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Stephen C. Foster State Park.
Copyright: - Georgia State Parks
Stephen C. Foster State Park.
Description - Named after songwriter Stephen Foster, this park is one of the primary entrances to the famed Okefenokee Swamp. Located in the Coastal Region of Georgia and within a National Wildlife Refuge, this park is situated 18 miles northeast of Fargo off Georgia Highway 177. Moss-laced cypress trees reflect off the black swamp waters providing breathtaking scenery. Man-made elements of the park include a museum and interpretive center that focus on environmental education. Creature comforts include an elevated boardwalk, guided boat trips and a concession area. This wildlife-rich park boasts a long lists that includes 223 different species of birds, 41 species of mammals, 54 species of reptiles and 60 species of amphibians.

Recreation - A variety of outdoor recreation is offered at the 80-acre Stephen C. Foster State Park. A 66-site campground accommodates both tents and RVs. Pioneer camping and nine cottages are offered as well. The interpretive center and museum serves as an introduction to the 1-mile Trembling Earth Nature Trail. A boat ramp large enough to accommodate motorboats, canoes and jon boats provides access to 25 miles of waterways. The park does have a picnic area with three picnic shelters. Visitors will also find regularly scheduled guided boat tours, fishing opportunities, environmental education programs and several annual events including a Reptile Weekend held each June and a program entitled Man in the Swamp, which is held each November. A concession area offers refreshments as well as nature books and souvenirs. Because the park is located within the boundary of the Okefeneokee National Wildlife Refuge, gates are locked at closing time.

Climate - Georgia generally experiences mild, comfortable winters and warm to hot, humid summers.

Location - Located 18 miles northeast of Fargo via State Hwy. 177.


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Filed By: PRGlaze (Fayetteville, GA)
Number of People Encountered: 25-50 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: Stayed 4 nights in RV at Campground. Great level & private sites. Great area for biking. Saw plenty of alligators. Enjoyed slideshow presented by park. Take plenty of bug repellent!


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Contact Information:
Stephen C. Foster State Park, Route 1, Box 131 , Fargo, GA, 31631, Phone: 912-637-5274

Additional Information:
Coastal Region - The coastal area of Georgia includes the southeastern corner of the state reaching the Atlantic Ocean. Savannah is the major city of the region and is accessible by Interstate 16 from Atlanta.
Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites - There are 54 State Parks in Georgia, located throughout the state. The northern part of the state has the most parks with a high concentration along the coast as well.

Links:
Georgia State Parks - Official Agency Website

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