This 150-mile loop drive completely circles the Okefenokee Swamp, the largest and most ecologically intact swamp in America. An additional 65 miles are added when you drive in and out of the three access roads to the swamp proper.
Okefenokee Swamp is the main attraction. Wildlife viewing offers a wide variety of species, including deer, raccoon, fox squirrels, armadillos, many large wading birds, birds of prey, snakes, and black bear. Fishing, birding, wildlife watching, boating and canoeing, hiking, and bicycling are among the many activities available at the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge Area and Stephen C. Foster State Park.
The southern portion of the drive is in Florida, on a road, Florida Route 2, that may be the only highway in the Sunshine State without a single tourist attraction.
The most comfortable time to visit is during the cool months of late fall, winter, and early spring. Summer heat can be oppressive, especially coupled with the high humidity you can expect here. At any time of year, bring along insect repellent. A variety of biting flies like mosquitoes, no-see-ums, and other bugs are usually waiting to feast on you. However, in winter and very early spring the insects are not bad.