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Okefenokee Swamp

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Okefenokee Swamp

Straddling the Georgia-Florida border is one of the largest peat-based, blackwater swamps in the world, Okefenokee Swamp. The 402,000-acre wetland is chock full of unspoiled nature, including cypress forests, alligators, marshes, lakes and Sandhill cranes. (Meaning you don't have to drive to Florida to experience some great eco-tourism.)