Phinizy Swamp Nature Park

Minutes from downtown Augusta, Phinizy Swamp Nature Park offers you the chance to see great blue heron, red-shouldered hawk, river otter, and the elusive alligator in their natural setting. Enjoy boardwalks, trails, public restrooms from dawn to dusk, and a visitors center open 9:00am to 5:00pm Saturdays and Sundays.

Hours of Operation:
Monday: 8 AM - 8 PM
Tuesday: 8 AM - 8 PM
Wednesday: 8 AM - 8 PM
Thursday: 8 AM - 8 PM
Friday: 8 AM - 8 PM
Saturday: 8 AM - 8 PM
Sunday: 8 AM - 8 PM

General
Hours of Operation
  • Monday Opening Time: 8 AM
  • Monday Closing Time: 8 PM
  • Tuesday Opening Time: 8 AM
  • Tuesday Closing Time: 8 PM
  • Wednesday Opening Time: 8 AM
  • Wednesday Closing Time: 8 PM
  • Thursday Opening Time: 8 AM
  • Thursday Closing Time: 8 PM
  • Friday Opening Time: 8 AM
  • Friday Closing Time: 8 PM
  • Saturday Opening Time: 8 AM
  • Saturday Closing Time: 8 PM
  • Sunday Opening Time: 8 AM
  • Sunday Closing Time: 8 PM
Facility Info
  • Description - 1,150 Acre Urban Nature Park - 10 minutes from downtown - Three outdoor classrooms that accommodate 25 ppl each - indoor classroom that accommodates 50 Outdoor Picnic PZavilion seats 72
  • Banquet Capacity 72
  • Classroom Capacity 50

Puddle Ducks: Kids & Caregivers Club

Puddle Ducks is a special program that allows caretakers the opportunity to explore and grow with their toddler as they discover the wonders of our natural world. An early connection with nature helps develop a lifetime of stewardship. Come grow with us at Phinizy Swamp! Each month a different nature theme is explored encouraging students to start a connection with our natural world at a very young age. Please note that this event takes a break each July.

Bring your little ones (through age five) out on the second Tuesday of each month for a great time together with stories, crafts and hands-on fun in nature.

Swamp Treks

Swamp Treks will bring nature to life for 3rd – 8th grade children. Focused on making the outdoors exciting, Swamp Treks makes it fun to gain respect for the environment and to enjoy wildlife. Split into two age groups, 3rd – 5th, and 6th – 8th, children will explore a new topic each month. Each morning starts with a hike that leads into a hands-on nature based activity. Regular participation is not required, but is welcome! Come learn about animals, camping and survival skills, nature printing, bees, and more!

Topics Include:

· November: Art in Nature (patterns and seed art)
· December: Nature Printing (with John)
· January: Survival (camp fire meal making)
· February: Birding (DIY bird feeders and nests)
· March: Why things float (boat racing challenge)
· April: Survival (fire building techniques, make s’more)
· May: Pollinators (make insect hotels)
· June: Can you Find This? (photo scavenger hunt)
· July: Water is Wet (water games)
· August: Camp Out
· September: Plant life (make terrariums)
· October : Awesome Animals (animal communication games)
· November: Past, Present and Future (history of swamp and walking stick designing)

Register online below or by calling 706-396-1426. Spaces are limited.