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close up of the black water in the swamps of the Okefenokee

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The Okefenokee Swamp is a vast and shallow wetland in southern Georgia, just above the Florida border. A majority of the area is protected. It is the largest "blackwater" swamp in North America.

The name Okefenokee is often translated as "land of trembling earth", it is likely derived from Hitchiti "oki fanôːki" which means "bubbling water".

There are four public entrances. We visited it from the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge center near Folkston.

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song title reference: Napoleon Strickland

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