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Ware County - 4 Attractions You Must Visit

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About Ware County

Located on the southern Atlantic coast of Georgia, Ware County is primarily rural but full of charm. The county seat, Waycross, is home to a vibrant downtown hub with unique architecture and locals friendly to newcomers. There are plenty of activities in the great outdoors – from Lake Blackshear offering seasons of family recreation, to Osburn Fire Tower providing breathtaking panoramic views over the diverse landscape. The county is also home to Waycross-Ware County Industrial Air Park and nume

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Attractions in Ware County

Laura S. Walker State Park
Laura S. Walker State Park5500 Laura Walker Rd, Waycross, GA 31503, USA
Outdoors- Other
Parks

Laura S. Walker State Park, is a nature lover’s paradise. From fishing and kayaking to hiking, biking, and camping – you can find plenty of activities to recreate. For birdwatchers, the park hosts nearly 350 different species that stop to play on their way between nesting seasons. There's also an impressive water playground for children featuring slides and a large stone fountain! Beautiful trails make for perfect forest walks, with the abundant wildlife.

Obediah's Okefenok
Obediah's Okefenok5115 Swamp Rd, Waycross, GA 31503, USA
Man-made Structures- Other
Old Ruins

Obediah's Okefenok is a unique and interesting location filled with stories of the Civil War. It is home to the Obediah’s Okefenok Confederate Cemetery, where many Georgia soldiers are buried, as well as the James H. Shuman House, which was built around 1900. Visitors can take walking tours of the area and stop by the few buildings still standing, including an old commissary from the pre-Civil War era.

Okefenokee Swamp Park
Okefenokee Swamp Park Okefenokee Swamp Park Rd, Georgia 31503, USA
Outdoors- Other
Parks

Okefenokee Swamp Park is a natural and cultural treasure worth discovering. Popular activities include bird watching, camping, boating, hiking, and guided tours of the swamp on electric pontoon boats. Uninhabited islands dot the area and are home to a great variety of animal life such as alligators and leatherback turtles. The park also offers an amazing array of boat rentals such as canoes, kayaks, jon boats and hydrobikes for those wanting to explore both land and water.

Tybee Island Lighthouse
Tybee Island LighthouseLighthouse Ln, Tybee Island, GA 31328, USA
Lighthouses

The Tybee Island Lighthouse has been standing guard since 1736. Located near the mouth of the Savannah River, it has been guiding ships and seafarers through the turbulent navigation of the tidal waters below for centuries. Standing at 147ft tall, and today stands proud as a major source of tourism in Southeast Georgia. Its beacon can be seen up to 18 miles out at sea and provides navigational aid to sailors all over the world.

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