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
  • Banquet Capacity 72
  • Classroom Capacity 50

Walk Your Pet Hike

  • Phinizy Swamp Nature Park

Enjoy a guided, leisurely hike through approximately 2.5 miles of nature park trails with your 4 legged best friend. Pets & their humans will enjoy viewing the variety of wildlife and learning about the diverse plant life & importance of urban wetland ecology. Please wear comfortable closed toe shoes & bring water to drink. Strollers are welcome. Dogs must be leashed. We leave from the Swamp Shop & Visitor’s Center at 9:30AM. 

Register online. For more information, call 706-396-1426.

Swamp Saturday Hikes

  • Phinizy Swamp Nature Park

Enjoy a guided, leisurely hike through approximately 2.5 miles of nature park trails. Children & adults will enjoy viewing the variety of wildlife and learning about the diverse plant life & importance of urban wetland ecology. Please wear comfortable closed toe shoes & bring water to drink. No dogs, please. We leave from the Swamp Shop & Visitor’s Center at 9:30 AM.

Spaces are limited. Free for children ages 3 and under.
*Groups, clubs or organizations please ask about Group Tours.*

Please register online or by calling 706-396-1426.

Dash of the Dead: 2016 Swamp Stomp Fun Run

  • Phinizy Swamp Nature Park

Phinizy Swamp Nature Park will host the 5k “Dash of the Dead” fun run to celebrate World Zombie Day! This zombie themed 5k race and event will include zombie face painting, a photo booth, food available for purchase from The Pot Smoker BBQ food truck, beer for purchase from the beer garden, lemonade available for purchase from The Lemonade Man, live music by Chris Hardy, outdoor games, CrossFit competitions provided by CrossFit 706, and scares along the raceway.

Runners and walkers are encouraged to go all out with their zombie costumes!

Donations to Phinizy Center and Nature Park are greatly appreciated. The top donator will win a GRAND PRIZE! The prize includes a two person, two night stay in Decatur, GA, restaurant certificates, a free month’s pass to Active Climbing in Grovetown, and more! Keep checking back to watch the prize package grow! Donations can be made below, or to create your own fundraising page, sign up at the following link and choose Donate / Become a Fundraiser: https://runsignup.com/Race/GA/Augusta/DashoftheDead

Registration begins at 5 p.m. Race will begin at 6:15 pm. Race will not be officially timed. There will be a volunteer at the end of the race to yell out times, but bibs and time board will not be used.

Children's Hike with Story Time

  • Phinizy Swamp Nature Park

Bring your children (toddlers to age 8) for a nature hike designed especially for them! They will enjoy a story before they begin their time exploring and experiencing nature first-hand.  Meet at the Visitor Center at 9:30 AM. For more information, call 706-396-1424 or email info@phinizycenter.org.

Spaces are limited, so register early! (Accompanying adults are always free!)

Puddle Ducks: Kids & Caregivers Club

  • Phinizy Swamp Nature Park

Bring your little ones (through age 5) out on the 2nd Tuesday of each month for a great time together with stories, crafts and hands-on fun in nature.

Swamp Bike Saturday

  • Phinizy Swamp Nature Park

Enjoy a guided, gentle bike ride through approximately 7 miles of wetlands trails. Children & adults will enjoy viewing the variety of wildlife and learning about the diverse plant life & importance of urban wetland ecology. Please bring your own bike, wear comfortable closed-toed shoes & bring water to drink. Helmets are required. We leave from the Swamp Shop & Visitor’s Center at 9:30 AM.

Register online or by calling 706-396-1426.

Halloween Family Camping Night

  • Phinizy Swamp Nature Park

Camp out under the stars at Phinizy Swamp Nature Park and enjoy an evening of activities, camp fire eats, and more! Family activities include:

  • Campers, come dressed up in your Halloween costumes on Saturday night!
  • Children’s (non-spooky) Campsite Trick or Treat
  • Guided Night-time Cemetery Walk
  • Cabela’s Family Activities & Give-Aways
  • Fun Halloween Activities
  • Hayrides
  • Campfire Sing-A-Long
  • Campfire story with hot chocolate & s’mores
  • Hot dog grill for dinner
  • Morning nature hike
  • Sunday morning non-denominational spiritual service will be available for those who wish to participate

Please note – all campsite activities will be non-spooky and family-friendly for all ages. 

*** Families / groups who would like to participate but not camp overnight are welcome to stay until 10pm and are welcome to come back in the morning to participate in a guided hike or guided bike tour. Pricing is the same as an overnight camping stay.***

Walk Your Pet Hike

  • Phinizy Swamp Nature Park

Enjoy a guided, leisurely hike through approximately 2.5 miles of nature park trails with your 4 legged best friend. Pets & their humans will enjoy viewing the variety of wildlife and learning about the diverse plant life & importance of urban wetland ecology. Please wear comfortable closed toe shoes & bring water to drink. Strollers are welcome. Dogs must be leashed. We leave from the Swamp Shop & Visitor’s Center at 9:30AM. 

Register online. For more information, call 706-396-1426.