Visited June 2004
The entrance to Okefenokee Swamp Park
Around the corner from the main entrance to the gift shop.
One of the first notices visitors to the park see. Do you think it is true?
Grandma took the photo, but she also kept away from this guy.
This old "gator" appears to be stuffed. He can't be too dangerous, can he!
Grandma Bert liked the old alligator because his name was "Old Roy."
This man, who is part Indian, is holding an actual young alligator in his hand while he talks about them.
This small gheko or salamander doesn't seem too dangerous, either.
This old gator thought Grandpa might make a tasty meal!
Homes in the Okefenokee once looked like this one, which is across from where the alligator in the previous photo was lurking.
Grandma and Grandpa took a boat like this one through the Okefenokee Swamp.
The sign says it all. It is here that Grandma and Grandpa took a small boat along the river for a little way.
Grandma Bert's great photo of the swamp ahead.
An old still for making moonshine. Moonshiners hid in the swamp to brew their corn whiskey.
The remains of a dug-out canoe, most likely made by Seminole Indians.
Did you notice that the sign is hanging upside down so that you can read it in the water?
Approaching a bridge across the river.
Tall, thin trees in the Okefenokee swamp.
The Okefenokee swamp.
After Grandma Bert photographed this guy, he tried to sell her some car insurance.
After the boat ride through the swamp, Grandma dragged poor Grandpa on another walk. The park had a long boardwalk through the swamp for hikers.
Grandma's photo proves Grandpa Roy was on the walk, too.
At the end of the boardwalk was an old fire tower. Grandpa thinks it is no longer in use.
This train at the park took riders around the park and finished at a totally different cabin and giftshop.
One of the things your grandparents saw along the railroad was this old log cart, which was used for hauling logs that had been cut from trees in the swamp about 100 years ago.
An old Seminole Indian hut.
The view along the rail line at the Okefenokee Swamp Park.
Roy Cochrun Collection