Cane Pole Trail

(Traders Hill GA)
Within the Okefenokee Swamp National Wildlife Refuge, there were many trails for hiking or canoeing. I took the short Cane Pole trail which started near the Visitor Center, and went along side of the Suwannee Canal.

Okefenokee Swamp

Can Pole Trail – Suwannee Canal

It was an easy walk which didn’t go very far; maybe 1/4 mile. But, provided some views of the swamp with wetland vegetation, trees, and some wildflowers.

Okefenokee Swamp

Swamp Vegetation

Okefenokee Swamp


A small pond had some water lilies in bloom. At the end of the trail, was a covered platform with signs describing the plant life, and benches on which to rest. Otherwise, there wasn’t much to recommend the trail.

Okefenokee Swamp

Pond with Water Lilies

Okefenokee Swamp

Alligator Statue near Visitor Center

When I visited here, many years ago, alligators were everywhere. I often had to stop for gators in the roadway or trails; and wait for them to move out of the way. I was looking forward to getting photos of the experience. But alas, the only one found this time was a statue… sigh.

Camp: Osceola NF-Ocean Pond CG
Scene: Canal, swamp plants, flowers

Note: This visit occurred in October.

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