. Simons Island, just off Georgia’s coast, is a privately owned sanctuary with tidal creeks, salt marshes and seven miles of undeveloped beach. The Lodge at Little St. Simons accommodates 32 guests and they can reserve a single room, an entire cottage or the full island. Stays are all-inclusive of accommodation, boat transfers to and from the island, three prepared meals daily, all activities including naturalist-led excursions, and use of all recreation equipment. A few hours north of Atlanta in Georgia State Park is Len Foot Hike Inn.


This has four main buildings with 20 private guest rooms, hot showers, fresh linens and home-cooked meals. The inn is in the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area that offers fishing, hiking, boating, a wide variety of natural habitats, flora and fauna, 19th century historic sites and Native American archeological sites. Cumberland Island National Park is one of the largest undeveloped barrier islands along the Georgia coast including miles of unspoiled beaches. Once a working plantation, followed by a winter retreat for the wealthy Carnegie family, Cumberland Island is now home to the descendants of slaves and aristocrats, as well as wild horses with bloodlines that trace to the royal stables of the King of Arabia.