The Okefenokee Swamp, known to the Indians as the “Land of the Quaking Earth”, is an area of swampland in southern Georgia, covering over 770 sq. miles. It is a maze of watercourses, cypress swamps, and swamp grassland. Interesting features are the “floating islands”, which quake under foot but nevertheless support whole forests and in the past provided protection for Indian settlements. The swamp is home to many endangered species and is home to an estimated 10,000 alligators. From the little town of Waycross there are boat trips into the swamp.