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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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Very clean facility with plenty of wildlife wverywhere.

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
James J
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

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Thank James J
Screven, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

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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

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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 

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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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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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Stockton, Ga
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We've make day trips to Stephen C. Foster 3 or 4 times a year. Fishing for warmouth and catfish is usually pretty good. I've seen deer and gators every trip and usually see turkey, herons and various other swamp wildlife. The information center was under renovation last time I went, so some services may be limited.

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Carmel, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

All animals were in attendance but we basically had the swamp/park to ourselves. 7 cousins rented 2 immaculate, spacious AC cabins w/ large screened in porches, perfect for Happy Hour. Wild turkey, deer,egrets and herons made appearances. Michael Ellis entertained and educated us (4 teachers) on our 2 boat tours: his low-key delivery and un-canned humor made the rides personable... More 

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