Stephen C. Foster State Park

Fargo
The Coast

Stephen C. Foster State Park

Stephen C. Foster State Park

17517 Ga. Highway 177
Fargo, GA 31631

912-637-5274 | 800-864-7275

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This remote park is a primary entrance to the legendary Okefenokee Swamp -- one of Georgia's seven natural wonders. Spanish moss-laced trees reflect off the black swamp waters, while cypress knees rise upward from the glass-like surface. Paddlers and photographers will enjoy breathtaking scenery and abundant wildlife like alligators, turtles, black bears, deer, ibis, herons, wood storks, red-cockaded woodpeckers and numerous other creatures.

There are guided boat tours are available, but the more adventurous visitors may wish to rent canoes, kayaks or jon boats for further exploration of the swamp. Fishing in the lake is excellent, particularly for warmouth, bluegill, catfish, chain pickerel and bowfin. Boating is dependent upon water levels. Overnight guests may stay in a shaded campground or fully equipped cabins. Because the state park is located within a National Wildlife Refuge, gates lock at closing, and a refuge fee is charged.

  • Info & Amenities
  • Hours of Operation

    Sunday: 7:00AM - 10:00PM

    Monday: 7:00AM - 10:00PM

    Tuesday: 7:00AM - 10:00PM

    Wednesday: 7:00AM - 10:00PM

    Thursday: 7:00AM - 10:00PM

    Friday: 7:00AM - 10:00PM

    Saturday: 7:00AM - 10:00PM

    Admission & Fees

    Refuge Fee $5.00

    Activities

    Nature Trails

    Facility Amenities

    Boat Launch, Parking on Site, Picnic Area, Picnic Shelter

    Group Amenities

    Group-friendly

    Rentals

    Bicycle, Boat Rental, Canoe / Kayak

    Site Information

    Cabin / Cottage Rentals, Dump Station, Number of Sites, Pull-thru Sites, RVs Permitted, Tenters Welcome

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages

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