Okefenokee swamp

by Jake

Table of contents

Intro to the swamp..................................................................................................................page2

Looking in the swamp.............................................................................................................page3

About the swamp formation..................................................................................................page4

Why I would go to the swamp and animals that live there................................................page5

Out of the swamp....................................................................................................................page6

Intro to the swamp

The Okefenokee Swamp is a vast swamp with many habited animals. It lies in the state Georgia. I am interested in this place because my dad (Jon) has come from the swamp with many pictures. The pictures include a variety of many animals.

Looking in the swamp

This swamp has a vast hallway of trees and water. There are many platforms to camp on if you have a pass. This swamp was drained but because a swamp is a swamp it could not be drained. The draining of the swamp created a canal. Currently the swamp leads to the Suwanee River and the Atlantic Ocean.

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About the swamp formation

The Okefenokee Swamp is an area where water 40 miles inland. 40 miles outland there was a ridge (trail ridge). Later water lowered and the ridge blocked water from what was a marsh but turned into a swamp. The swamp goes to the Suwanee River to the Gulf of Mexico. It also leads to the Atlantic Ocean because of rising water levels.

Why I would go to the swamp and animals that live there

The habited animals of this swamp are: kingfisher, spiders, alligators, tree frogs, dragonflies, and turtles. All habited animals in the swamp are protected. I would like to go here because my dad (Jon) said tree frogs would jump in the boat before you woke up. Another reason is to see sights and animals.

Out of the swamp

This unique land form is important to many different, animals, plants, and insects. It’s one of few places in Georgia where there are few man made items. If you go here keep all hand and feet in the boat at all times. If you don’t just know the locals bite!