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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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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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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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36 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 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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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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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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Biloxi, Mississippi
16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Ok so here is the deal, don't get fooled into the day long boat rental. They say the day long trip to the end of the swamp will take about 8 hrs. We rented a john boat went to the end of the trail stopped made and ate lunch at the half way point and were back in less than... More

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Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

We had a great day at the park. Even though it was cold, we saw plenty of gators. We took the boat tour which was excellent. Being in a boat on the swamp itself is the only way to see it and even if you call ahead you can't pre-book it (according to the call we made). On a Sunday... More

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013 via mobile

Spent three nights enjoyed the entire time, did not sleep much up till 4am looking at the wonders of the universe! Will stay again!

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Live Oak, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

Although Stephen Foster never visited Florida, his heritage lives on with his song "Way Down Upon the Suwannee rIVER" Only fitting for a man who immorilized(sp) Suwannee County Florida is the State Park after his name. There are quiet hiking trail through the woods, A collection of old music peices, different Foster memorabilia. There is a wonderful beel tower that... More

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S.E Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

We had toured the Folkston, Ga. Location last year and had a wonderful tour, but did not allow time for kayaking the swamp waterways. We ( myself & wife -63 yrs. young) made a point this April to stay at Stephen C. Foster State Park and paddle. WONDERFUL park for camping (small trailer), sites were spacious, with water, elect. and... More

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