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Stephen C. Foster State Park

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

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Great Place for Star Gazing

This place has excellent scenery and one of darkest skies in the world. Me and my friend went to attend an astronomy program conducted by the Stephen C Foster management in... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed December 12, 2016
Harini D

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016

This place has excellent scenery and one of darkest skies in the world. Me and my friend went to attend an astronomy program conducted by the Stephen C Foster management in collaboration with Americorps. The program was great and they provided us telescopes with great specifications. We were able to see many constellations like "Cassiopeia" , "Pegasus" , "Orion" and... More 

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Thank Harini D
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

We were able to stay during a new moon when the park was having a star program. Not only could you see the milky way, but we also had a chance to see many of the planets using the ranger's telescope. The next day we rented a motor boat and went out on the swamp. Although the water is low... More 

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Washington (state)
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

We planned a trip to boat on the swamp and see alligators. We saw gators and much more. We had plans to rent a small motor boat on a Tuesday morning. We arrived at our motel in Fargo (Gator Motel) Labor day in the late afternoon. We decided to go the the park that evening for wildlife viewing and it... More 

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Marsh Harbour, Great Abaco Island
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

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 

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4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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1 Thank James J
Screven, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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1 Thank Anita G
Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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