Beautiful Billy’s Lake – Okefenokee NWR

A view of the eastern end of beautiful Billy’s Lake in the Okefenokee Swamp National Wildlife Refuge, Georgia. March 5, 2017. © Please don’t steal my images. Download and use legally from

Excerpt from the 1926 History of the Okefenokee Swamp by AS McQueen and Hamp Mizell:

“When the Lees followed the Seminole Indians as the first white settlers on Billy’s Island it was as the God of nature made it. Both the Indians and the Lees left the magnificent trees which covered the island; both took so much of the wild game as was necessary for food and raiment; both fished in the beautiful lake adjoining the island, and the island remained about the same until men of the business world discovered that untold millions of dollars were tied up in the giant cypress and pine trees hid away in this great Swamp.”

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