Phinizy Swamp Nature Park
Phinizy Center for Water Sciences
1858 Lock and Dam Rd
Augusta, GA 30906
The area, now known as Phinizy Swamp, was originally occupied by Native Americans stretching back to the Paleo-Indian Period 10,000 years ago. Ferdinand Victor Francois Phinizy, an Italian Entrepreneur, was the first to see the swamp and Savannah River as a business opportunity.
Today, Phinizy Swamp Nature Park offers the chance to see a 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, as well as the Phinizy Center for Water Sciences.