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Stephen C. Foster State Park

Route 1, Fargo, GA 31631
912 637 5274
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Ranked #1 of 1 Attractions in Fargo
Type: State Parks
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Jacksonville, Florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 via mobile

There were gators every where and they had no fear! If your want to be in the water make sure ya got a big boat! If you want to fish, be prepared! If the gator doesn't take it off your hook and you manage to get it in the boat, it will chase you! We had 5 alligators chase or... More

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Alpharetta, Georgia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
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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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7 attraction reviews
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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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Kingsland, Georgia
19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Our pontoon guide was not usually a guide, (I think he was one of the park's managers) but was needed because there were so many visitors the day we were there. He gave an informed tour, had a great sense of humor and had an obvious love for his job and respect for wildlife. Our tour lasted about an hour... More

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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43 reviews 43 reviews
16 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Yet another destination in my attempt to visit all GA state parks. If you make this trek plan on more than one activity. It is 18 miles off the main road in the Okefenokee Swamp. The trail is nice for a quick hike. There was a lot of forest damage on this trip, from the storm the previous night as... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

When my sister and I drove to visit the Okefenokee Swamp, we had no idea the Post-Traumatic Stress we would be suffering from soon after our foolish venture. Upon our arrival, we encountered a menacing, terrifying creature - and it wasn't the alligators. No, alligators weren't what caused us to cower within the safety of our tents, not daring to... More

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Lawrenceville, Georgia
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37 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

My Marine buddy from California and I first visited the Suwannee Sill just inside the first gate. Its a mile long berm built to the headwaters of the Suwannee River. It has a large active stream on one side, cypress trees in standing water on the other. We saw two large gators in the river and the scenery was lovely.... More

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St Augustine
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31 reviews 31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

We took the guided pontoon tour and it was fun and informative. Afterward we canoed around the swamp. There were plenty of gators. An 8 footer swam by our canoe and a 12 footer rested in the sun. We didn't bother them and they didn't bother us. The scenery was beautiful and at times haunting. I can rate the camping... More

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Gainesville Florida
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62 reviews 62 reviews
21 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

We reserve cabins and go to the park every year for a big family get together. We arrive on Friday and leave on Sunday. The cabins are great with heat and air, good sleeping beds, cable TV, and a somewhat equipped kitchen. We see plenty of wildlife and go on boat rides and hikes. There is a nice children's play... More

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