Quick Stop, Okefenokee Swamp

Quick Stop, Okefenokee Swamp

We were driving by and Ellen wanted to photograph ‘pitcher plants’ in the fog/cloudy day. We knew a spot with easy access so off the road we went.

The Okefenokee Swamp is a shallow, 438,000-acre, peat-filled wetland straddling the Georgia–Florida line in the United States. Huge is the word that comes to mind.

Quick Stop, Okefenokee Swamp
Quick Stop, Okefenokee Swamp

Interesting how the environment is so different from the Lowcountry swamps. Parts of the swamp here are described as prairie.

Quick Stop, Okefenokee Swamp
Quick Stop, Okefenokee Swamp
Quick Stop, Okefenokee Swamp
Quick Stop, Okefenokee Swamp

The water level can change significantly since the only source of water for the swamp is rain.

Quick Stop, Okefenokee Swamp
Quick Stop, Okefenokee Swamp

Like all big swamps once you get inside it’s hot, humid, and easy to lose your direction.

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