Rivers & Marsh

The infamous Marshes of Glynn are the perfect place for exploring the wetlands of coastal Georgia, with abundant wildlife at every turn. You may spot dolphins, sea turtles, or any number of exotic birds who make St. Simons home. The outdoors were made for Exploring and Golden Isles is a nature-lover's paradise.


Marshes of Glynn Overlook Park

The Marshes of Glynn Overlook Park is a fine vantage point for viewing some of the vast and beautiful marshlands and river networks that flank Brunswick and much of coastal Georgia. This park offers a fishing pier, picnic tables, and an educational pavilion donated by Georgia Department of Natural Resources. The educational pavilion provides information panels about local history, wildlife and the marsh ecosystem. Enjoy beautiful views overlooking the famous Marshes of Glynn.  Pack a picnic lunch or simply stop to snap a picture of the marshlands that inspired the name, Golden Isles.The Lanier Oak is located across the street from the Marshes of Glynn Overlook Park, in the median of U.S. Highway 17. This grass island along the highway is also considered part of the park and has a small pull-over/parking area to visit the Lanier Oak.  Under this tree during the 1870's, Georgia poet Sidney Lanier stood and, viewing the landscape, was inspired to write The Marshes of Glynn, considered his finest poetry.