Phinizy Swamp is one of Augusta’s hidden treasure troves of adventure. People that have lived in Augusta for years are shocked that a place this beautiful and unique exists minutes away from the downtown area!

Phinizy offers miles of nature trails around the swamp and an expansive wooden boardwalk that allows visitors to walk the 100 meters across the swampy water. If you get lucky, you may see some of the resident beavers, alligators, and bobcats in their natural habitats. The narrow trails through the woods around the swamp also expand into beautiful open fields of marshy grass and blue heron nesting grounds, which can easily be hiked in under an hour.  Be sure to bring a pack dinner and arrive near golden hour to watch the sunset from their vaulted pavilion above the swamp. Phinizy Swamp is open 365 days a year, free to the public from dawn till dusk, and the visitors center is open on Saturdays and Sundays. 

Pack List

  • Camera
  • Wide Angle Lens
  • Water
  • Bug Spray
  • Pack Dinner
  • Shoes that can get wet!
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RT Distance 2 Miles
Elevation Gain 20 Feet
Activities Chillin, Photography, Hiking, Fitness
Skill Level Beginner
Season Year Round
Trail Type Loop
Features
Bathrooms
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Forest
Groups
Handicap Accessible
Lake
Picnic Area
River
Romantic
Scenic
Wildflowers
Wildlife

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Overall rating: 

Relaxing walk.

Definitely well kept. Plenty of wildlife to observe, to include the alligators!

Favorite Adventure Yet

This park is very well maintained and it is absolutely gorgeous. I plan on revisiting as often as possible!!

10/10

Surprising to find such a beautiful place in Augusta! Trails are great and the boardwalk is beautiful.


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