Phinizy Swamp Nature Park

Free and open to the public 365 days a year from dawn until dusk.The Swamp Shop and Visitor's Center is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays and 1-5 p.m. Sundays. There is free parking at the main entrance. Located on 1,100 acres with 14 miles of biking and hiking trails, and just minutes from downtown Augusta, Phinizy Swamp Nature Park offers visitors the chance to see a variety of wildlife such as Great Blue Herons, Red-shouldered Hawks, otters, alligators and the elusive bobcat in their natural setting. Visitors can experience the thrill of hearing a Belted Kingfisher and the chorus of a thousand tree frogs, or delight in the myriad of summer dragonflies.


Phone Number: 

(706) 828-2109

Email Address:


Phinizy Swamp Nature Park
1858 Lock and Dam Road
30906 Augusta, Georgia
United States

Events at Phinizy Swamp Nature Park

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Sat, 09/03/2016 - 9:30am

Leisurely hike through approximately 2.5 miles of nature park trails, departing from Swamp Shop & Visitors Center; variety of wildlife; learn about the diverse plant life and importance of urban wetland ecology; wear comfortable closed toe...

Sat, 09/10/2016 - 9:30am

Nature hike for children; story before exploring and experiencing nature first-hand; limited space, registration required; (706) 396-1424,

Tue, 09/13/2016 - 10:00am

For children through age 5; stories, crafts and hands-on fun in nature; limited space, registration required; (706) 396-1424,

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 8:30am

AUGUSTA: Environmental Study School-The Living Earth. Course I Friday & Saturday, September 23 & 24, 2016. Phinizy Swamp Nature Park, 1858 Lock & Dam Rd., Augusta, 30906. Environmental Studies School is aimed at producing a citizenry...

Sat, 10/08/2016 - 5:00pm

Zombie-themed 5K race; zombie face painting, photo booth, food for purchase, beer, live music by Chris Hardy, outdoor games, CrossFit competitions and scares along the raceway; Top donator will win a Grand Prize, including a two-person, two-night...

Sat, 03/11/2017 - 2:12pm

Enjoy a guided, gentle bike ride through approximately 7 miles of wetlands trails. Children & adults will enjoy viewing the variety of wildlife and learning about the diverse plant life & importance of urban wetland ecology. Please bring...

Sat, 03/11/2017 - 6:30pm

Presented by the Astronomy Club of Augusta, guests will enjoy the beauty of this evening viewing craters of the moon & various constellations through telescopes & binoculars provided by the club. (Please feel free to visit their website...

Sat, 10/21/2017 - 9:00am

Georgia’s 70,150 miles of streams and rivers need your help! Our waterways provide us with fresh drinking water, great recreational opportunities like canoeing and fishing, and they serve as a pleasant respite from our busy day to day lives. This...

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