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Stephen C. Foster State Park

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Address: Route 1, Fargo, GA 31631
Phone Number: 912 637 5274
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Not to be Missed if You are a Nature Lover!

My Husband and I went on the twilight paddle offered by the State Park. It was one of the most amazing things I have done. We were the only ones signed up, so it was us and the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Denise G
Statesboro, Georgia
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Marsh Harbour, Great Abaco Island
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my third trip to the park, so obviously something is drawing me back. If you like quiet places off the beaten track, this place is certainly worth considering. It is at the end of a 17 mile dead-end road. I would also suggest getting here very early, even if it means getting up at 6:30 am, like I... More 

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Statesboro, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My Husband and I went on the twilight paddle offered by the State Park. It was one of the most amazing things I have done. We were the only ones signed up, so it was us and the Guide. He was super knowledgeable of the flora and fauna in the area and led us to an amazing spot on the... More 

Thank Denise G
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

We spent the 4th of July weekend at the park. Everything is very well marked and easy to navigate. Camping spots are color coded to show size. A few of the spots were closed off due to recent rains but we figured as much. The plan was to avoid the chaos of the holiday and it worked!! Wonderful people at... More 

Thank James J
Screven, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

We rented one of the boats & went to Billy's Island. They have different size boat rentals to fit your needs. We enjoyed all the beautiful nature along the way. We saw countless alligators on the way. When we arrived at Billy's Island, there was an information sign showing the layout of how the island looked way back then. We... More 

Thank DSmith2790
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22 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

There isn't much to do at this state park. Some rental cabins a couple of tent sites a store for campers. You can fish but it's just a boat basin and not much to catch. Be sure to take the boat tour with a ranger. Lots of gators and birds and that's about it

Thank Tajm10
Woodstock, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

Stewart and I enjoyed a beautiful day kayaking in the Okefenokee Swamp from the Stephen C Foster State Park. We lost count of the number of alligators we saw in Billy Lake - dozens were on the bank, floating in the vegetation, or in the water around us. One huge gator surfaced right beside my kayak. I don't know who... More 

1 Thank Anita G
Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

We stopped by here on our way back to Atlanta from Orlando. It was a great chance for us to see this state park. I enjoyed the boardwalk nature trail right over the swamp -- I did not realize there would be beautiful yellow flowers in the swamp with the trees. It was neat to see cranes during the hike... More 

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Atlantic Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015 via mobile

Great spacious 2BR cabin Lots of deer Sarah did informative and fun boat tour of swamp birds and alligators

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Deming, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

Camping, boating, hiking, fishing and picnicking are all offered by this state park within a National Wildlife refuge. In our case we went for the guided boat ride. Guides were great, the ride was fun and baby alligators were sighted.

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

We have visited Okefenokee numerous times and for over 12 years and would recommend visiting both the western side of the park via the Stephen C Forster State Park and the eastern side via the Folkston entrance. Both give a completely different perspective of this very special place. We tend to take a self-drive motor boat out onto the Suwannee... More 

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