Plantation Trace / Fargo

Suwannee River Visitor Center

125 Suwannee River Drive
Fargo, GA 31631

Located west of the famed Okefenokee Swamp, the Suwannee River Visitor Center overlooks a bend in the black-water river where people can fish and launch boats. Inside, visitors learn what gives the river its tea color and that mother alligators actively care for their babies. Animal displays include a black bear, bobcat, fox squirrel, otter, snakes, fish and numerous birds, including an endangered wood stork. A beautiful film takes visitors on a leisurely trip through the river and swamp. The center also includes exhibits on local history and energy efficiency. Operated by Stephen C. Foster State Park in Georgia. 912-637-5274 or

Green Building:

 Composting toilets use no water and solar fans for ventilation
 Insulation made from recycled newsprint treated to be fire retardant
 Parking lot made from porous concrete to reduce storm water runoff
 Decking made from recycled plastic
 Retaining wall made from recycled electrical cable and automobile dashboards
 Carpet and ceiling tiles made from recycled materials
 Natural lighting
 High-efficiency heating and air conditioning unit
 70% of all building materials from local sources
 30% of all materials have recycled content
 77% construction waste was recycled

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Tuesday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
    Wednesday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
    Thursday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
    Friday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
    Saturday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM

    Facility Amenities

    Public Restrooms

    General Information


    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages