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Stephen C. Foster State Park

Address: Route 1, Fargo, GA 31631
Phone Number: 912 637 5274
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Ranked #1 of 1 Attractions in Fargo
Type: State Parks, Outdoors
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Type: State Parks, Outdoors
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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231 reviews 231 reviews
126 attraction reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

Went to take a boat trip in the swamp. Even though is was 55F that day, saw many alligators and birds. Great Photo Ops! The guide was well informed about the wildlife and plants. You can also rent canoes and camp at the park also. They have a nice gift shop and bathrooms. Food is limited so bring a lunch.... More 

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Oxfordshire
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48 reviews 48 reviews
22 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We camped in the park overnight. Lovely State Park and very quiet after 9pm. We did a tour of the Okefenokee Swamp in the morning with a State Park Naturalist. It was great to be back in the park as 4 years ago we had torrential rain and saw no wildlife at all. It is a magical place to visit... More 

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atlanta
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

This park it great for nature lovers. Bring your camera they have wildlife everywhere. Take the boat tour it is well worth the money.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 via mobile

Rented a canoe for $18 for four hours. Scenery was gorgeous and we saw at least a dozen gators on the way to Billy's island and back. Spent the night in the campground and the animal noises were amazing sounds that we had never heard before. We only spent one day/overnight and felt it was enough time. Do not expect... More 

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Atlanta
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

I've been desiring to visit the Okefenokee for a long time, and was able to make a tent camping trip on a weeknight in late October. I had one section of the park all to myself and enjoyed the serenity and quiet. Bud Fuller, the assistant park manager, was very friendly and helpful. He is also frustrated by the strobe... More 

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Weaverham, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Stephen C. Foster State Park is out in the wild, it's 17 miles from the main highway at a dead end, so don't forget anything! We had booked a two bed cabin as there were 4 of us, 2 couples for 3 nights, we arrived at about 5 pm on the 18 September to find the office closed, no sign... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

We just returned from a two night stay at the park and found it a wonderful experience. The cabin was beyond our expectations. We were with another couple and we each had our own full bath and bedroom. The kitchen was fairly well equipped, but you do need to bring paper products for the kitchen. Although the park office has... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

This park is only 92 miles from us but it really is in the middle of nowhere. No cell service especially if you have ATT. Heard Verizon is better. You will drive for around 60 minutes on back roads to get there with possibly only 1-2 cars or trucks passing you. On the way up we had a flat tire... More 

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Alpharetta, Georgia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
14 attraction reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

My husband and two boys, 8 and 13, stayed one night at the Stephen C. Foster State Park. I called ahead and arranged a twilight boat tour and gator hunt. It was around 1.5 hrs and was great, but I think you should start the tour around 7:30 and finish with only 20-30 minutes of darkness. After you shine a... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

My 10 year old wanted to do a Man adventure with me this summer at the Okefenokee Swamp. Before I knew it, school already started. However, I wanted to keep my end of the promise. I noticed this Park had a 50% discount on campgrounds all summer. And this is the Western entrance into the swamp and closer to me... More 

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