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Stephen C. Foster State Park

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Address: Route 1, Fargo, GA 31631
Phone Number: 912 637 5274
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Baby Alligators and Great Cabins

Seeing the Okefenokee Swamp from the Stephen Foster park was one of the highlights of our trip to Georgia. April was the perfect time to visit - baby alligators and very few... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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boston
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Seeing the Okefenokee Swamp from the Stephen Foster park was one of the highlights of our trip to Georgia. April was the perfect time to visit - baby alligators and very few bugs. You can easily rent canoes or kayaks to paddle through the swamp. The cabins are big, clean and well equipped, a fantastic bargain after a couple of... More 

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Brunswick, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

This past weekend my husband and I had the privilege of camping at Stephen C. Foster State Park. We both agree that our experience at this park was amazing. Saturday morning we went on a boat trip to Billy’s Island where our guide, Michael Ellis, gave a fascinating tour and explained the history of the island and its inhabitants. Saturday... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

My husband and I stayed at the Eco Lodge n Fargo. It's about 17-18 miles outside of the park. Great lodge and very cozy! And make for a nice drive into the park. We enjoyed grilling at the park, went on a guided boat tour, and bought some souvenirs at the gift shop. The tour guide was very knowledgeable about... More 

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Conyers, GA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

The boat was a bit pricey, 64.00 for four hours, but the trails were well marked. Highlight was a visit to Billy's Island. Saw lots of birds and an alligator. There are three entrances and this is one of them.

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Nice little get a way! Don't forget to rent a boat and tour the swamp, We had a blast seeing the wildlife up close!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Drove to the park as a day trip and to check out the cabins. Looked at the Eco Lodge first(very nice but located 18 miles from the park) and then drove to the park. The cabins in the park are well maintained and so is the campground. Nature trails are limited to one and it is only 1/2 mile long.... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

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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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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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

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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