Banks Lake National Wildlife Refuge

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Banks Lake National Wildlife Refuge

Address:c/o Okefenokee NWR
Rt 2, Box 3330
Folkston, GA 31537

Phone:912-496-7366
Fax:912-496-3332
Web: www.fws.gov/southeast/bankslake
Established: 1985.
Location:2 miles west of Lakeland in southern Georgia.
Facilities:Viewing sites, hiking trails, canoe trail, boat launch, boat rental concession.
Activities:Boating, canoeing, fishing, hiking, wildlife watching.
Special Features:Banks Lake is a natural pocosin, or mill pond, most likely created by the tidal action of the ocean and shaped by a more temperate climate thousands of years ago. The site's 1,000 acres of open water are popular for sport fishing.
Habitats: 4,049 acres of cypress swamp, marsh, and lake.
Access: Open during daylight hours.
Wild life: Ducks, wading birds, and shorebirds.

See other parks in Georgia.