Phinizy Swamp Nature Park is a 1,100-acre (450 ha) nature park in Augusta, Georgia. The park contains wetlands and woodlands and has a campus for water research and environmental education, which includes a visitor center. It has many bald cypresses draped in Spanish moss and forests of loblolly trees. Birds commonly found at Phinizy Swamp include: red-shouldered hawks, great blue herons, sora, wood ducks and bald eagles. Sometimes the park yields rarities for Georgia, including black-bellied whistling ducks, and a cave swallow, in 2004. Other wildlife commonly found in the park include frogs and toads; snakes, including water moccasin, pigmy rattlesnake, and copperhead; beavers and muskrat; turtles; and dragonflies. Fishing and hunting are not permitted within the park. Phinizy Swamp Nature Park is managed by Phinizy Center for Water Sciences.Use our Augusta road trip planner to visit Phinizy Swamp Nature Park on your trip to Augusta, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
Phinizy Swamp Nature Park reviews
This was a family visit (all adults) and our first. A family group with elementary school age children entered in front of us - it looked as though everyone was having a good time. The trails were.... more »
Fun for the entire family exploring the trails in the park by hiking or bring your bikes. Check the schedule for various events for both day and star gazing at night. more »
The walk is at your own pace to stop & look at the turtles, fish, birds, snakes, etc. We did not see any river otters but could see the dams they have built.We visited on a Sunday & had few other people there beside us. We enjoyed the elevated walk around the swamp nature trail. It was beautiful & relaxing. If we lived in Augusta we would make it a regular spot to go for a walk. It would be easy for someone in a wheelchair to experience this trail also. We live in Montana & foung this unique & totally different than what we would find in Montana.
pretty place. Very scenic and nice for a walk. Bring bug spay, sunscreen, and water. Nice kids' playground. Needs some upkeep... Holes on the boardwalk and extremely overgrown plants blocked the observation deck entrance
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