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, 10/10/2015 - 9:30am

Intensify the yoga experience by focusing awareness, breathing deeply, practicing stillness; meet at Swamp Shop & Visitor’s Center; for all levels; bring yoga mat and water; (706) 828-2109

Tue, 10/13/2015 - 10:00am

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

Sat, 10/17/2015 - 8:00am

Walk across boardwalk and down trails looking for migrating birds

Sat, 10/17/2015 - 9:30am

Gentle bike ride through approximately seven miles of wetlands trails; meet in front of Swamp Shop; view the variety of wildlife and learn about the diverse plant life and importance of urban wetland ecology; bring your own bike, wear comfortable...

Sat, 10/24/2015 - 9:00am

Workshop on basic nature photography by Ed Belinski covering the use of digital cameras; camera techniques for scenic, wildlife and close-ups; bring photography equipment, wear comfortable walking shoes; limited space, registratin required; if...

Sat, 10/24/2015 - 9:30am

Become an aquatic ecologist for a day; join scientists in the creek (waders provided) and in the laboratory; learn methods to determine the condition of the lakes and streams; wear long socks, bring water to drink; no dogs or strollers; for ages...

Fri, 10/30/2015 - 4:00pm

Come dressed in Halloween costumes, children’s (non-spooky) trick or treatm dusk cemetery walkl Cabela’s activitiesot dogs and s’mores; morning nature hike and guided bike ride; all activities non-spooky, family-friendly, for all ages; a spooky...

Sun, 11/01/2015 - 9:30am

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

Sat, 11/07/2015 - 9:30am

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

Sat, 11/14/2015 - 8:00am

Carpool to Dilane Plantation Wildlife Management Area in Burke County; looking for birds in fields and woods; active hunting area - wear appropriate clothing; beginners welcome

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