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Stephen C. Foster State Park

Route 1, Fargo, GA 31631
912 637 5274
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Type: State Parks
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St Augustine
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
19 helpful votes 19 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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Biloxi, Mississippi
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 attraction reviews
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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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Orange Park, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Boat rentals are inexpensive enough that it beats bringing your own. And if the sun is shining, Alligators are everywhere!

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

You have to rent a boat and go to Minnie's pond. The swamp is a must see! Not scary, we saw no snakes, lots of gators from a safe distance.

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Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013 via mobile

We visited this park as a day trip and took the two hour boat tour of the Okeefenokee that the park offers. It was a highly enjoyable tour on a beautiful day. Be advised. The park is remote. Being what you need and make sure your vehicle has plenty of fuel. We did not have any issues with bugs because... More

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