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

4H Yoga in the Park

Free! 4H is offering yoga for kids of all ages (and adults): 4-H YOGA!

Join in every 3rd Saturday of the month starting at 9 AM, at Phinizy Swamp for a low pressure, fun, and relaxing yoga class for youth and adults of all experience levels. The class will meet at the Visitor Center.

Some of the benefits of yoga include:  Improved Concentration and Focus * Increased Self Esteem * Improved Listening Skills * Improved Overall Health * Improved Stress Levels * Improved Behavior

Our Certified Instructors will be teaching the class which will include stretching, concentration exercises, and yoga poses related to the HEAD, HEART, HEALTH, and HANDS. Be sure to dress comfortably and bring a yoga mat or towel.

No Registration is required, and the class is free! So what are you waiting for? For more info call 706-821-2349

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.

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.

Children's Hike with Story Time

Bring your children (toddlers to age 8) for a nature hike designed especially for them! They will enjoy a story before or after they spend their time exploring and experiencing nature first-hand.  Please wear comfortable closed toe shoes & bring water to drink. No dogs, please. We meet at the Visitor Center Swamp Shop.  Please come early to sign in.

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

*Groups, clubs or organizations please ask about Group Tours.*

Please register below or by calling 706-396-1410.

Children's Hike with Story Time

Bring your children (toddlers to age 8) for a nature hike designed especially for them! They will enjoy a story before or after they spend their time exploring and experiencing nature first-hand.  Please wear comfortable closed toe shoes & bring water to drink. No dogs, please. We meet at the Visitor Center Swamp Shop.  Please come early to sign in.

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

*Groups, clubs or organizations please ask about Group Tours.*

Please register below or by calling 706-396-1410.

Children's Hike with Story Time

Bring your children (toddlers to age 8) for a nature hike designed especially for them! They will enjoy a story before or after they spend their time exploring and experiencing nature first-hand.  Please wear comfortable closed toe shoes & bring water to drink. No dogs, please. We meet at the Visitor Center Swamp Shop.  Please come early to sign in.

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

*Groups, clubs or organizations please ask about Group Tours.*

Please register below or by calling 706-396-1410.