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Stephen C. Foster State Park

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Way down upon the Suwanee River

My wife had visited this park as a child and brought me for the first time. Beautiful scenery. They... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Daytona Beach Area, Florida
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Thanksgiving 2018

Great place to step back and relax. Park is beautiful. Boat tour into the swamp was fun, children... read more

Reviewed November 30, 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife had visited this park as a child and brought me for the first time. Beautiful scenery. They have cabins for rent as well as campsites. Admission is reasonable at $5.00 a car. Planning a future visit to camp overnight.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed November 30, 2018

Great place to step back and relax. Park is beautiful. Boat tour into the swamp was fun, children really enjoyed the boat ride and seeing all the animals. The deer would almost walk up to you.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank swapfish
Reviewed November 20, 2018

Came for 2 nights, particularly to see the stars. Only one of 2 nights was clear, and we walked down to boat ramp to see stars. Not as spectacular as I'd hoped, but better than I'd ever see at home (the metro Atlanta area). We...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Dree59
Reviewed November 12, 2018

We enjoyed a couple of days here. A tour of the Okefenokee was conducted by a park employee was excellent. A lot to see.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Red_Cat_Kayaker
Reviewed November 12, 2018 via mobile

Great camp sites with power water hookup. Beautiful scenery and lots of deer. The boat trips are also loads of fun. We go with about 200 people and take over the site, and we have a blast.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank C F
Reviewed October 14, 2018

I came here with my mom purposely to see the stars/galaxy at night. We were not disappointed, it was spectacular. If you come, try to come as close to the new moon as possible so the sky is as dark as possible. The only thing...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Hannahlikestheocean
Reviewed October 2, 2018

We stayed with our 3 kids (12, 9, 5) in a cottage on site. It's a great adventure with plenty of alligators and other wildlife to be seen on the boating tours both day and night. Lots of the reviews here cover that. I do...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank Emily K
Reviewed August 15, 2018

We stayed in a cottage on August 12-14th to watch the Perseid's meteor shower this year. We were very impressed with our cottage and the park. This park is a dark sky certified park, so the stars were very vivid in the night sky, and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank Debbie E
Reviewed April 7, 2018

We stayed here for five days and loved it. Rented bikes, went on guided boat tours and rented our own motorboat twice! The cabins and campground were full and you never felt crowded, at all. The boat tours are significantly better than the Okefenokee Swamp...More

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank WillW1667
Reviewed March 16, 2018

We wanted to get back to Stephen C Foster before the mosquitoes got too bad PLUS we were camping in our vintage 64 Shasta AIrflyte camping trailer for the first time. The sites were neat and clean, the showers and restrooms were clean and well...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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July 12, 2018|
Response from WillW1667 | Reviewed this property |
The cottages are stand alone and inside the park & swamp, on Jones Island, within a walk or bike ride of the campground and Visitor Center where you can take boat rides in the Oke. The Eco-lodge is 17 miles outside the... More
Susan M
June 10, 2018|
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Response from Andrew K | Reviewed this property |
All the cabins, tent and RV sites can be reserved online. No swimming pool, and this is a real swamp full of alligators, so no place to swim (safely) unfortunately.
Jessica D
May 23, 2018|
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Response from Andrew K | Reviewed this property |
It is a real swamp with real bugs, so like Georgiaba said - wear bug spray or come back when it is cooler.
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New Orleans, Louisiana
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Okefenokee Water Levels/Fires (1 Reply)
Hello Everyone, hoping someone can shed some light on the current conditions at Okefenokee and specifically the Stephen C. Foster State Park area. I've been to SCF and Okefenokee several times over the years but have not been there since approximately the year 2000. I've seen and read a little about current water level conditions due to drought and other factors along with the wildfires from last year I believe causing poor visiting conditions for the Okefenokee and such low water levels and...More
April 21, 2008|
Response fromMoonlightMile|
Nolagal I was at the Okefenokee just before New Years on the Folkston (Eastern) side of the swamp and there was plenty of water and barely a sign of the wildfires. You should just call the state park and ask them specifically about your concerns. As far as wildlife we saw gators,turtles, snakes and lots of birds in December so I'm sure that won't be a problem this time of year but the bugs will! The temps were in the low 70's then and I can imagine might be pretty uncomfortable in late...More