Okefenokee NWR is 11 miles southwest of Folkston, Georgia, off US 121.
Migrating cranes begin arriving in November and leave around mid-February.
Paddling Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, by David M. O’Neill, Elizabeth Anne Domingue, and Elizabeth Stone O’Neill (Falcon Books, 800-582-2665; $12.95).
Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, (912) 496-7836. For permits, call (912) 496-3331 between 7 and 10 a.m. eastern time.