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Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge

Six of Georgia’s natural wonders

From rivers to caves, swamps to beaches, our state has a lot of natural beauty. Six wonders, including Okeffenokee National Wildlife Refuge, Ellison's Cave, Ossabaw Island, and more.

15. Eleanor Torrey West, Ossabaw Island

Eleanor “Sandy” Torrey West turned 102 in January, and she still lives in the pink stucco Spanish Revival mansion on 26,000-acre Ossabaw Island, which her parents bought in 1924.

23. How to visit Ossabaw Island

Several times a year, anyone can explore this remote paradise through the nonprofit Ossabaw Island Foundation.

5. Ossabaw Island Hog

Georgia has its own version of Jamón Ibérico. The isolated Ossabaw Island hog is a descendant of the famed Spanish pigs brought over by colonists four centuries ago.

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