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Stephen C. Foster State Park

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Address: Route 1, Fargo, GA 31631
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We have visited Okefenokee numerous times and for over 12 years and would recommend visiting both the western side of the park via the Stephen C Forster State Park and the eastern... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

We have visited Okefenokee numerous times and for over 12 years and would recommend visiting both the western side of the park via the Stephen C Forster State Park and the eastern side via the Folkston entrance. Both give a completely different perspective of this very special place. We tend to take a self-drive motor boat out onto the Suwannee... More 

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Stockton, Ga
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

We've make day trips to Stephen C. Foster 3 or 4 times a year. Fishing for warmouth and catfish is usually pretty good. I've seen deer and gators every trip and usually see turkey, herons and various other swamp wildlife. The information center was under renovation last time I went, so some services may be limited.

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Carmel, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

All animals were in attendance but we basically had the swamp/park to ourselves. 7 cousins rented 2 immaculate, spacious AC cabins w/ large screened in porches, perfect for Happy Hour. Wild turkey, deer,egrets and herons made appearances. Michael Ellis entertained and educated us (4 teachers) on our 2 boat tours: his low-key delivery and un-canned humor made the rides personable... More 

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Woodstock, Georgia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Two days in a cabin there was just about right, although we could have happily done everything over again! The morning and sunset boat tours with Michael were just amazing! Having also stayed at other parts of the swamp, this is the best and where I would return. Star-gazing, bird-watching and gator-spotting were supreme!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Just returned from couple of days in the Stephen C Foster State Park it was an incredible visit ! If You want to get up close with nature and it's finest this is the place to go ! We stayed in the park cottages which turned out to be well equipped well furnished immaculate and comfortable! Take both the daytime... More 

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Edgewater, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This has to be one of the best state parks on the country! Right inside the Okefenokee National Refuge, the cabins are a GREAT deal: spacious, spotless, each with a screened porch with rocking chairs, grills, and picnic tables. And best of all you are right in the swamp, and can EASILY walk to the marina for great boat rides... More 

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Coral Springs, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

The Okefenokee in Stephen C. Foster State Park is North America's largest blackwater swamp. They have tours of the swamp, woods, viewing birds , wildlife. Eco Lodge is eight cottages with kitchens, comfortable beds, showers, screened porches. Mainly the park is the woods and the surroundings.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

That ole Swanee River ! Wow what an experience. Three days canoeing with crocs ! Sort of scary yet kind of fun. Very beautiful !

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Moultrie, Georgia, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

The boat tour was very low key. Guide shared interesting information about the area. Mostly we just toured quietly and enjoyed the beauty and peacefulness.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Our group of 8 enjoyed the guided tour of the Okefenokee Swamp in March 2015. We had been on the water in canoes the day prior and it had been overcast so the alligators were not visible. On this pontoon boat tour, it was sunny and the gators were out in full force. It was as remarkable adventure and I... More 

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