Swamp Facts

Have you ever visited the Okefenokee Swamp? Have you ever seen a real alligator?

We have! Our web site is all about the Okefenokee Swamp and the animals you find there. We live near the swamp and think that it is a special kind of ecosystem.

The swamp is in southeast Georgia. It is very large: more than 600 square miles! It is also called the "Land of the Trembling Earth". The Native Americans called it this because it feels like the land is shaking.

The water in the Swamp is very dark brown and looks dirty, but it really isn't dirty. It is safe for animals and people to drink.

It is made up of prairies, hammocks, lakes, and islands.

The Swamp is a National Wildlife Refuge. This means that no one can hunt there or cut down the trees.

Click HERE to see a map of the Okefenokee Swamp.