Bond Swamp National Wildlife Refuge

Fish and Wildlife Service, Georgia.

Bond Swamp National Wildlife Refuge is the result of cooperative conservation efforts of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and The Nature Conservancy. Its diversity of habitat types – ranging from mixed hardwood/pine ridges to bottomland hardwoods and swamp forests mixed with creeks, beaver swamps and oxbow lakes – contribute to an integrated system of scenic, historic and recreational resources along the Ocmulgee River. The refuge fills a vital role as a place for the conservation and management of the fish, wildlife, and plants of the Ocmulgee River ecosystem.

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Located in middle Georgia, Bond Swamp NWR is six miles south of Macon. In Macon, take I-75 to I-16 East to Exit 6, Route 23/129 South. Go 4.2 miles to the Bond Swamp National Wildlife Refuge sign at the Stone Creek entrance on the right. The Bond Swamp NWR visitor center is located at Piedmont National Wildlife Refuge in Jones County, Georgia, approximately 30 miles north of Macon. In Macon, take I-75 north to Exit 171, GA 87/US 23/Riverside Drive, go north approximately 14 miles to Juliette Road. Turn east on Juliette Road and follow signs to the visitor center.

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