Okefenokee Swamp

By: TyQuasha Gilbert :)


The Great Okefenokee Swamp is one of North America's precious natural areas. It is the largest freshwater and black water wilderness swamp in North America. "Okefenokee" was the name used by the indigenous Creeks  and was believed to mean, " Land of Trembling Earth". The Okefenokee is approximately 700 square miles. It covers a land with its in still or slow-moving water, with plants growing in and around it.

Location in Georgia

The Okefenokee swamp is cover approximately 700 square miles of South Georgia and North Florida. The swamp is 17 miles east of Fargo, Georgia. The Okefenokee Swamp is located in southeastern Georgia. It is 38 miles in length and approximately 25 miles wide. The swamp covers almost 700 square miles.