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Phinizy Swamp Nature Park

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Address: 1858 Lock and Dam Rd, Augusta, GA 30906-9613

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Educational Nature Walk

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... read more

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Bruce M
Bozeman, Montana

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Bozeman, Montana
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34 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

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.... More 

Thank Bruce M
Wilmington, North Carolina
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20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We enjoyed hiking through the park and seeing the wildlife there. I am a birder, so I especially enjoyed watching the Egrets, grebes and hawks in the area. The highlight was the hummingbird that hover near us for a while. We hiked for a couple of hours and wished we had more time. Water, good walking shoes, sunscreen and bug... More 

Thank tac2006
Augusta, Georgia
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5 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The kids and I really enjoyed the nature park and all the activities there. I especially enjoyed the bees in the building in the glass case that hung on the wall so you could observe them building a best and a hive. Very clean, staff very helpful, and very beautiful.

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Youngstown, Ohio
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a terrific nature walk with no one really around and the ability to see many egrets, herons, turtles, & beautiful trees with Spanish moss. We didn't see any alligators though and were hoping to see one in the pond.

Thank bztaxi75
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29 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

I enjoyed exploring this area. There was plenty of nature to enjoy and things to see. I was only able to walk about 6 miles around the area nearest to the visitor center, I am sure there is much more to see. I look forward to exploring this area more. If you come to explore I would recommend good walking... More 

Thank Marlena C
Hephzibah, Georgia
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Great place to take your family. Take your lunch for a picnic. Scenery is awesome. A walk through the trails is very relaxing.

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28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Perfect trail that can keep you occupied for a couple hours. We saw hawks and other birds, a sunbathing alligator and many turtles. There are swinging benches and a few lookouts to take a break and take it all in! Very well maintained.

Thank kelseyb426
Augusta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 January 2017

I have been going to Phynizy Swamp Nature Park for years. This is a go to spot for area birders, hikers and nature enthusiast

Thank PD46
Augusta, Georgia
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5 reviews
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Several miles of flat trails, some of it boardwalk over swamp areas. You can sign up for guided hikes, but there is no need. There are also 12 large, shallow ponds (originally used as tertiary treatment for wastewater) that attract migrating birds - so it's a noted birding location. The park is closed after dark, and should be, for personal... More 

Thank pholling
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

The weather was great so we decided to make an adventure in the park. Good number of trails which let you determine your hike length but still let's you enjoy the beautiful animals and scenery.

Thank Rachael B

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