Phinizy Swamp Nature Park

Phinizy Swamp Nature Park


Area name

Phinizy Swamp Nature Park

Area Location

Travel I-20 to exit 196A, I-520 / Bobby Jones Expressway to exit 10 (Doug Barnard Parkway / Augusta Regional Airport). Turn right off the ramp. After 1 mile, turn left onto Lock & Dam Road. Travel just under ½ mile until you see the Phinizy Swamp Nature Park entrance sign on your left.

Area Map


Admission: Free.

Hours of Operation: dawn to dusk, year-round.



Phinizy Swamp Nature Park is operated by the Southeastern Natural Sciences Academy and is located on 1,100 acres just South of the Augusta, Georgia metropolitan area. A central feature of the Nature Park is an extensive series of constructed wetlands. Access to the park is via well-maintained trails and an extensive boardwalk. In addition, beaver ponds, lakes, natural swamps, creeks, and mixed deciduous-pine forests are found in the Park. These diverse habitats attract a wide variety of passerine songbirds, wading birds, raptors and seasonal migrants. In addition, wild turkey, beaver, river otter and muskrat are commonly seen.

Key Birds


Passerine, songbirds, wading birds, raptors, seasonal migrants.