Okefenokee: Nature Lover’s Paradise

Minnie Lake in the Okefenokee Swamp National Wildlife Refuge, Georgia. Cypress Trees, Spanish Moss, Spatterdock Lily Pads, canoe kayak trail. ©www.williamwisephoto.com. Please don’t steal my images. Download and use legally from Dreamstime.com.

“This magnificent Swamp, one of the very largest, if not the largest, in the entire United States, is truly a nature lovers paradise. The scenic beauty and grandeur, with its changing vistas of island, dense bays overgrown with moss covered trees, open prairies covered with lily pads of incomparable beauty, lakes – from the miniature pools to the great ponds – infested with alligators, reptiles and fish, giant trees reaching far into the skies, and over all the flitting to and fro of the hundreds of water birds of every species, delights and thrills the heart of anyone who has a spark of the artistic in his nature.”

Excerpt from the 1926 book History of the Okefenokee Swamp, by A.S. McQueen & Hamp Mizell

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