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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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Beuatiful Wetlands

Travel to this park for a staff development weekend with my school district. It's a wonderfully peace and beautiful place. The boat tours were informative and entertaining. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 9, 2015
ItsJustVal
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Atlanta, Georgia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Travel to this park for a staff development weekend with my school district. It's a wonderfully peace and beautiful place. The boat tours were informative and entertaining. The flora and fauna was like no other place I've ever visited. We stayed at cottages which were very clean and comfortable. Loved the cypress tress and water lillies. An awesome experiencee that... More 

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Oakwood, Illinois
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84 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

The staff was friendly and helpful. We took the boat tour and our guide asked us before we started what our special interest was birds, gators, etc. We said everything so whenever we came across anything of interest he shared his knowledge. The swamp was beautiful; water lilies were in bloom and both gators and birds were plentiful. We took... More 

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30 reviews 30 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

My family and I love the Georgia State Park system but this place has a special spot in my heart for me. Nowhere else have I found a place were the wildlife will simply walk up to within ten feet of you so you can look at them. I have read some of the other reviews on this place and... More 

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boston
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

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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9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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11 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
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 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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143 attraction reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
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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